Extenuating Circumstances

  • Extenuating Circumstances Statements (ECS)

    The University recognises that, from time to time, you may encounter issues which may prevent you from being able to submit or undertake an assessment. Where this is the case, you can submit an Extenuating Circumstances Statement (ECS) for consideration. The ECS will be forwarded to the University’s Subject Panel who will take account of this declaration in recording your module marks.

    Please note that Extenuating Circumstances does NOT include the following:

    • Requests for extensions to assignment deadlines or for other resit opportunities that fall within the normal timeframe of the module (usually one whole trimester). These should continue to be submitted directly to the relevant module coordinator or other named person in your School.

    • Information on personal and medical circumstances that entail absence from classes. These should also continue to be submitted to those nominated in your School or programme of study.

    Please refer to the ECS guidance notes at the left hand side of this page for further information.

    Students submitting a claim 

    The University's Extenuating Circumstances Statements process is online and can be accessed via self-service banner.

    If you require assistance with this process you can seek help from the Students' Association www.sauws.org.uk/advice, or contact staff at the Student Hub or Student Link on your campus. If you have any problems accessing the online procedure or documentation, please email extcircum@uws.ac.uk