Grounds for Extenuating and Exceptional Circumstances

Types of Circumstances

As each request is considered on its own merits it is not possible or helpful to create an exhaustive list of circumstances that may be accepted. The following are some types and examples of circumstances that Vedere Institute may consider and some that are unlikely to be considered.

TypeCircumstances that may be consideredCircumstances that are unlikely to be considered
MedicalSerious and short-term health issues such as those requiring hospitalization.
A short-term episode of an existing mental health condition
Minor ailments such as common colds, headaches, and hay fever.Elective medical treatment.Ongoing and/or long-term health conditions (in the first instance students should refer themselves to the Program Team)
PersonalImmediate family emergencies.Bereavement of spouse, children, parents, siblings, grandparents.Celebratory events such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and parties.
WorkEmergencies such as unexpected company restructure, last minute allocation of a major task.Work commitments. Conferences.Networking events.
SocialAny social activity 
TechnicalA website crash due to server issues, an influx of traffic, or a lack of bandwidth.Printing faults. Laptop failure.Network/access issues.

Student Obligations

Vedere Institute expects that students will present extenuating/exceptional circumstances requests in good faith, and they will not suffer any disadvantage or recrimination for doing so. However, submitting requests that are misleading or contain information that is deliberately falsified or inaccurate is likely to result in disciplinary action. The process should not be used as a way of delaying an assessment to achieve a better mark.