I have mitigating circumstances, do I have to tell my School the specific problem?

You should always let your School know about any mitigating circumstances or they won’t be able to take into account how this might have affected your work.

The sooner you let your School know about any problems, the better. The longer you leave it the harder it could be for them to find solutions to help you. If you end up needing to appeal based on mitigating circumstances your case will always be stronger if you had applied when the issue was first occurring. The appeals process doesn’t typically allow for embarrassment around disclosing your circumstances.

If you don’t feel comfortable discussing your problem with your School, come and chat to us at LUU Advice. We’re independent from the University and we won’t tell anyone about your problems unless you give us permission. We can help you decide what to do based on your situation.