Extenuating Circumstances

Extenuating Circumstances are usually personal or health problems that are defined as exceptional, short term events which are outside of the student’s control and have a negative impact on your ability to prepare or take an assessment.


If your circumstances are affecting your ability to engage with your programme of study (including attending classes and submitting assessments) you must notify your department as soon as possible.

Please remember that by contacting the MLTC about your modules you are only reporting an issue with the modules taught by the MLTC. If your other modules from other departments (e.g. your home department) are also being affected you will need to contact them directly.

How you report your extenuating circumstances depends on what type of student you are.

School of Languages and Cultures Student

This is a student whose main degree programme is run by the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC).

Information about the SLC’s extenuating circumstances form can be found here: https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/myslc/welfare/extenuating-circumstances

If you have any questions you can contact your department here: slc-pastoralcare@sheffield.ac.uk

Non-School of Languages and Cultures Students

A student who is taking an MLTC module but is not part of the School of Languages and Cultures.

Please complete the MLTC’s Extenuating Circumstances Form which can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsuNjfHvf0pUw7380rAHjYmKilQ7mYwrE6c9B2pWTByd2EsA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The MLTC has a separate inbox where student welfare enquiries and requests for assistance with study may be directed - mltc.welfare@sheffield.ac.uk


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