This article will provide you with the information you need to know about how to complete an ECF.


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, 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. 


To complete an ECF, firstly you can collect a copy of the ECF from your department/school office or from the Union's’ Advice Centre. When completed, you will need to submit your ECF to your department/school office. You can find more information on the Students’ Union independent advice pages.


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