Personal mitigating circumstances are a serious, significant event which is unforeseen and/or unavoidable that may appreciably impair a student’s academic performance in one or more assessed activities and may possibly occur over a period of time.
Personal mitigating circumstances may include medical matters or events directly affecting someone
other than the student.
Where a student is applying for interruption of study, the same criteria for approval as personal mitigating circumstances are used.
A student may not interrupt their studies without good reason, there must be circumstances beyond their control that will have an adverse effect on their studies.
Guidance and forms
- Personal mitigating circumstances and Interruption of Study guidance
- Personal mitigating circumstances form (B&FC, Lancaster, SQA, BTEC)
- Personal mitigating circumstances form (Exceptional Arrangements)
- Interruption of study form
For all associated documents and forms, visit the Higher Education Taught Award Regulations home page.