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 email medical notes to the Infohub or update on MyAberdeen. 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 can take your issues into account and provide support. - Please note that if your circumstances are COVID-19 related you may not need to provide evidence of this, but please check with your school.

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 university’s information on Extenuating Circumstances here (scroll to drop down menu at the bottom of the page).

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