Personal Mitigating Circumstances (PMC) Requests

Are your studies being negatively affected by issues in your personal life? Have you missed an exam, deadline or presentation due to illness? If an issue that you have no control over and could not have predicted has had an adverse impact on your work, then you should consider submitting a Personal Mitigating Circumstances (PMC) request.


Submission Procedure and Deadlines

PMCS are submitted electronically through Student Self Service. The PMC request form can be found here. For guidance while filling in the form, you should refer to the PMC procedure, which can be found here.

When filling in the form, you will be required to explain your reason for the PMC request, and include supporting evidence. 

A successful outcome of a PMC request could be an uncapped replacement assessment, or removal of late penalties from your grade.

PMCs must be submitted, at the latest, 10 working days (not including weekends) from the date of your deadline or exam. If you have already received your results or are outside this timeframe, you will need to consider the Academic Appeals process instead. 


How Can We Help? 

An academic advisor can support you through this process in the following ways:

  • Explaining the PMC procedure
  • Offering advice on gathering supporting evidence 
  • Supporting you through the PMC process in general


Instructions on how to book an appointment with one of our advisors can be found here