Swansea University Extenuating Circumstances

The University recognises that students may be affected by a wide range of difficulties/circumstances which may lead to the inability to prepare for or undertake assessments. This guide has been produced to help you understand what you should do if you are experiencing any personal difficulties or extenuating circumstances which you feel are affecting your studies.

If you struggle to meet any deadlines or prepare for/complete assignments due to extenuating circumstances, please contact your Faculty/School to request the Faculty/School Extenuating Circumstances application form.

If your Faculty/School supports your application, the most likely outcome is that you will be offered an assessment deferral/extension.

An assessment deferral is when the assessment is deferred to the next assessment period; for example, for students on programmes starting in September, a deferred May/June assessment is normally deferred to the August assessment period.