Short-term Absence, Self-Certification and Extenuating Circumstances
Where you are absent from the University for a relatively short period of time or if you believe that your circumstances have affected your examinations or assessment, you should complete either the Student Self-Certification Form or the Extenuating Circumstances Form. Completed forms should be returned to the appropriate member of departmental staff and in accordance with departmental procedures.
Please note that these forms have replaced the Special Circumstances Form.
Student Self-Certification Form
Extenuating Circumstances Form
To be used for reporting medical and personal absences if one or more of the following applies:
You must read the Extenuating Circumstances Form: Explanatory Notes before submitting the Extenuating Circumstances Form. This provides further information on what constitutes extenuating circumstances and guidance on when it is appropriate to submit supporting evidence.
If any absence is likely to be prolonged, e.g. your illness/medical condition may last for several weeks or months, you are strongly advised to apply for an official Leave of Absence.
If you are planning to take time off from your studies in the future, e.g. there are other personal circumstances which will necessitate a prolonged period of absence or you want to take an extended period of time out to undertake a non-compulsory work placement, you will need to apply for an official Leave of Absence.