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Mitigating Circumstances ('Concessions')


Mitigating Circumstances (‘Concessions’) are serious unforeseen, unpreventable circumstances which negatively affect a student’s performance in assessed work. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Serious personal illness;
  • Serious personal accident or injury or hospitalisation;
  • Significant adverse personal or family circumstance;
  • Worsening or acute episode of an established medical condition

Full details of extenuating circumstances criteria and the procedures you should follow may be found in Annex 9 of the Credit Framework for Taught Programmes.

If you think you may have grounds to apply for mitigation of extenuating circumstances you should speak to the student support team in your School in the first instance.

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Last Updated: 03/01/2020