During the course of your degree programme you might be faced with problems that are outside your control and are negatively affecting your academic performance. Such problems are known as 'extenuating circumstances'.
You can submit an extenuating circumstance request if you feel that such problems have negatively affected, or will affect, your ability to complete coursework, to attend classes or to prepare for and/or sit your exams. Learn more about the extenuating circumstances process, watch our video. You are strongly encouraged to discuss any circumstances that are affecting you with your Academic Tutor or School Director of Academic Tutoring, Student Support Services representative, RUSU Academic Advisor or the module convenor first. We encourage you to utilise all support in place to assist with your studies and exams before pursuing this option.
Any discussions you have are confidential and the information you include in the request form is too. The outcome of your request will be made known to other relevant people, but the information itself remains confidential. Please read the latest Extenuating Circumstance Policy. Full details of the current appeals process can be found in the questions below.