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Mitigating Circumstances - Postgraduate

This form should be completed if you want to make the University aware of any mitigating circumstances which you believe may have adversely affected your performance either during the year or in the examinations. Please read the University Mitigating Circumstances guidance before completing the sections which apply to you. A link to the University Guidelines can be found to the right of this page.
This form must be submitted no later than 5 working days in advance of the Mitigating Circumstances panel/pre-board meeting. All deadlines can be found in the guidance. Forms will not be accepted after the deadline unless there are exceptional reasons.
If your home department is not the English Department, please contact your home department to apply for Mitigating Circumstances.
a) Please state the type of mitigation you are presenting (you may tick more than one box, and if “other”, please provide details): (required)
d) Please indicate who you have contacted in relation to your mitigating circumstances (please tick more than one box if applicable and if “other” please provide further details): (required)
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In submitting this form I am confirming that the information I have given is true and that I have read and understood the University Guidance on mitigating circumstances (a link to the guidelines can be found at the top of this page). (required)

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Please note that the information you provide will be reviewed by the departmental mitigating circumstances pre-board in order to make a recommendation to the Board of Examiners about your case. The University will keep your full student record for six years after the end of the academic year in which you graduate from, or otherwise leave the University. After six years, the University will retain only the data necessary to identify you and confirm the dates you studied at the University, the degree and classification you were awarded and a transcript of your marks. All other personal data on your student record will be disposed of in a secure manner.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of any information you have entered on this form and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. The University's Data Protection webpages provide further information on your rights and how the University processes personal data. If you wish to submit a data subjects rights request, make a complaint or report a suspected personal data breach, please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer by email at

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