We reserve a discretion, exercised by us alone, to vary our enforcement of these Terms in the event that there are special circumstances that warrant us to do so and are to the benefit of you, our Student. Such circumstances are assessed on a case-by-case basis and any decision on our part as to the exercise of this discretion is final. Please note, we do not consider changes in your personal circumstances that are beyond our influence or control in and of themselves extenuating circumstances. For this reason, we do not consider students falling pregnant, changes to work situations or schedules or getting married extenuating circumstances for the purpose of this clause.

Examples of the types of situations we will consider (but are not obliged to recognise as) extenuating circumstances are:

  • Death of a family member in your immediate family;
  • Serious medically diagnosed illness – of you or of a member in your immediate family.

In all situations when we consider extenuating circumstances we will ask you to support your request with documentation that demonstrates to our satisfaction (not yours) your claim. For example, if you identify that you have a medically diagnosed illness, we will ask for supporting documentation and will require a degree of specificity about your medically diagnosed illness that will address why you are unable to attend.