Dealing with personal issues that interfere with your studies
Reporting special circumstances
Special Circumstances are circumstances beyond your control that have had a significant negative impact on your performance.
Your Personal Tutor (PT) and Student Support Team are your first point of contact if you are considering making a Special Circumstances application. They can give you advice, guidance, and direction to other University Services if necessary, such as Student Counselling and the Student Disability Service.
Special Circumstances are submitted online, through the Assessment Support System
The Extensions and Special Circumstances Service have produced step-by-step instruction videos on how to complete and submit a Special Circumstances application
PPLS has a set deadline for submitting Special Circumstances for each semester, regardless of the date of students' final assessments. You can find these deadlines on the Extensions and Special Circumstances website.
Who to contact
To report special circumstances, please contact the School postgraduate office.
Dugald Stewart Building
Monday to Friday:
9.30 am to 12.30 pm
1.30 pm to 5.00 pm
If you would like to talk to a member of the team, please email us and we will respond as quickly as possible.