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Retrospective Mitigating Circumstances

You should complete and submit a Retrospective MITS form if you experienced circumstances outside of your control that adversely impacted on your academic performance during that trimester or assessment diet (or that caused your absence from an exam or non-submission of coursework) but were unable to submit a Mitigating Circumstances form to let the University know this by the Trimester deadline due to exceptional circumstances.

Retrospective mitigating circumstances should be submitted AFTER you receive your Programme Assessment Board results, within 10 working days from the date on your results. For most undergraduate students this will be after the Trimester B assessment diet.  For some postgraduate programmes and a few undergraduate ones this will be in February.  If you are unsure when your programme assessment board will sit and release formal results please contact your programme team to confirm this so you know when you can submit your Rmits form.

Evidence of the reason for not being able to submit MITS by the Trimester deadline must be submitted with the form in addition to evidence of the circumstances that impacted on your academic performance during the trimester/assessment diet.

It should be noted that the GCU guidance (see links below) makes clear that by “exceptional circumstances” that prevented you submitting a Mitigating Circumstances (MITS) form by the deadline they are referring to reasons such as “hospitalisation or extenuating or unforeseen personal circumstances”.

Being unaware of the MITS process or deadline or being unhappy with your results will not be accepted as reasons for not having followed the MITS process by the Trimeser deadline (and any Retrospective MITS form submitted on these grounds will be rejected).

The Student Advisers can advise and assist you in deciding whether you meet the criteria for submitting Retrospective MITS by discussing your circumstances, and can offer practical help and support in completing the Retrospective MITS form and gathering the relevant evidence required to support your case.

Your Student Adviser will 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.

Click here to see the online form and guidance for Retrospective MIts for the 2020/21 Trimester A.



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