Can I claim extenuating circumstances?

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londontown101
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Hi everyone,

So I'll try to keep this short and sweet. I'm in my third year, moved into halls with random flatmates chosen by halls team. One seems to have some mental health issues along with his GF who was always here. 2 incidents all in all resulting in having police, security and hall reps in my flat between the hours of 1 - 6 am. I walked into a kitchen covered in blood (was horrible to see). And since then there have been random occasions when we have heard him being very angry and loud and banging coming from his room.

After seeing the kitchen I have not been in a very good place, I've been quite scared to leave my room and also unable to sleep at night due to being too scared that something will happen. I don't sleep at night so sleep during the day so have missed lectures and have been so unfocused. On top of this I've been feeling really weak and extremely low on energy so went for a blood test and have very low vitamin D levels and Iron. So even when I have been able to attempt some work I have just become tired so quick.

Based upon this, would you say I would be granted extenuating circumstances?

Please advise.

Thank you
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(Original post by londontown101)
Hi everyone,

So I'll try to keep this short and sweet. I'm in my third year, moved into halls with random flatmates chosen by halls team. One seems to have some mental health issues along with his GF who was always here. 2 incidents all in all resulting in having police, security and hall reps in my flat between the hours of 1 - 6 am. I walked into a kitchen covered in blood (was horrible to see). And since then there have been random occasions when we have heard him being very angry and loud and banging coming from his room.

After seeing the kitchen I have not been in a very good place, I've been quite scared to leave my room and also unable to sleep at night due to being too scared that something will happen. I don't sleep at night so sleep during the day so have missed lectures and have been so unfocused. On top of this I've been feeling really weak and extremely low on energy so went for a blood test and have very low vitamin D levels and Iron. So even when I have been able to attempt some work I have just become tired so quick.

Based upon this, would you say I would be granted extenuating circumstances?

Please advise.

Thank you
it sounds like you have a good case, if you could provide a doctors note with the results of the blood test then that will definitely help.
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What do you actually want the outcome to be? Extenuating circumstances is very broad. Do you want a deadline extension, an extra 2-3% on your grade, opportunity to resit?
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I would get the **** out of there as soon as possible.
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(Original post by londontown101)
Hi everyone,

So I'll try to keep this short and sweet. I'm in my third year, moved into halls with random flatmates chosen by halls team. One seems to have some mental health issues along with his GF who was always here. 2 incidents all in all resulting in having police, security and hall reps in my flat between the hours of 1 - 6 am. I walked into a kitchen covered in blood (was horrible to see). And since then there have been random occasions when we have heard him being very angry and loud and banging coming from his room.

After seeing the kitchen I have not been in a very good place, I've been quite scared to leave my room and also unable to sleep at night due to being too scared that something will happen. I don't sleep at night so sleep during the day so have missed lectures and have been so unfocused. On top of this I've been feeling really weak and extremely low on energy so went for a blood test and have very low vitamin D levels and Iron. So even when I have been able to attempt some work I have just become tired so quick.

Based upon this, would you say I would be granted extenuating circumstances?

Please advise.

Thank you
What is it you actually want from the extrenuating circumstances? Whi from the department and relating to what? An essay deadline or your entire finals?

Have you talked to your tutor or counsellor about this? Is your Dr treating you for some stress related/ anxiety issues or a medical condition? Go and yalk to one of the welfare counsellors in the SU. Its hard to tell and someone interviewing you to assess the situation would be better for you.

Imo you might get some sympathy but they want evidence. At the moment you need to put some meat on the bones of your case.
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