Swansea University

Policy on Extenuating Circumstances

Policy on Extenuating Circumstances Affecting Assessment

The University recognises that students’ study and preparation for assessment may on occasion be affected by a range of factors, including extenuating circumstances, and that students may on occasion be unable to complete assessments.

The following policy has twin aims: to ensure that students with valid claims of extenuating circumstances are treated fairly and consistently; and to protect the standard of the University’s awards.  

This policy applies to all students of the University pursuing taught programmes or the training element of research degrees and allows for the consideration of extenuating circumstances relating to examinations and coursework.

In addition, some Frequently Asked Questions on Extenuating Circumstances can be found here


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