Fit to Sit – Extenuating
What does ‘Fit to Sit’ mean?
A student who attends, submits or participates
in any form of assessment, is declaring him or herself to be in a position to
do so and cannot subsequently claim that their performance was adversely
affected by extenuating circumstances, thus declaring themselves ‘Fit to Sit’.
The extenuating circumstances regulations for 2015-16 changed due
Work carried out by a
cross-University working group identified a number of inconsistencies and
issues regarding extensions and extenuating circumstances and highlighted that
existing practices were not always effective in terms of their associated
bureaucracy, timing and flexibility.
The move to a School-based
structure requires Schools to take ownership of EC panels.
To facilitate students
taking responsibility for their assessment journey in line with Strategy 2020
and Academic Strategy.
View the The University’s Academic Regulations: 2015-16.
View the Student Guidelines and Forms.
Download Fit to Sit FAQs [updated January 2017]
Download Extenuating Circumstances Panels [updated January 2017]