Note: Material irregularity means the University has not acted in accordance with its own regulations or an error has occurred in processing the decision. A student may NOT submit an academic appeal in these cases: a.) Against the academic judgement of their examiners; students cannot therefore challenge their marks b.) In order to improve their marks, or to be re-assessed in, or re-attempt a module in which they have achieved a pass; or c.) Until after the assessment board has agreed marks.
It can be accessed via the current students webpage.
The Research, Representation and Welfare (RRW) team encourages students to get familiar with SRSWeb because you will need it during your time of study to get access to your timetable, your registered modules and your assessment marks. SRSWeb also allows students to make payments towards your tuition fees, view previous transaction and update contact details to allow the university to contact you.
The RRW team is aware that students occasionally experience difficulties with the information related to their online student record or accessing it. Should you experience difficulties you can visit an RRW coordinator’s office or by using their contact details to access the support you need.
The RRW team can give you the solution to solve the difficulties you may be having with your online student record, if we are not able to, we will contact your Faculty Registry Office on your behalf or we will signpost you to their office.
However, if you experience serious unforeseen, unpreventable circumstances that significantly disrupt your ability to sit an assessment or submit coursework, you can use the Mitigating Circumstances process. Be careful – if you sit the assessment or hand in your coursework, you are deeming yourself fit to do so. Read more about this in the ‘Fit to Sit Policy’ section below.
Colds, throat infections, minor ailments and other day-to-day conditions will not be considered as grounds for submission of a mitigating circumstances claim, even if supported by documentary evidence from a medical practitioner.
There are four absolute conditions for the acceptance of an MC claim, and failure to meet these will mean your claim is rejected. Your original, independent documentary evidence must prove that the circumstances:
You can also read about Mitigating Circumstances in Section 11 of the Academic Regulations. Section 11.16 – 11.36 gives a good overview of the kind of evidence you need to give to support your MC claim.
The UWSU Advice Service can help you understand the MC process and forms. If you’d like to discuss an MC claim with us, you can contact your campus adviser.
Fit to Sit Policy
The University of Westminster operates a ‘fit to sit’ policy, which means that if you give a piece of coursework in or sit an exam and/or in-class test etc. you have deemed yourself fit to do so. It is your responsibility to decide if you are fit to take part in assessment or if a mitigating circumstances claim should be submitted. You cannot submit a mitigating circumstances claim for poor performance in assessment(s).
This means that if you have already sat an exam or assessment, or if you have already handed in your coursework on time, you cannot apply for Mitigating Circumstances.
However you can still apply for Mitigating Circumstances if:
Read more about Mitigating Circumstances here.