Mitigation should be requested when you need until the next assessment period, for short-term extention advice see Seeking an Extension.
In most cases you will work towards your
assessment deadlines without any problems.
However, there are times when circumstances arise
beyond your control that affect you and your ability
In normal circumstances the University expects you to submit/sit in all components of assessment and in doing so assumes that you are declaring yourself fit to do so. The University accepts, however, that circumstances may arise that require you to seek a short extension to your deadline.
In exceptional cases, where you have already sat/ submitted for assessment but then realise you were not fit, you can request Mitigation within 5 days of the date of the assessment.
The University’s ‘Extenuating Circumstances and Mitigation’ procedure allows a Student to seek deferral of the affected assessments until the next available assessment opportunity. If granted the deferred assessment, unlike a re-sit assessment, will be treated as a ‘first sit’ and not attract a penalty cap on the mark.
You will need to demonstrate that circumstances beyond your control have affected your Academic study. In your supporting statement you will need to detail:
In addition, you will be expected to explain the
direct link between the circumstances you describe
and the impact on your ability to study.
As part of your application, it is essential that you provide documented evidence that supports the claim you make. It is unlikely that an application will be granted without this.
Evidence might include medical reports; supporting statement from a qualified professional involved in your case or tutor; death certificates/order of service; notice of travel cancellations or any other relevant documentation. The dates covered by the documents must match the dates of the affected assessments.
You have 5 days from the date you submit your form to provide the original documents.
The completed form should
be submitted to your Student
Administration Office. The
form will be submitted for
consideration by a formal
Mitigation panel within the
It's important to note that: