Do I need to provide evidence for Mitigating Circumstances?
It is very unlikely that a Mitigating Circumstances claim will be accepted without evidence.
Evidence submitted in support of mitigating circumstances must demonstrate the impact
the circumstances had on your ability to submit or present for an assessment by the
Examples of acceptable evidence may include:
• Evidence of a medical/health condition which occurred during the period immediately leading up to the assessment date and/or the actual assessment date. It is at the Course Leader’s discretion whether or not to accept the evidence presented. It should be noted that self-certification will NOT usually be accepted.
• In the case of bereavement, it is at the Course Leader’s discretion whether or not to accept the evidence presented, however, if the death occurred outside the assessment period or period immediately leading up to the assessment deadline, then further evidence should be submitted to support the claim of the on-going impact this has had/is having on the student’s ability to meet the assessment deadline.
• Written confirmation from a Learning Support Manager, Dyslexia Adviser or Counsellor to evidence a disadvantage to student learning. Such evidence must include confirmation of an ongoing relationship between you and the support service (i.e. that you have previously and continue to receive such support).
• Where supporting evidence is not available at the time you submit the Mitigating Circumstances Form, you may, at the discretion of the Course Leader, be given a further deadline to submit this. Where this deadline is not met, the claim will be considered as originally submitted (i.e. in the absence of evidence).
If evidence is in a foreign language it is the student’s responsibility to have it translated prior