This article explains some of the events and issues that would not normally be considered mitigating circumstances, and the reasons why. Where possible, we’ve tried to recommend other useful guidance that might help you to avoid these circumstances.



Transport issues






Misreading the examination timetable



Paid employment or voluntary work



IT and/or computer failure



Foreseeable/preventable circumstances



Scheduling of assessments/deadlines

Important to know: The Students’ Union Advice Team, KCLSU Advice, provide free, impartial, and confidential advice and support to students. They can help you by explaining how the mitigating circumstances works, providing advice on how to complete requests and giving you the time to talk about your personal circumstances.