Extenuating Circumstances Extenuating Circumstances

We understand that while you are at university, various issues and life events can have an impact on your studies. If this has happened, you can report your circumstances by submitting an Extenuating Circumstances (EC) Request via e:Vision. This is the first step in granting any extension, consideration and/or concession you might need; this also informs the Board of Examiners that you have experienced problems that might have affected your performance.

Extenuating Circumstances Regulations guidance for 2018/19 will be published shortly.

How to submit an EC Request on e:VisionStudent Union Advice

Student Support Service Advice

Extensions are not granted automatically so we advise you to continue working to the best of your ability towards your original deadline until you receive an email confirming your extension.

We email you once a decision has been made on your concession/extension.


Extenuating Circumstances Panel and Regulations

Each School has their own Extenuating Circumstances Panel (ECP). The ECP consists of no less than four academic members, one of whom is appointed by the Head of School to be the Chair. The ECP Chair must also a member of the Board of Examiners, but the Chair of the Board of Examiners and the ECP Chair cannot be the same member.

For each meeting, at least two members of the ECP are required to engage in the consideration of cases, with the exception of the pre-Board ECP meeting, where at least three members must be in attendance.

Detailed information on the ECP and other EC regulations can be found in the following two documents.

EC Regulations – Taught Programmes



The Extenuating Circumstances Panel (ECP) meets to consider information that has been submitted by students.

Dates for the UG Reassessment / PGT Final ECP meetings are listed below by School. Students should submit an EC Request via e:Vision at least 10 days before the board convenes.