The University’s Extenuating Circumstances procedure will be used when it can be demonstrated that the poor weather conditions and/or travel disruption have adversely affected a student’s preparation, attendance or performance in an assessment or examination. Boards of Examiners will take account of extenuating circumstances affecting a candidate's performance – including non-attendance at examinations. However if you do not apply for Extenuating Circumstances to be taken into account within 7 days of the date of an examination you will be marked as absent – fail.
Students who are prevented from sitting an examination because of the adverse weather conditions must email or telephone their School Office on the day of their scheduled examination.
Students must then provide their School, within 7 days, evidence of the travel difficulties which prohibited their journey to the University, ie printed evidence from travel web-sites (Dundee Buses, Scotrail, flight itineraries, rail tickets etc) along with BBC or Met Office travel information and should clearly demonstrate how this has adversely affected their preparation, attendance or performance in an assessment or examination. Relevant web-sites include:
All Students should allow plenty of time to arrive at the University to sit their examinations, allowing for the possibility of delays due to the current winter conditions. Late Arrival Policy:
(a) A candidate who arrives after an examination has begun but before the first half hour has elapsed will be admitted to the exam but no additional time will be given.
(b) A candidate who arrives after the first half hour but before any other candidate for the same examination has left the supervision of the invigilators will also be admitted – again no additional time will be given to compensate for this late arrival.