Supporting you to achieve your full potential reminder
We want to remind you about the various ways that the University will support you to achieve your full potential. We know that unforeseen circumstances can have a serious impact on your study, outcomes and wellbeing. This is a reminder of the support systems available such as extensions to deadline, intermission, learning support plans, additional consideration and academic appeals.
The additional consideration process is available to consider unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances that students face, and to protect you from the impact of these circumstances on your achievement. This is a reminder of the process and of the change to the timescale for submitting requests.
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Key things to remember about additional consideration
1. If you have faced serious unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances which have affected an assessment, you can submit a request for Additional Consideration.
2. You can only submit a request for Additional Consideration after the affected assessment date – you must submit the request by the published deadline.
3. There are two routes – self-certification and a full request.
- Self-certification – this is for a time-bound assessment (e.g. an examination), supporting documentation is not required and the deadline is 7 days after the impacted assessment. You can submit one request per semester.
- Full request – this is for circumstances which lasted for more than 7 days, and for assessments not covered by self-certification (e.g. essays, reports), supporting documentation is required and the deadline is 14 days after the last impacted assessment.
4. If your request is upheld, you will normally get a further opportunity to undertake the assessment without penalty – called a deferral – during the resit period, but this can vary and is not automatic. Your Course Examination Board will consider how it should be applied.
Some of these measures and their outcomes may carry financial implications – we encourage you to read more about this and to contact the Student Advice Service team if you would like to discuss this further.