Academic Services

Special circumstances

Advice on special circumstances consideration process.

Information below is relevant to students on taught programmes. Information on Special Circumstances for postgraduate research students is available in the Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Students.


Special Circumstances explained

Special Circumstances will be considered where they are exceptional for the individual student, beyond their control, and where there is evidence that they have negatively affected their performance in assessment.

Special Circumstances procedure

Process and requirements for students wishing to make a special circumstances application.

Special Circumstances evidence requirements

Guidance on types of documents to provide as evidence for a special circumstances application.

Special Circumstances consideration process

An overview of how special circumstances applications will be considered by the Board of Examiners and the notification procedure.