Mitigating circumstances (or "Mitigation") are circumstances which have occurred during the assessment process and which have, in some way, detrimentally impacted on your performance or even prevented you from completing one or more assessment tasks (Mitigation is sometimes alternatively referred to as "extenuating circumstances" or "extenuation").
This page provides you with a brief overview of the mitigation process including:
If you believe that there have been serious sudden and unforeseen circumstances which were beyond your control (eg: illness) which have:
.…then you can submit a claim for mitigation. The circumstances should be current and have been unanticipated and beyond your control rather than disadvantageous conditions experienced throughout your studies (students with serious, long-term/permanent difficulties should contact Student Support Services).
Please note that the mitigation process is designed to assist students with serious circumstances which have prevented them, for example, from either attending an examination/submitting a piece of coursework or which have impaired their performance during an examination/presentation. It is NOT designed to be used by students who, for example, have failed to ensure that they know the time and date of their examination, failed to prepare properly (eg: revise!) for an examination or simply not completed a piece of coursework due to poor time management.
The following reasons ARE considered as acceptable grounds for mitigation at Anglia Ruskin:
The following reasons are NOT considered as acceptable grounds for mitigation at Anglia Ruskin:
The deadline for all claims is 5 Working Days after the relevant Examination Date / Presentation Date / Assignment Submission Date
All claims must be submitted by using the official Mitigation form (AO MIT) available from any iCentre (or equivalent at Associate Colleges) and your Student Adviser, counter-signed by your Faculty Student Adviser or Director of Studies. In exceptional circumstances (e.g. when a student has been hospitalised), the form may be submitted by a Faculty Student Adviser OR Director of Studies on your behalf.
This is very important - you will need to provide details of any medical certificates or supporting documentation or statements from responsible third parties to explain the absence of/from any assessment. Medical certificates must be in the English Language or, if not, accompanied by a notarised translation, together with precise dates of illness specified. In the case of bereavement, please provide a copy of the death certificate.
Your claim will be considered in strict confidence by the formally constituted Anglia Ruskin Mitigation Panel, making formal recommendations on the outcome of your claim to the Anglia Ruskin Awards Board.
Please note that a successful mitigation claim means that any mark you achieve for the assessment task in question will be annulled and you will be given another opportunity to undertake the assesment task in the future.
Section 6 of the Academic Regulations provides full details on the mitigation process.
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