Unfortunately, on occasion students may suffer illness or adverse personal circumstances which can affect their performance in being able to meet expected deadlines or ability to take their exams. In such cases, it may be beneficial to apply for mitigation to defer the assignment or exam to a later date where the student is no longer at the same disadvantage.
It is advisable to apply for mitigation prior to the assignment or exam, where this has not been possible you have 24 hours after the deadline to apply.
•The mitigation guidance notes and application form and process can be accessed via the following link. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/wellbeing/studentwelfare/mitigationprocess
•All requests for mitigation must be submitted with supporting evidence, such as letters from a professional or written confirmation of the situation.
•If you think that you may need mitigation, it is advisable that you speak to your course administrator or personal tutor as soon as possible as well as submitting the mitigation request.
•Applying for mitigation does not guarantee that your request will be granted. If you have not heard if your request has succeeded before the deadline it is the student’s decision whether or not to continue with the knowledge that their request may be denied.
•Please note that it is not practice that an approved mitigation request be reversed after it has been granted.
If you have missed the 24-hour deadline it still may be possible to apply for mitigation but it is recommended that you contact your College and the Advice Unit for more information.