International students at Ravelin Park

extra time and assessment support

Helping you to work around issues with your health or personal life

If you have difficulties with your health or in your personal life which have left you unable to attend, complete or submit an assessment, the extenuating circumstances procedure can help.

Assessments affected by personal circumstances

Our regular extenuating circumstances process is here to recognise issues that might affect your assessments, including:

  • Short term illness
  • Bereavement
  • Religious observance

Read the Extenuating Circumstances criteria and accompanying guidance to see if you're eligible.

If you attend an exam or submit an assignment on time, you've declared yourself "Fit to Sit" and a successful extenuating circumstances application is highly unlikely. An application will only be considered if you are unable to submit coursework on time, were taken ill during an exam, or missed an exam entirely.

Serious long-term circumstances that have a significant effect on your ability to study will typically result in you needing to request a suspension of your studies rather than extenuating circumstances.

How to apply for extenuating circumstances

To apply, you need go to the My Results section of your Student View and submit a claim. There are more instructions on how to use Student View on MyPort. You must apply on Student View for your application to be processed - please don't use any forms you may have used in the past. 

Get help with your application

MyPort Information Hubs can help you you with your extenuating circumstances application and connect you with your personal tutor. If they are aware of your difficulties, your tutor can provide you with a statement to support your online extenuating circumstances submission.

If you need more information, visit the University of Portsmouth Students' Union website where you can fill in a support request form or call them on 02392 843478 between 10.00am - 4.00pm, Monday-Friday.

Get help through the MyPort Information Hubs 

If you're a current student, your faculty's MyPort Hub is your first port of call for any guidance you need with any aspect of University life. From questions about your course, to what support services are available to help you - contact the MyPort teams to help find what you need:

+44 (0)23 9284 4444

Or drop into your faculty hub for in-person support.

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