Mitigation

If there is anything affecting your ability to study and complete your coursework we would urge you to let your personal tutor or course administrator know as early as possible.

If there is anything affecting your ability to study and complete your coursework we would urge you to let your personal tutor or course administrator know as early as possible.

Unfortunately, on occasion students may suffer illness or adverse personal circumstances which can affect their performance in their Exams. In such cases, it may be beneficial to apply for mitigation to defer the 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 exam, where this has not been possible you have 24 hours after the exam 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 exam it is the student’s decision whether or not to sit the exam with the knowledge that their request may be denied. 
  • Please note that an approved mitigation request cannot be reversed after the exam.
  • Remember, you have 24 hours after an Exam to submit your mitigation request. 

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. 
advice@exeterguild.com 


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