Applying for Special Consideration (Levels 1 and 2)

Applying for Special Consideration (Levels 1 and 2)

If you fail to meet the minimum progression requirement from Level 1 to 2 or from Level 2 to 3 your record will be considered automatically by the Convener of the Students’ Progress Committee (SPC Convener) for your area of study.

To be clear, the SPC Convener will be considering your case to determine whether you may be allowed either:

  • To remain in study and enter the next year of your / another degree in September;
  • To enter the Honours programme of your / another degree in September;
  • To remain in study and have a third attempt at the year.

If you feel that you have been disadvantaged during your studies by circumstances that were outside of your control (such as an unexpected medical condition, a family bereavement or reasons relating to the impact of COVID-19) you may wish to submit a supporting statement to be considered alongside your record.  Supporting statements must be submitted to your relevant Registry Officer no later than 5pm Monday 23 August 2021 if you wish these factors to be considered.

How will I know if the Convener has decided to allow me to progress/continue with my studies?
Students will be emailed outlining the decision of the SPC Convener and the options available to them.  Please check your University email account regularly from early September onwards. 

If you are permitted to progress with a shortfall, you should think carefully about whether you want to enter the next year of your degree while missing courses. If you are given permission to do this, you will still be expected to make up any outstanding courses and credits alongside your studies next year. This may mean you have an unmanageable workload and this may cause even more issues with your studies.

What happens if the Convener decides not to permit me to progress/continue with my studies?

If you are not permitted to progress or continue with your studies then your status, as outlined in our Credit Point Calculator, will remain unchanged.

Students will be emailed outlining the decision of the SPC Convener and the options available to them.  Please check your University email account regularly from early September onwards.

If you are involuntarily withdrawn from study as a result of an unsuccessful decision you will still be able to take any available reassessments. You can also apply to come back to study at a later date once you have made up any missing courses. 

You have the right to appeal the decision made by the SPC Convener if you feel that they did not act impartially, follow the correct procedures or you have suffered material disadvantage as a result of the decision. We will send you information about how to make an appeal if your application is unsuccessful.