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Mitigating Circumstances

Struggling with deadlines?

The Students' Union can offer support and advice if you're struggling with deadlines, essays or exams. There are a number of resources available, as well as counselling, mitigating circumstances and other policies in place to help.


Learning and Teaching Development

The LTD has a range of resources available to help support your study skills development. You can find more information on the SOAS website and on the BLE.


SOAS counselling 

If you're finding yourself stressed, anxious, depressed or experiencing other problems, you can discuss arrange confidential sessions with trained and accredited counsellors. You can find out more about the service, how to book an appointment and the availablity of drop-in sessions here.


Mitigating circumstances

Check out the migitgating circumstances guide here:

If you are submitting coursework late as a result of "exceptional, short-term, unforeseen and unpreventable events", you can apply for mitigating circumstances to have some or all of the marks deducted for late submission returned.

The circumstances which this policy applies to can be found on Page 4 of this document and include illness, bereavement, being the victim of a crime, exceptional accommodation or financial problems among others. 

To apply for mitigating circumstances, you will need to complete a Late Submission form (available at your Faculty Office) and include documentary evidence as appropriate. Guidance on what evidence is accepted can be found in this document

If you need advice on mitigating circumstances, you can find more information here or contact the Students' Union's Advice Caseworker Susanna ( who can offer support.

If you are unable to submit coursework or are absent from exams, you can also find information on what to do here



This webpage was last updated on: 20 Apr 2018 16:44