Special Circumstances

Special Circumstances refers to a policy which enables students to make the University aware of any exceptional circumstances which are impacting the student’s well-being and their ability to continue with their studies effectively.

Special Circumstances are defined as circumstances which are exceptional for the individual student, are beyond that student’s control, and for which there is sufficient evidence to show that they had a significant adverse impact on the student’s performance in an assessment, or resulted in non-attendance or a non-submission for a scheduled assessment.

The full Special Circumstances Policy is available here:

Special Circumstances Policy

The policy outlines how the University will review and respond to applications, as well as detailing further guidance on which type of circumstances may be considered as legitimate or rejected and deemed invalid. You are advised to review this policy at the beginning of your studies so that you understand what it can and cannot be used for.