During your time with us you might experience significant personal difficulties. Extenuating circumstances (ECs) are events that affect your performance in assessments which are unforeseen and out of your control. Our EC procedure is intended to support you.

In the first instance we recommend that you notify, for example, your Personal Tutor, PhD supervisor or the Support and wellbeing team, as soon as possible.  These people will be able to provide advice and direct you to appropriate procedures or support services, if applicable.

Take a look at the Extenuating circumstances flow chart linked below if you are not sure about where to start.