Personal Mitigating Circumstances and Interruption of Study

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

For all associated documents and forms, visit the Higher Education Taught Award Regulations home page.

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