Business School Special Circumstances Committee

Schools are required to hold their examinations and assessments in accordance with University principles.

The Business School Special Circumstances Committee can make a number of decisions. This page defines those decisions to help you understand your outcome.

Outcome definitions

The decisions made by the School’s Special Circumstances Committee are defined as:

  • Consideration
    The School Special Circumstances Committee confirm that a review will be undertaken to consider the impact of the circumstances of the student at the point of classification. The LUBS Examinations Boards will undertake a review of the mitigating circumstances presented by the student whilst considering the student’s profile of marks to ensure that due consideration of the presented circumstances when determining the recommended classification calculation
 
  • Removal of late penalties
    The School Special Circumstances Committee confirm that any penalties accrued for the late submission of the affected assessment will be removed by the teaching school
 
  • Exemption
    The School Special Circumstances Committee grant an exemption from the affected assessed element. This means that the module mark will be calculated over the weighted average of the remaining summative assessed elements.
 
  • Alternative Assessment
    The School Special Circumstances Committee confirm that, if eligible, the student is permitted a re-assessment opportunity for the affected assessment for an uncapped mark. The format of the affected assessment will be appropriately adjusted to enable the student to complete the re-sit of the affected assessment. E.g. an affected group assignment will be adjusted to ensure that it can be completed by an individual student.
 
  • First Attempt
    The School Special Circumstances Committee confirm that, if eligible, the student is permitted a re-assessment opportunity for the affected assessment for an uncapped mark. Where possible the first attempt assessment will mirror the format of the affected assessment completed alongside teaching. Where this is not possible the student will receive guidance on the format of the first attempt assessment
 
  • Further Capped Resit
    The School Special Circumstance Committee confirm that, if eligible, the student is permitted a further re-assessment opportunity for the affected module for a capped resit mark. A capped mark for level 1, 2 and 3 modules is 40 and for level 5M modules is 50.
 
  • Reject
    The School Special Circumstances Committee have not been able to accept the request for mitigation put forward by the student for the reason stated within the School Special Circumstances Committee outcome email. If a student wishes to contest an application which has been rejected by the School Special Circumstances Committee they can submit a formal appeal to the University under the Taught Student Appeals Process.