Does bullying count as an extenuating/mitigating circumstance

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    Was bullied so severely during GCSCES that the girl was expelled but it massively effected my results, would unis consider this to be extenuating circumstances?
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    I think it is. But I'm not entirely sure. It would probably come under mental health issues like depression.
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    Yes, did you see your Gp or school, they can help and you can get it mentioned on UCAS ref also
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    (Original post by PrinceHarrys)
    Yes, did you see your Gp or school, they can help and you can get it mentioned on UCAS ref also
    Yes they have mentioned it in my reference but I wasn't sure if it would b considered a proper mitigating circumstance
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    (Original post by Pep7191)
    Yes they have mentioned it in my reference but I wasn't sure if it would b considered a proper mitigating circumstance
    If it was so severe the girl was expelled defo, Idk if you can read your reference but you could check and maybe ask them to explain seriousness

    sorry u got bullied :hugs:
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    what did she do to u for her to get expelled :O??
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    (Original post by PrinceHarrys)
    If it was so severe the girl was expelled defo, Idk if you can read your reference but you could check and maybe ask them to explain seriousness

    sorry u got bullied :hugs:
    It's difficult because I'm now at a different school than I was for GCSE so they weren't there at the time and they said "after a traumatic bullying experience leading to dissapointing GCSE grades, we are extremely proud of....bla bla bla" so they didn't spell it out but were more vague
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    Bullying itself I don't believe is although some cases obviously will be.

    Theyd more look at the effects e.g. depression and such caused by it. Talk to your referee about it though.
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    (Original post by Pep7191)
    It's difficult because I'm now at a different school than I was for GCSE so they weren't there at the time and they said "after a traumatic bullying experience leading to dissapointing GCSE grades, we are extremely proud of....bla bla bla" so they didn't spell it out but were more vague
    Speak to your referee as napp said, also mention it in your PS too? theres a PS forum on here, the helpers can advise u on how to include it

    Good luck! :yep:
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    yh as long as you can give reasons as to why the bullying at school would've affected the study time you had at home
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    (Original post by PrinceHarrys)
    Speak to your referee as napp said, also mention it in your PS too? theres a PS forum on here, the helpers can advise u on how to include it

    Good luck! :yep:
    I don't really think it should be mentioned on your personal statement - the incident being on the reference is more than enough. Your personal statement is supposed to focus on the positives.
 
 
 
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