Concessions, Serious Adverse Circumstances and Appeals
Students wishing to apply for a concession should contact their department in the first instance. Departments should refer students requesting an examination concession to DUSSD for formal assessment.
General information on concessions is given in Section 2.4 of the Learning and Teaching Handbook. Specific sections are linked to below:
- Section 2.4.1 - General guidance on concessions
- Section 2.4.2 - Admissions concessions
- Section 2.4.3 - Programme concessions
- Section 2.4.4 - Residence concessions
- Section 2.4.5 - Assessment concessions
- Section 2.3.6 - Concessions for students with sporting commitments
- Section 2.3.7 - Support for students taking 'time out' from their study by concession
The following resources will also be of use regarding concessions:
- Section 6.3.9 - Standard guidelines for extra time in formal examinations
- Section 6.3.11 - Concession Procedure for formal Examinations
The following forms relating to concessions are also found in the Learning and Teaching handbook:
Serious Adverse Circumstances
If there were circumstances affecting your performance in examinations and assessment which
- were beyond your control;
- seriously affected your study;
- led to you failing to perform to full potential in one or more summative assessments
then you should use the form below from the Learning and Teaching handbook to present an appropriate case to the Board of Examiners.
- Appendix a6.11 - Serious Adverse Circumstances form
It is your responsibility to bring such problems to the attention of your department as soon as possible. Where appropriate you should provide evidence such as a doctor's certificate. Boards of Examiners can only take such problems into account if they have been informed of your situation in advance of the meeting.
An academic appeal is a request for a formal review of an academic decision of the University. Academic Appeals are handled by the Academic Support Office.
Further information about the appeals process is detailed in the University Calendar, Volume 1.
Main Examination Period: Monday 13th May 2013 to Friday 31st May 2013 inclusive
Resit Examination Period: Wednesday 14th August to Tuesday 27th August 2013 inclusive.
Please note that resit examinations in Medicine and the Foundation Centre may take place at other times.
All undergraduate students must keep these times free and consult the final copies of the examination timetables before making any other commitments.