Academic Appeals & Extenuating Circumstances
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 complete an Extenuating Circumstances Submission (ECS) for consideration. The ECS will be forwarded to the University's School Board of Examiners who will take account of this declaration in recording your module marks.
Extenuating Circumstances Submissions (ECS)
Please note that Extenuating Circumstances Submissions do 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 result in 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 Procedure for further information:
Download the ECS Prodedure (pdf)
Please also refer to the Students’ Guide to Extenuating Circumstances Submission which are available below:
Download the ECS GuidANCE for Students (pdf)
Students Submitting a Claim
The University's Extenuating Circumstances Submission 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 Union, or contact staff at the Student Hub on your campus. If you have any problems accessing the online procedure or documentation, please email your School. Contact information is available via the online ECS system.