Student using a computer in a study room

Personal circumstances

UWE Bristol recognises that significant personal difficulties or circumstances can potentially impact on your ability to complete, submit or attend a specific assessment.

Please note: The extenuating circumstances processes are now called personal circumstances.

Processes to help you if you are facing difficult circumstances

I can't submit my coursework by the deadline

If you can still submit work within 24 hours of the deadline then you could use the 24-hour window.

If you can still submit your work but need a few more days then you could apply for a five working day extension.

I won't be able to submit my coursework or sit my exam

You can use the missed assessments process.

I've submitted or attended my assessment, but I shouldn't have done so

You can use the exceptional removal of a mark process.

I was ill during my exam and couldn't complete it.

You can use the exceptional removal of a mark process.

Who can use these processes?

All undergraduate and postgraduate taught students based at UWE Bristol campuses and at UK partner institutions, as well as postgraduate researchers taking taught modules as part of their programme.

  • University Centre Hartpury students: please email the Student Advice team at to check local arrangements.
  • If you are studying at an international partner institution where UWE Bristol regulations apply, please contact your local administration office or email
  • If you are studying on one of the postgraduate Diploma Law programmes − Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or Legal Practice Course (LPC) − please refer to your relevant Blackboard pages.

Personal circumstances FAQs

If you have a question which is not answered above, please view the personal circumstances FAQs.

Back to top