Personal Extenuating Circumstances (PEC) - Resources for PEC Committee Members (Revised for 2016/17)
During the 2014/15 Academic year, a full review took place to clarify and streamline the PEC process for students and Schools in an attempt to provide a more consistent approach across the University. The following documents have been produced to assist relevant members of staff to implement the new Policy and Procedure:
It should be noted that requests for adjustments that relate to the following, are not normally accepted as the basis of a PEC application:
- Instances where an appropriate adjustment has already been made.
- Retrospective report of illness or other extenuating circumstances, without good reason.
- Ongoing medical conditions/disabilities including learning disabilities, or mental health conditions for which the student is already receiving reasonable adjustments via a Student Support Recommendation (SSR).
- Transport problems, excepting those where it can be shown that adequate time had been allowed.
- Unspecified anxiety or examination stress
- Minor infection such as coughs, colds, headaches or hay fever, unless supported by specific medical evidence.
- Distress relating to family pet.
- Holidays, house moves, sporting or other social commitments.
- Known employment or financial responsibilities (particularly when in full-time study).
- Problems with personal computers, printers or other technology.
- Where the circumstances could have been avoided, particularly due to poor time management.
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