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Mitigating Circumstances


You should complete and submit a MITS form if you have experienced circumstances outside of your control that have adversely impacted on your academic performance during that trimester or assessment period (or caused your absence from an exam or non-submission of coursework).

By submitting the MITS form you are requesting that your circumstances during that trimester be taken into account when the Assessment Board makes their decision about your results.

There are deadlines for each trimester assessment diet (printed on the form – see link below to download) or if you have an assessment outside of these diets (e.g. as Masters dissertation) then the deadline is 5 working days from the deadline.

Submitting a MITS form requires that you attach supporting evidence of your circumstances – this is usually medical evidence from your doctor, or other evidence from 3rd parties if your circumstances were not medical (e.g. police reference numbers, death certificates, evidence statements from professionals involved etc.).

It is essential that if you are affected by illness/medical issue that you inform your module leader/programme organiser in writing (email) at the time of your illness and/or within 48 hours of the exam date/coursework deadline. You should also endeavour to see a doctor within 48 hours of the illness occurring and be able to show evidence of this.

The Student Advisers can advise and assist you through the MITS process including discussing your personal circumstances, offering practical help and support to complete your MITS form ensuring that you put forward the information required and advising on gathering the relevant evidence required to support your case.

Your Student Adviser can provide on-going support throughout the whole process and will stay in touch with you afterwards to ensure that you receive any further help or advice you might need.

Contact a Student Adviser.

Download an electronic copy of the MITS form  (Word document).

Download the GCU MITS/Retrospective MITS Help Sheet for Students (Word document). 



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