Extenuating Circumstances

If you believe personal circumstances or a medical condition have affected your academic performance, the best course of action is to notify your School as soon as possible. You can also drop off medical notes at the InfoHub. It's always useful to explain your situation so it can be taken into account on your module grades, especially during essay and examination periods.

If you have been ill between 6 and 11 days, a self certificate or medical note should be submitted. After 11 days only medical notes will be accepted. Remember, the sooner you submit this evidence, the sooner your School ca take your issues into account and provide support.

1st and 2nd year students only are able to self - certificate against illness for exams and course work, on the day or no later than 3 days after. There is no guarantee this will be accepted, as it will be investigated.

Read the full University policy on Mitigating Circumstances.

If you are unsure what to do, who to submit information to, get in touch with the AUSA Advice.