Exceptional circumstances

Exceptional Circumstances are events or problems which you did not expect and which stop you being able to perform to the best of your abilities in your studies.  For example, bereavement, unexpected personal or family problems or illness might be considered as an exceptional circumstance.  Long term problems such as ongoing financial difficulties or ongoing health problems may not be accepted as an exceptional circumstance.  If you have long term problems which affect your studies you should always let your school know.  You may be able to access some additional support from the University’s Disability Team.  You may also wish to think about taking a Leave of Absence from your course (also called suspending your study)..

You can find more information about Exceptional Circumstances in the Student Guide to Exceptional Circumstances.

Last checked 24/04/2017 KJ