School of Social and Political Science

Special Circumstances


We are committed to supporting you during your studies and want to make sure there’s nothing preventing you from succeeding in your assessments. We know that sometimes things can happen in your life which are beyond your control, but that you feel may have an adverse impact on your academic performance.

Therefore, we have a dedicated Extensions and Special Circumstances service offering assessment support so that if you need to, you can apply for:

  • extra time to which you are entitled via a learning adjustment 
  • an extension (for a maximum of seven calendar days) 
  • or special circumstances (when circumstances have meant a significant impact on your performance, or resulted in non-attendance or non-submission for an assessment)

Extensions and Learning Adjustments

You can find out more about how to apply for a coursework extension here.

You can find out more about how to access your learning adjustment here.

Special Circumstances

Your Personal Tutor (PT) and Student Support Officer (SSO) are your first point of contact if you are considering making an application for Special Circumstances. They can give you advice, guidance and direction to other University Services, such as Counselling and Disability and can assist you with your application.

Apply for Special Circumstances 


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