UCL has agreed that students can self-certify if they have Extenuating Circumstances for the remainder of the 2019/20 academic year. Find out the full details here.
|UCL Education Committee has approved the following extraordinary regulations for the remainder of the 2019/20 academic year:|
|1.||The evidence requirements in the UCL Academic Manual Chapter 4, Section 220.127.116.11, will be suspended and students will be able to submit a self-certified claim for any valid Extenuating Circumstance, not just those related to Covid-19.|
Whilst automatic approval will be granted, the decision on the most appropriate form of mitigation will be determined by the Faculty or Departmental EC Panel. The mitigation will be applied to all assessments during the period for which the student has submitted a claim. Mitigation should take the form of an extension to a date that allows time for the work to be marked in time for the Exam Board* meeting or deferral.
*A revised timescale for exchange of marks and exam boards is under consideration.
|3.||Exclusion of an assessment component or module, and other types of mitigation in Chapter 4, Section 6.9.2, should be considered in exceptional cases only and in the light of any component exclusions already in place as general mitigation under the material irregularity procedure.|
|4.||Professional emergencies are covered by the Extenuating Circumstances regulations. If, for example, a student works for the NHS or police, or is involved in critical research, Faculty and Extenuating Circumstances Panels should be as flexible as possible about mitigation offered.|
|5.||If mitigation is required for an assessment for all students, Faculties should utilise the Material Irregularities procedure in Chapter 6, Section 6.|
Step 1: Student submits EC Claim (Webform suggested)
Step 2: Type of mitigation
Step 3: Student receives automatic approval