Canterbury Christ Church University Extenuating Circumstances

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Canterbury Christ Church University Extenuating Circumstances

If you have missed, or are likely to miss, an assessment hand-in or examination, or feel your performance was impaired, due to a short-term, unexpected and unavoidable disruption to your studies such as illness or other misfortune, you may be eligible to make a request for an extension or another opportunity to undertake the assessment under the Extenuating Circumstances procedures.

You must complete the Extenuating Circumstances Request Form (ECRF) and email it, together with evidence where required, to the relevant Programme Administrator(s).

This flowchart describes the process for applying Extenuating Circumstances.

What can I request through this process?

  • An extension of up to 7 calendar days  by self-certifying (Option 1 on request form)
    • You do not need to provide supporting evidence.
    • You can only request this if you are applying before or, at the latest, on the day of your earliest listed assessment deadline.
    • You can only apply for self-certification a maximum of two times during an academic year.
  • An extension of longer than 7 days (Option 2 on request form)
    • You could request either up to 14 days or more than 14 days extension.
    • You must provide supporting professional evidence.
    • You can submit the request up to 7 calendar days after the earliest listed assessment deadline.
  • Another chance to take an assessment you have completed where you feel you under-performed due to personal difficulties (Option 3 on request form)
    • You must have already submitted or sat your assessment to apply for this option.
    • You must provide supporting professional evidence.
    • You must submit this request on the day of or within 7 days of your earliest listed assessment.

Note:  Your Programme will email your University email account with the University’s response to any Extenuating Circumstance request, so it is crucial you check this account regularly.

What are extenuating circumstances?