Mitigating Circumstances

MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES TRIMESTER A 20/21

The University has introduced a blended delivery model to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on normal operations in Trimester A.  Mitigating Circumstance applications can be made to highlight any unforeseen problems or events, which have led to exceptional, serious or acute circumstances (i.e. isolated, non-recurring and recent), impacting on your ability to undertake assessment and/or submit coursework on time. 

The requirement to provide evidence is suspended for 2020/21 Trimester A. In place of evidence, you are required to provide a clear statement detailing why your circumstances meet the criteria of being ‘exceptional, serious, acute and unforeseen’.

If your Mitigating Circumstance application is presented on the basis of COVID-19, please outline the way in which this has impacted on your ability to undertake assessment and/or submit coursework on time.  This could be, for example, as a result of COVID-19 directly impacting on your health on the day/date of assessment, a public health requirement to self-isolate, the consequential impact of COVID-19 on your physical or mental health, or unforeseen caring responsibilities, which have directly impacted on your ability to undertake assessment. 

All other legitimate grounds for the submission of a Mitigating Circumstance application are captured within the Consideration of Mitigating Circumstances policy.

Where circumstances cannot be described as above and are likely to be on-going, advice should be sought from your Module Leader or Personal Tutor.  Short extensions to submission deadlines may be available and you should discuss this option with your Module Leader in the first instance. 

The University’s Student Wellbeing team can also provide confidential support and advice for all aspects of mental health and wellbeing.

The 20/21 Trimester A – Mitigating Circumstances application can be found using this link: MITS Form

The 20/21 Consideration of Mitigating Circumstances Policy can be found using this link: MITS Policy

The deadline for submission of the 20/21 Trimester A Mitigating Circumstances Application is Friday 22 January 2021.