Mitigating Circumstances Guidance

Mitigating circumstances are normally exceptional, short term, unforeseen and unpreventable events that may have a significantly disruptive effect on your ability to take assessments.  These events are over and above the course of everyday life, and normally outside of your control, and may affect your ability to complete coursework or other assessments and, revise for and sit assessments.

Mitigating Circumstances is the umbrella term used by the University of Leeds for the process by which students can seek mitigation for the impact on their ability to complete assessments.

There are two routes of mitigation available: ‘Extensions to Coursework Deadlines’ and ‘Additional Consideration’.

Please see the Mitigating Circumstances Guidance 2021-2022 (Word) for full details, including how to apply for an Extension to a Coursework Deadline or Additional Consideration.

Students with Disabilities or Long-term Health conditions

If you are disabled, or you have a long-term health condition (12 months or more) that impacts on your day to day activities, you should register with Disability Services who will advise further on support and reasonable adjustments to your study and assessment.  Disability includes Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia and dyspraxia), as well as diagnosed mental health conditions.  You can find out more about Disability Services and how to register on the Setting up your support web page.  

How should I apply for mitigating circumstances? 

You can apply for Mitigating Circumstances (for either a coursework extension or Additional Consideration) by completing the online application form.

Who should I contact if I need help or support?

We encourage you to contact the Student Support Team in your Parent School at any time if you need help or support.  Please see the list of contacts below:

FACULTY OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURES

SCHOOL OF DESIGN
SCHOOL OF ENGLISH 
SCHOOL OF FINE ART, HISTORY OF ART AND CULTURAL STUDIES
SCHOOL OF HISTORY AND INSTITUTE FOR MEDIEVAL STUDIES
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, CULTURES AND SOCIETIES
LANGUAGE CENTRE
SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE & CULTURAL INDUSTRIES
SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION AND THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE (INCLUDING IDEA)

FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGY (UG)
SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES 
SCHOOL OF MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY
PG TAUGHT

LEEDS UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL

LEEDS UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL OF LAW
SCHOOL OF POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
SCHOOL OF SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL POLICY

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL & PROCESS ENGINEERING
SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY
SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING
SCHOOL OF ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
SCHOOL OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT

SCHOOL OF EARTH & ENVIRONMENT
SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY
INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORT STUDIES
SCHOOL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION

FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
SCHOOL OF HEALTHCARE
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

CROSS INSTITUTIONAL

LIFELONG LEARNING CENTRE
DIGITAL EDUCATION SERVICE
INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR