Extenuating Circumstances and Time Out

Extenuating Circumstances (ECs) are defined as circumstances which are unexpected, significantly disruptive and beyond your control, and which may have affected your ability to meet an assessment deadline or the level of your performance at assessment. If you are having difficulties, you may be able to submit an Extenuating Circumstances claim.

2017-18 Extenuating Circumstances Regulations


How to make a claim

Please read the guidance document before submitting your EC claim on the below form. If you require supporting evidence from a medical practitioner please download the guidance document and take it with you to your appointment:


Extenuating Circumstances Claim Form 1718 (Word 64KB)

If you are completing a stage/year of your course that commenced prior to September 2017, please use the 16/17 form below:

Extenuating Circumstances Claim Form 1617 (Word 66KB)

Guidance for medical practitioners (PDF 140KB)

Requesting time out from your studies

You may be able to take time out from your studies under certain circumstances but you should consult the guidance below as there are some restrictions:

Student Guide to Requesting Time Out (PDF 57KB)

Request for Time Out Form 2016-17 (Word 72KB)

Requesting a course transfer