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Extenuating Circumstances


Where unforeseeable circumstances beyond your control have delayed or prevented you from completing/taking an assessment (and an Extension is not available or appropriate) you can apply for Extenuating Circumstances (sometimes called ECs) to be taken into account when your results are reviewed and approved. 

 

Should I apply for Extenuating Circumstances?

 

1. Are you experiencing UNEXPECTED, UNAVOIDABLE and SHORT TERM circumstances that are impacting your ability to complete/submit an assessment? (Click for more information)

Not all circumstances are deemed to be unexpected, unavoidable or short term - examples of the type of circumstances that will be considered, together with a list of those that will not, are available here.

If your circumstances are longer term and are affecting multiple assessments, then extenuating circumstances may not be the most appropriate means of support. Please seek advice from your tutor, the SU or the university Wellbeing Teams.

 

2. Are you able to provide EVIDENCE with your application that shows how these circumstances affected you at the time of the assessment? (Click for more information)

The burden of proof to support your application lies with you at all times.

You will need to upload evidence to support your application, this should be in line with the information provided here and in the Student Guide to Extenuating Circumstances 2023/24.

You must submit at least one piece of supporting evidence and up to a maximum of six. Your student statement will not be sufficient evidence on its own to support an extenuating circumstance.

Your evidence and any supporting statement will only be shared with the EC Committee.

 

3. Have you explored OTHER SUPPORT options first? (Click for more information)

Would a short extension to your submission deadline help? Click here for details about how to apply for this option.

Will your circumstances affect you longer term? If your circumstances are longer term and are affecting multiple assessments, then extenuating circumstances may not be the most appropriate means of support. Please seek advice from your tutor, the SU or support services you are engaged with, such as D&N or Wellbeing.

Are the circumstances you are experiencing due to problems with the delivery of your courses? These issues should be raised directly with your School/Department.

  

4. Do you understand the possible OUTCOMES of an Extenuating Circumstances application? (Click for more information)

It’s important to understand there are a limited number of actions that the university can take in response to accepted Extenuating Circumstances. Suitable mitigation might include the lifting of a late submission penalty or the opportunity to take the assessment again at the next available opportunity (this may be the next academic year). We cannot increase module marks, a year or degree average, or classification.  Information about all the available outcomes is available here. 

 

If you can answer YES to all of the above then you can apply for Extenuating Circumstances. Further information and guidance is available at the bottom of this page.

If you have read all the relevant information and guidance please select your cohort below to access the correct application form and appropriate application deadlines:

 

Undergraduate Students
Deadlines & Application Form

 Autumn Term 2023 

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 18 September 2023 - 15 December 2023)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Friday 12 January 2024

Interim outcomes were sent on Monday 12 February 2024

Final outcomes were sent on Wednesday 3 July 2024

 

Spring Term 2024

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 16 December 2023 - 28 March 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Monday 29 April 2024

Interim outcomes were sent on Thursday 16 May 2024

Final outcomes were sent on Wednesday 3 July 2024

 

Summer Term 2024

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 29 March 2024 - 23 May 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Friday 31 May 2024

Final outcomes were sent on Wednesday 3 July 2024

 

Summer Term 2024 (Exceptional for late set assessments)

(ONLY for assessments/submission deadlines between 24 May 2024 - 7 June 2024)

      DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Tuesday 11 June 2024

Final outcomes were sent on Wednesday 3 July 2024

 

Summer Vacation Assessment Period (SVAP) 2024

(ONLY for resit assessments/submission deadlines between 19 August 2024 - 30 August 2024)

DEADLINE:     Midday Monday 2 September 2024

Final outcomes: 12 September 2024

 

UG SVAP APPLICATION FORM COMING SOON

 

Integrated Foundation Degree Students
Deadlines & Application Form

Autumn Term 2023 

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 18 September 2023 - 15 December 2023)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Friday 12 January 2024

Interim outcomes were sent on Monday 12 February 2024

Final outcomes: 25 July 2024

 

Spring Term 2024

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 16 December 2023 - 28 March 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Monday 29 April 2024

Interim outcomes were sent on Thursday 16 May 2024

Final outcomes: 25 July 2024

 

Summer Term 2024 

 (for assessments/submission deadlines between 29 March 2024 - 7 June 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Friday 14 June 2024

Final outcomes: 25 July 2024

 

APPLY HERE

 

Postgraduate Students (September start)
Deadlines & Application Form

Autumn Term 2023 

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 18 September 2023 - 15 December 2023)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Friday 12 January 2024

Interim outcomes were sent on Monday 12 February 2024

Final outcomes: 25 July 2024

 

Spring Term 2024

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 16 December 2023 - 28 March 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Monday 29 April 2024

Interim outcomes were sent on Thursday 16 May 2024

Final outcomes: 25 July 2024

 

Summer Term 2024

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 29 March 2024 - 7 June 2024)

     DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Friday 14 June 2024

Final outcomes: 25 July 2024

 

PGT SOCIAL WORK - Late Summer 2024

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 8 June 2024 - 30 August 2024)

    DEADLINE:     Midday Monday 2 September 2024

Final outcomes: 19 September 2024

 

Late Summer 2024

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 8 June 2024 - 27 September 2024)

    DEADLINE:     Midday Monday 30 September 2024

Final outcomes: 31 October 2024

 

APPLY HERE

 

Postgraduate Students (January start)
Deadlines & Application Form

PGT Students who started in January 2024

 

Spring Term 2024

(for assessments/submission deadlines between January 2024 - 28 March 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Monday 29 April 2024

Interim outcomes were sent on Thursday 16 May 2024

Final outcomes: TBC

 

Summer Term 2024

(for assessments/submission deadlines between 29 March 2024 - 7 June 2024)

     DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Friday 14 June 2024

Final outcomes: TBC

 

APPLY HERE

 

UG Management Students studying with Kaplan (Singapore)
Deadlines & Application Form

 

Kaplan Term 352302

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Monday 16 October 2023 

Final outcomes were sent on Wednesday 1 November 2023 

 

Kaplan Term 352305

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Friday 19 January 2024 

Final outcomes were sent on Wednesday 31 January 2024 

 

Kaplan Term 352308

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:      Midday Friday 19 April 2024 

Final outcomes were sent on Wednesday 1 May 2024 

 

Kaplan Term 352311

DEADLINE:      Midday Wednesday 17 July 2024 

Final outcomes: 31 July 2024 

 

APPLY HERE

 

PGT Social Work Students taking Advanced Practice Modules (Part Time CPD)
Deadlines & Application Form

 PGT Social Work Students taking Advanced Practice Modules (Part Time CPD)

DEADLINE:     Midday Monday 2 September 2024 

Final outcomes: TBC

APPLY HERE

 

DClinPsy Students
Deadlines & Application Form

Each module on the DClinPsy course will has its own EC deadline. 

Please check the dates very carefully. 

If you need to apply for ECs for a resit of a module, please contact your school to check the deadline for submitting your application (this will USUALLY be 2 working days after your resit submission deadline).

 

Module PS6009

(due for submission 30 October 2023)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Tuesday 7 November 2023 

Final outcomes were sent on Monday 11 December 2023 

 

Module PS6014

(due for submission 13 November 2023)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Tuesday 21 November 2023 

Final outcomes were sent on Monday 8 January 2024 

 

Module PS6003

(due for submission 8 January 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Tuesday 16 January 2024 

Final outcomes were sent on Monday 19 February 2024 

 

Module PS6004

(due for submission 22 April 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Tuesday 30 April 2024 

Final outcomes were sent on Monday 3 June 2024 

 

Module PS6005

(due for submission 7 May 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Wednesday 15 May 2024 

Final outcomes were sent on Monday 17 June 2024 

 

Module PS6015 - Thesis

(due for submission 28 May 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Thursday 30 May 2024 

Final outcomes: TBC

 

Module PS6012

(due for submission 21 June 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Friday 28 June 2024 

Final outcomes: 1 August 2024

 

Module PS6006

(due for submission 9 July 2024)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Tuesday 16 July 2024 

Final outcomes: 6 August 2024

 

Module PS6013

(due for submission 16 September 2024)

DEADLINE:     Midday Tuesday 24 September 2024 

Final outcomes: 28 October 2024

APPLY HERE

 

 

CBT/IAPT Students (NHS Partnership)
Deadlines & Application Form

 

CBT/IAPT Students (NHS Partnership)

DEADLINE - NOW CLOSED:     Midday Monday 29 April 2024 

Final outcomes: TBC

APPLY HERE

 

 

CONTACT US

To contact the Extenuating Circumstances team:

ECs@rhul.ac.uk

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HOW TO APPLY AND FAQ's

Instructions and guidance to help you make your Extenuating Circumstances application

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TYPES OF CIRCUMSTANCES

Examples of circumstances which qualify for Extenuating Circumstances

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EVIDENCE

How to evidence your application

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