Because circumstances affect students in different ways, it’s hard to define this exactly: if you are unsure then it is a good idea to consult the Just Ask team or one of your tutors as soon as possible for advice.
Extenuating circumstances are events that affect your performance in assessment, and are usually either unforeseen or unpreventable and outside your immediate control. For example:
If it is felt that the circumstances would not have significantly affected the outcome of the assessment, for example the loss of only one revision day, then no change will be made.
It’s difficult to have a comprehensive list as each case is considered on its own merit, but generally if the circumstances could have been foreseen or avoided, it is unlikely that the University will deem them to be extenuating. Some examples are: