Exams & Mitigating Circumstances
We recognise that undergraduate students may suffer from serious and unforeseen circumstances1 during their course.
If you are an undergraduate student from the Department of Computing, you may apply for a coursework extension or for mitigation following the process on this page. If you are student from another Department, but are studying a Computing module, you will need to apply through the process in place for your own Department (please contact your own Senior Tutor if you are not sure what this process is).
The Department of Computing operates a policy for undergraduate students where you can request a coursework extension deadline of up to two weeks. To request a coursework extension, you need to create a Coursework Extension/Mitigation Request Form. If you are in first year click here, if you are in second year, click here and if you are in third or fourth year, click here. First time you click, it should not allow you to access, and you should request access by clicking on the team icon “UG-mitigation- CO. This will then be reviewed by the Senior Tutor. Once you are granted access you then can fill out the Coursework Application Form by clicking “New”.
You should still submit the coursework you have completed by the deadline, even if this is incomplete. There is no guarantee that your claim will be accepted.
Once you are granted access you then can fill the mitigation form by clicking on Mitigation Application Form on your left frame and then "New". Make sure that you attach on the Coursework Mitigation Request Form all evidences you have gathered for your claim. If you have already missed the coursework deadline, you can still submit a Coursework Mitigation Request Form within 10 working days from that deadline.
If you are a postgraduate student and you have mitigating circumstances that extend beyond a single 20% weighted coursework, like, for example, if you believe that your performance in an examination was affected, these will need to be considered under the College procedure for mitigating circumstances. Please complete the Mitigating Circumstances Request Form and fill the form in this page. Forms are available from the Examinations and Assessment page, under the mitigating circumstances tab.
For both extension requests and mitigating circumstances requests, you should still submit the coursework you have completed by the deadline, even if this is incomplete. There is no guarantee that your claim will be accepted.
You can find further information on the mitigation procedure in Mitigation Circumstances
Once you get your official results, if you think that the Board of Examiners, Mitigating Circumstances or marking and moderation process have not followed the College policies and procedures, then you can file an academic appeal.
To submit a mitigation claim if you are an undergraduate (not for coursework extensions), you need to create a JMC Mitigation Application Form if you are a JMC student or COMPUTING Mitigation Application if you are a COMPUTING student. First time you click, it should not allow you to access and you should request access by clicking on the team icon “UG-mitigation- CO". Once you are granted access you then can fill the Mitigation Application Form by clicking “New”.
If you have any questions contact your Senior tutor.
Remember the deadline to submit mitigations is 10 working days from the last affected assessment.
|Serious short term illness at the time of the assessment (or immediately prior)|
|Significant adverse personal or family circumstances|
|Victim of a serious crime|
|Unavoidable transport issues|
|Acute exacerbation of a chronic condition or disability|
|Public service, such as jury service or being required to act as a witness in court|
|IC Health Centre letter/documentation|
|Other GP or medical professional letter/documentation|
|Breakdown report/repair report|
|Crime reference number|
|Emergency responder official papers/notes|
|Exam invigilator report|
|Hospital admission/discharge papers|
|Letter from a legal professional/notary/executor of the estate|
|Letter from counsellor|
|Letter from a funeral director|
|Letter from a religious leader|
|An official court or police correspondence|
|Official communication from a transport provider|
|Order of service|