Sometimes events or circumstances happen that are beyond our control and unfortunately sometimes these fall at inconvenient times, affecting assessments or examinations.

The Medical School recognises that students may suffer from an illness or other serious and unforeseen events or set of circumstances which may mean that they cannot attend an assessment, or if they do attend the assessment, that their performance may be sub-optimal. In such cases the mitigating circumstances procedures may be applied. These are designed to ensure the fair and consistent treatment of all students. Please refer to the Mitigating Circumstances Policy for all details about the procedure. 

There are strict deadlines in place for submissions to be considered (please see below). 


Submissions of mitigation for examinations are considered by a Mitigating Circumstances Group whose members are not at that stage aware of the results of the assessment.  The group meets before each meeting of the Board of Examiners and consider the evidence provided and decide whether to accept the mitigation.  You must understand that mitigation can never change the grade you are awarded for an assessment, only the consequences of that grade for your progression.
  


Mitigating Circumstances forms can be found below or under our Useful Forms section (on the right side of this page)

You should download the form, fill it in, and then email your completed MC form (along with independent evidence, also personal tutor/pastoral, WSD forms as appropriate to your circumstances) to:
FMHS-studentsupport@buckingham.ac.uk


SUBMISSION DEADLINES 

Where relevant, students must submit Mitigating Circumstances (MC) forms with evidence before the start time of any exam/assessment. 

All foreseen events must be submitted before the assessment date and at the very latest by the deadline below for review by the Mitigating Circumstances Committee. If they are submitted late; come without evidence or are trivial, they will not be viewed positively and possibly not at all.

Should unforeseen events happen on the day or very close to the time of the assessment, forms should be submitted immediately after the exam/assessment to meet the deadline below and the Student Support team alerted to the problem. 

It is the student's responsibility to provide all the relevant documentation (fully completed Student Mitigating Circumstances Form with independent supporting evidence, also fully completed /Personal Tutor/Pastoral/WSD Forms if appropriate, to meet the deadline. 

Please note, the deadline dates are subject to change depending on the date of the Exam Board. 


              MED23
Examination   Deadline for submission
QE1
Before the exams for known circumstances or 17th December 2023 for circumstances occurring immediately prior to or during the exams





              MED22
Examination   Deadline for submission
QE2
Before the exams for known circumstances or 18th December 2023 for circumstances occurring immediately prior to or during the exams




                      MED21

Examination   Deadline for submission
IPE Before the exams for known circumstances or 4th March 2024 for circumstances occurring immediately prior to or during the exams
IPE QE Before the exams for known circumstances or 15th April 2024 for circumstances occurring immediately prior to or during the exams

                       MED20

Examination   Deadline for submission 
FPE Before the exams for known circumstances or 18th March 2024 for circumstances occurring immediately prior to or during the exams
FPE QE Before the exams for known circumstances or 27th May 2024 for circumstances occurring immediately prior to or during the exams

 

                       









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