Date: 8 May 2012
If you have any mitigating circumstances that mean you cannot meet an assignment submission deadline or attend an exam, or if you have circumstances that you feel may have affected your studies during the academic year, you may ask for them to be taken into account by the Assessments Board.
You will need to complete and submit the Mitigating Circumstances Form to your Programme/Framework Administrator together with appropriate supporting evidence (e.g., GP note) BEFORE THE DEADLINES STATED IN THE CODE OF PRACTICE
The following circumstances will not normally be considered for a deadline extension or exam postponement:
- Computer/IT failure of students own equipment
- Transport problems*
- Misreading of assessment dates and times
- Moving house
- Holidays or expeditions
- Inadequate planning, organisation or time management
- Timetabling of coursework/examinations
- Demands of paid employment**
*Unpredictable and exceptional transport delays on the day of the exam may, in some circumstances be considered a valid circumstance for non-attendance; however, routine delays to trains or buses will not. **Exceptionally, this may be considered for some students in professional practice or on part-time programmes.
Further details and the mitigating circumstances form can be found at www.bournemouth.ac.uk/student/mitigating
Information about the BU Academic Appeals Policy and Procedure can be found at www.bournemouth.ac.uk/student/appeals
Please make sure you read these documents carefully before submitting anything for consideration.
For additional information and advice please contact:
askBU Students Service Email: askBUstudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)1202 969696 - (internal ext: 69696)