Exceptional Circumstances

Friday 26-05-2017 - 14:02
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Over the last few days, we have heard from a number of students concerned about their ability to participate, or perform to their full potential, in examinations this week.

We have been working hard to put contingency plans in to place to ensure that, as much as possible, you are not affected academically by the incident on Monday night.

In an email sent to all students on Friday 26 May, the University’s Registrar, Karen Moore explained how the exceptional process has been simplified to recognise these unique circumstances.

If your attendance at, or your performance in, an examination that took place on or after Tuesday 23 May was adversely affected by the events of Monday evening or the consequences of those events, you can submit exceptional factors on a simplified form (available here), with no need to provide supporting evidence.

We have made this process as simple as possible. All you need to do is; tell us which exams were affected between 23-26 May; tick to say whether your ability to perform was based on travel or other circumstances; and then, if you want to, provide us with a short 50-100 word summary of how you were affected. This shouldn’t take you any longer than 10 minutes and will give you the chance to repeat the exam as if for the first time. We wanted to make it as simple as possible to minimise further distress or inconvenience.

Our Advice Centre is on hand to help with this process. You can get in touch with them for further information on this, or any other academic issue, on 0161 247 6533, s.u.advice@mmu.ac.uk, or alternatively drop in to speak to an adviser.

If you have been affected by this tragedy in a psychological or emotional way, please get in touch with the University counselling service on 0161 247 3493.

You can also find out more on their website.

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