During your time with us you might experience significant personal difficulties that are outside of your control.
If you have a Support Plan (formerly known as an academic referral form (ARF) or disability referral form (DRF)) that states on it that extensions to deadlines in relation to your disability should be allowed on request, wherever possible, you do not need to complete an extenuating circumstances form. Please refer to the procedure for Students with Support Plans that makes reference to extension.
If these problems impact your ability to study or complete assessments, we recommend that you notify, for example, your Personal Tutor, PhD supervisor or a Welfare Officer, as soon as possible. These people will be able to provide advice and direct you to appropriate procedures or support services, if applicable.
If you’ve discussed your circumstances and you identify you need to make a claim under the Extenuating Circumstances procedure, you will need to let us know by filling out an extenuating circumstances form.
Your case will then be looked at and you’ll be informed of the outcome of your claim.
Additional information, guidance and advice is available on the Students’ Union website. We recommend you consult these pages if you are experiencing circumstances affecting your studies.
If your case is highly sensitive and you are concerned about disclosing highly personal information online, we advise that you speak to your Personal Tutor or a Welfare Officer. These people can review the evidence in confidence with you and may be able to make a supporting statement for you to include with your form, without you needing to submit the sensitive evidence.