Q. I had personal mitigating circumstances in Semester 1 but I was too embarrassed to disclose these to anyone unless it was necessary. I therefore decided that I would await the outcome of my results and, if I was not happy, submit an academic appeal.

I had personal mitigating circumstances in Semester 1 but I was too embarrassed to disclose these to anyone unless it was necessary. I therefore decided that I would await the outcome of my results and, if I was not happy, submit an academic appeal.


Answer

The ground for an appeal which covers ‘personal mitigating circumstances’ states that there must be 'good reason' as to why you did not submit a PMC (personal mitigating circumstances) claim at the appropriate time. Unfortunately, being embarrassed is not classed as ‘good reason’. 

 

Students are advised to submit a PMC at the relevant time of their assessment and should be aware that an appeal may be rejected if a 'good reason' to explain why a PMC was not submitted at the relevant time is not established, regardless of the supporting evidence.

  • Last Updated Oct 07, 2017
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