Circumstances affecting Postgraduate Research Studies (concessions) Circumstances affecting Postgraduate Research Studies (concessions)

During your time at the University of East Anglia, you may encounter circumstances that affect your studies. In such situations, you may wish to consider taking a concession against the regulations. 

What is a concession? 

A concession is an exception to the established procedures and regulations of the University, such as requesting an extension to your period of study, or applying for an interruption.  

Before applying for a concession, it is worth consulting the University's regulations, to assess what actions may be open within established bounds. Reference points include: 

It is also worth noting that concessions are designed for unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, not to compensate for poor progress, work commitments or poor supervision. 
 

Who can submit a concession? 

Both research students and staff can submit a concession, known as research student concessions and research programme concessions respectively. The information and forms required for each one can be found in the links below: 

 

Extenuating Circumstances for Professional Doctorate Students Extenuating Circumstances for Professional Doctorate Students

ClinPsyD, EdD, MEd, ProfD and EdPsyD only

Note: Extensions of 7 working days shall be approved automatically on receipt of an Extenuating Circumstances Report Form on one occasion in an academic year per student. There shall be no requirement for supporting evidence and the student may treat the request as approved on submission of the form. (see section 5.1 in the above Regulations for full details).