What constitutes a mitigating circumstance? 

Some students think that health issues are the only grounds for making a request for mitigation. This is not the case. A very wide variety of things can be considered in mitigation, from health issues (physical or mental, acute or chronic) to bereavement or financial hardship. It is hard to give a full list because every case is different. Basically, if something out of  your control affects your ability to study or to take assessments then it may be considered as a mitigating circumstance. If in any doubt please talk to your Personal Tutor or email the Senior Tutor and arrange a meeting.

Find out more about mitigating circumstances.