Note this is updated guidance for 2022/23. For previous years, please follow the link for MC guidance relating to 2021/22.

Mitigating Circumstances

Mitigating Circumstances (MC) are circumstances outside of your control that may negatively impact your academic performance in your assessments.

The University will always look to provide additional support for your circumstances to prevent any impact on your academic performance. However, if your assessments have been negatively impacted by circumstances outside of your control, it might be appropriate to submit a Mitigating Circumstances claim (in accordance with Regulation XVII).

These circumstances may include but are not limited to:

  • Short-term illness or injury (physical or mental health)
  • Long-term health condition or disability (physical or mental health)
  • Bereavement
  • Crime or hate incident (including racism, homophobia and domestic or sexual violence)
  • Adverse personal or family circumstances (including divorce, serious illness of close relation and unexpected caring responsibilities)
  • Global events
  • Exceptional travel circumstances

Mitigating Circumstances claim deadlines 2022/23

The deadlines for submitting a claim for the 2022/23 academic year are as follows:

  • Semester 1: 09 February 2023
  • Semester 2 (UG Finalist): 19 June 2023
  • Semester 2 (PGCE students): 31 May 2023
  • Semester 2 (Non-finalist/PGT): 23 June 2023
  • SAP: 12 September 2023
  • Semester 3: Please contact your School

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