Academic & Student Affairs

Exceptional Circumstances

The University’s Regulations concerning student illness, emergency and exceptional circumstances can be found in the Study Regulations for Undergraduate Programmes and the Study Regulations for Postgraduate Taught Programmes.

Guidelines for Schools on Exceptional Circumstances provides further guidance for Schools on the implementation of the regulations on student exceptional circumstances, including a guide to normally acceptable exceptional circumstances.

In addition, Guidelines for Academic Flexibility for Elite Athletes‌ are available to allow eligible students to combine their sporting responsibilities with their academic requirements.

This Code of Practice applies to students on undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, including the taught elements of professional doctorates. Information on the assessment and examination of students enrolled on postgraduate research degree programmes can be found in the Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes.