Mitigating circumstances

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and will give due consideration to any mitigating circumstances that may have affected your academic achievement. Such circumstances may include (but are not limited to):

  • Personal health
  • Close family health
  • Domestic circumstances
  • Educational disadvantage
  • Educational disruption

It is essential that you complete our online form as soon as possible if you believe that your academic achievement has been affected by any of the above, as we may be able take these issues into account when assessing your application.

Evidence of mitigating circumstances

In order for us to consider your application for mitigation we must receive an official letter from a relevant professional such as a health consultant, GP or senior figure at your school, college or university. This letter must:

  • Include your full name and UCAS number.
  • Be printed on letterheaded paper, signed and dated

The evidence provided in the letter must explain:

  1. The nature of the mitigating circumstances.
  2. Exactly how this affected you in relation to your studies.
  3. Precisely when this happened and which assessments were affected.

Your application for mitigation and the letter from the professional must both be received by 1st October 2017.

Our Mitigating Circumstances Guide (PDF) provides a definition of mitigation and depicts the kind of unusual circumstances which may constitute special consideration (for both existing students and applicants).

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