What outcomes can I expect from a Mitigating Circumstances request?
Where your Mitigating Circumstances Form has been submitted 5 working days or more
before the assessment due date, the Course Leader will normally notify you and the Campus Registry of the decision before the assessment deadline.
In all cases the Course Leader will normally notify you and the Campus Registry of the decision no later than 5 working days after the assessment deadline.
Where the mitigating circumstances claim is accepted, you will normally be granted
an extension equivalent in length to the study days lost due to the mitigating circumstances,
normally up to a maximum of three weeks, or, in the case of a presentation, performance, viva or examination, you will be deferred and will be required to undertake that assessment at the next available opportunity.
Any extension of more than three weeks may only be granted with the express permission of the Head of School.
Where the claim is not accepted, the given assessment deadline must be adhered to and failure to submit or present for assessment will be treated in the same way as any other non submission or non-presentation of that assessment task.