Extenuating circumstances (EC1)
If you have had personal or medical difficulties, which have prevented you from attending an exam, completing your work on time or completing your work to the best of your ability, then you may be able to submit an EC1 form due to extenuating circumstances.
You have to complete a form and provide evidence of your circumstances to your course director within 5 working days of the submission date of the coursework or exam.
EC1 evidence for a medical condition should come from your GP and evidence of having received counselling or therapeutic support needs to be provided by your counsellor or therapist. If you are accessing Student Wellbeing support you may also be able to ask your adviser for evidence.
You can download the EC1 form from the Ulster University Student Guide or by clicking through Absence & Extenuating Circumstances - Student Guide
Absence/taking a break from University
Absence from University can include being absent for more than three working days from study/class, taking a longer authorised temporary break from your studies through a Leave of Absence or completing withdrawing/deregistering from your course.
There are a range of steps that need be considered when you are absent or intend to take a leave of absence/deregister. Find out more at Take a leave of absence - Student Guide
Student Wellbeing are also on hand to support you at this time get in touch with Student Wellbeing.