Absence & Extenuating Circumstances

If you believe that extenuating circumstances apply to your performance in coursework or an examination.

We hope you do not find yourself in a situation whereby you have to miss an exam.

However, if you are unable to sit an exam due to valid medical or compassionate circumstances, you must notify your Course/Subject Director of your absence.

Self certification can be accepted - see procedures for extenuating circumstances.

Extenuating Circumstances

If you believe that extenuating circumstances apply to your performance in coursework or an examination, written medical evidence, or evidence of compassionate circumstances, must be presented to your Course/Subject Director not later than ten working days following the submission date of coursework or the examination.

EC1 Form

Self-certification has been raised from 5 days to 10 days in 2020/21 due to the impact of Covid.

  • Evidence of ill health or extenuating circumstances should be presented using form EC1.
  • Evidence of ill health must be authenticated by your medical adviser.
  • Medical certificates should be forwarded directly to your Course/Subject Director.

Extenuating Circumstances

Procedures for Extenuating Circumstances

You must do this no later than ten working days after the exam by submitting a completed EC1 form

Only in exceptional circumstances will late evidence be considered, in accordance with the procedures set out in the section ‘Appeals against Academic Decisions’.

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