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 and wish to submit an extenuating circumstances application, please follow the guidance provided by your Faculty on your Canvas School Hub. Your Faculty Student Experience and Information Team will be able to provide further advice if needed,

If your Faculty/School supports your application, the most likely outcome is that you will be offered an assessment /extension. Alternatively, in some cases you could be offered a deferral.

An assessment deferral is when the assessment is deferred to the next assessment period; for example, for students on programmes starting in September, a May/June assessment could be deferred to the August assessment period if your extenuating circumstances application is approved.