This article provides you with information on extenuating circumstances.
What extenuating circumstances are
If there are short-term circumstances (problems) with your health or personal life, which have been serious and significant enough to have prevented you from attending, completing or submitting an assessment on time, then you can fill out an Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF), which will give you more time to complete assignments.
You cannot submit an ECF for Deferred First Attempt Assessment(s) or Second Attempt Assessments.
If the circumstances extend for more than 20 working days, and the circumstances are ‘long-term,’ then it is recommended that consider suspension of studies. Suspension of studies should be discussed with your Head of Department, and we also advise that you investigate support that may be available from ASDAC.
Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF)
An ECF is submitted by students, who for unforeseen circumstances, have not been able to complete their work and require an extended deadline.
You can now submit and track your ECF online via https://www.registryhub.
You can find out information on how to complete an extenuating circumstances form, including what documents you need to fill in, or examples of circumstances on the Students’ Union independent advice pages.