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We know that your studies are only one part of your life. We also understand that matters can come up for anyone unexpectedly and beyond your control, making it harder to study to the very best of your ability.

The University has a duty to all students to ensure that assessments are conducted fairly and that students can demonstrate their true academic performance.

The Mitigating Circumstances procedure is your way to communicate with the University what has happened. If your claim for Mitigating Circumstances is granted, your examiners will have more flexibility to handle your marks in more favourable ways.

Mitigating Circumstances can be considered concerning specific assessments or courses, as well as broader issues like progression decisions and degree classification decisions – this includes Further and Higher Education students.

How can the Advice Service support me?

We can help you navigate the policies and procedures to understand what you need to do, including how to submit, what to say, the evidence that you can submit, and how your circumstances may be taken into account.

How do I submit a request for Mitigating Circumstances?

Most students can submit a request via Student Journey (by clicking on the button which says UHI Records on the MyDay dashboard), then by clicking on Student Hub, then Forms and the Mitigating Circumstances option will be found on the page. You can look at the images below for reference.

*Please note that if you are on an SQA programme, you will need to contact your PAT/PDA directly as they will need to complete a separate form.

Useful Resources

UHI Mitigating Circumstances Policy & Process

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