UCL Philosophy


Extenuating Circumstances

UCL's Extenuating Circumstances Policy is intended to ensure that students are not unfairly disadvantaged by unexpected circumstances beyond their control.

General guidance on applying for Extenuating Circumstances

Extenuating circumstances regulations define how UCL can support students who experience sudden, unexpected difficulties which affect their performance at assessment. You can use this document to check whether your circumstances are covered by the extenuating circumstances procedures. Grounds for extenuating circumstances can include bereavement, short- or long-term medical conditions, and caring responsibilities, amongst other things. Depending on the nature of your situation, you may find the following information useful when considering if an Extenuating Circumstance Application is right for you:

To apply for an EC, please follow the instructions here. 

If you have any questions about the extenuating circumstances policy, please email the department via philosophy@ucl.ac.uk