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Extenuating Circumstances

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Extenuating Circumstances

You may find that as an assessment is coming up that you don't have time to do this due to exceptional circumstances beyond your control.

If this is the case, you may need to apply for Extenuating Circumstances

What are Extenuating Circumstances

An extenuating circumstances form is for when circumstances happen beyond your control that may prevent you from completing work on time. You will be able to request extenuating circumstances in order to be able to submit your assessments at a later date.

However, if you just need a little bit of extra time, a 72 hour extension may be a better option for you. You will need to discuss your options with your Module Leader.

You will be able to obtain an extenuating circumstances form on My Sunderland.


Submitting your request

Once you have completed your form, you can submit this along with any supporting documents via Compass.

If you already have a Compass enquiry, please make sure you add a note along with the attached form and any supporting documents.


What happens next?

Once your request has been processed your form and any supporting documents will be discussed at the next available Extenuating Circumstances Panel. Once this panel has met and discussed your request you will be contacted by your Programme Support team with the outcome.