If you are sitting exams this term please ensure you have checked your personal exam timetable carefully and read ‘Examination arrangements: what you need to know’. This document contains important information on where to find exam venues, what you should and shouldn’t bring to your exams, rules about behaviour in exams, what to do if you are ill on the day, and so on. You will find a link to this document on your personal timetable, or you can click here to access it.
It is imperative that you are familiar with the rules contained in this document – if you are caught breaking the rules for whatever reason it will be considered cheating and you will face academic misconduct procedures.
Extenuating circumstances forms
If you have been affected by circumstances beyond your control (like illness, death or severe illness of a close relative or partner, physical attack) you might feel that your performance has been impaired. In such circumstances you may be able to request that the University should consider your case/situation at one of its Examiners’ Meetings.
The deadlines for submission to Schools of Extenuating Circumstances Forms with appropriate evidence are published on the Examination Office’s website. The University will not consider any cases after the specified published deadlines unless you can demonstrate insurmountable circumstances (such as hospitalization or incarceration) that prevented you from handing in the form and accompanying evidence on time.
You also need to be aware that it is University policy that only two ‘Deemed not to have sat’ (DNS) approvals can be permitted for any Part/Year of study throughout any degree programme.
A list of School Contacts for Extenuating Circumstances Forms can also be found on the Examination Office’s website.