Mitigating circumstances and extensions regulations

Updated July 2021

In line with the government's roadmap for easing restrictions in England, from the 24 July 2021, we will be returning to using the Mitigating Circumstances and Student Assessment Regulations in order to support you if you experience disruption whilst undertaking your assessments. The Principle for No Disadvantage will not apply to assessments taking place on or after the 24 July 2021.

Mitigating circumstances

If you are applying for mitigating circumstances for assessments due on or after 24 July 2021, you will need to provide evidence to support your claim (see note on Postgraduate Dissertations/Projects below).

You will not be able to claim retrospective mitigation for assessments due on or after 24 July 2021. This also applies to reassessment taking place on or after 24 July 2021 (see note on Postgraduate Dissertations/Projects below).

Please talk to your personal tutor, course leader or to the Union of Kingston Students if you need any advice or support.

Postgraduate dissertations

  • Postgraduate students who have begun their dissertation modules before 23 July 2021 will not be required to provide evidence for mitigation for the dissertation module only.
  • Where there have been early elements of assessment in a dissertation (e.g. a project proposal element), with a deadline before the 23 July 2021, students can apply for retrospective mitigation in these elements only. There will be no retrospective mitigation available to dissertation elements with deadlines after 23 July 2021.

How to make a claim and mitigating circumstances regulations

To submit a claim for mitigating circumstances you should use the online system accessed through OSIS.

Before you do, please read through the relevant regulations, which are referenced below.

Please note the deadline for submitting a claim is up to five university working days after the official deadline for submission or five days university working days after the examination date.

When you are ready to complete your submission, you can access the online system in OSIS:

  • Log into OSIS using your Kingston University Student ID;
  • Go to the "your Studies" tab;
  • In the list below you will see the title 'Mitigating Circumstances' and here there is a link into the online screens - "click here to start a new claim"
  • You will find further instructions provided on the screens

Contact details for faculty academic affairs coordinators

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Kingston School of Art

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