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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.

Guidelines for Students on Exceptional Circumstances are available here.

Guides to self-certification are available for students and for Schools.

In addition, Guidelines for Academic Flexibility for Elite, Academy and Sports Bursary 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.

Note: It is the responsibility of each Head of School to ensure compliance with this Code of Practice. While operational responsibility may be delegated to School staff, the Head of School retains formal accountability for oversight of the School’s processes and procedures.