Extenuating Circumstances

If you experience circumstances that may affect your ability to perform in assessments you may be able to apply for Extenuating Circumstances. The key principle of these regulations is to provide equality for all students in relation to the assessments they are required to undertake during their course. The University aims to ensure that a student who has proven extenuating circumstances is not unfairly disadvantaged as a result; at the same time, students with extenuating circumstances will not be disproportionately advantaged over other students.

For copies of the Extenuating Circumstances Form and guidance please contact the Advice Zone at your campus or visit Advice Zone Online.

As a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures introduced by the Government, we understand that you may have queries regarding Assessment Deadlines and the need to apply for Extenuating Circumstances.  Further information can be found here: Assessment Information and Support | University of South Wales and here: Extenuating Circumstances | University of South Wales

Further information for staff on the University's course of action is available here: 

COVID-19 Course of Action


  • Extenuating Circumstances Regulations and Procedure 2020 - 2021 English | Cymraeg
  • Extenuating Circumstances Form Guidance Notes English | Cymraeg
  • Communication Plan 2020-2021 English | Cymraeg

Previous years' regulations are available on request from the Student Casework Unit. Please email: [email protected]

  • Request for Review of an Extenuating Circumstances/ Interruption of Studies Decision Form EnglishCymraeg
  • Guidance Notes for Request for a Review of an Extenuating Circumstances/ Interruption of Studies Form  English | Cymraeg
  • Procedures for dealing with Extenuating Circumstances at Review Stage English | Cymraeg


The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have now replaced the Data Protection Act. An explanation of how the University will use your data can be found here and in the Communication Plan above. Please note that in accordance with GDPR Regulations any third party supporting evidence will only be accepted if it is accompanied by a completed Third Party Consent Form.