If you are experiencing problems which are adversely affecting your ability to study (called 'extenuating circumstances'), then you can apply for mitigation.
Applying for mitigation will ensure that the Board of Examiners is fully aware of your circumstances and will take these into account when finalising your marks for the modules affected. Your application for mitigation will be treated in confidence.
Examples of extenuating circumstances include personal or family illness, bereavement, family problems or being a victim of crime. You will need evidence to prove your situation; the Students’ Union Advice Service can offer guidance on what evidence you will need to present.
You can pick up an extenuating circumstances/mitigation form from your school office, or download one from the link opposite.
You should hand your completed form to the designated person as specified in your course handbook (a digital version of your course handbook should be available on X-stream).
You are strongly advised to speak to an advisor at the Students’ Union Advice Service to help complete your form.