Mitigating Circumstances Notices to Examiners (MCE)

If you have experienced circumstances that have adversely affected your academic progress, such as illness or personal events, for example bereavement, you can submit a mitigating circumstance notice (MCE) so that the examiners are made aware of the situation. Such applications must be made as near the event as possible and in advance of the meeting of the Board of Examiners which will determine results, and must be accompanied by supporting evidence.

Applications can be made after Examiners’ meetings (up to three months following the release of results) only under exceptional circumstances. Please contact the College’s Academic Administrator to discuss such applications.

Applications for a Mitigating Circumstances Notice to Examiners are submitted on Student Self Service. Before completing full details of your circumstances, you will need to request to start a new notice by providing a very brief reason to your college in Student Self Service. Further instructions on what to include in a mitigating circumstance notice to your examiners, timing of notifications, how these are considered by your examiners and complaints procedures can be found in the Guidance Notes on the University website: www.ox.ac.uk/students/academic/exams/guidance

You are encouraged to discuss the circumstances you believe have affected your performance with the Academic Office in the first instance to determine the best course of action.

Updated on: 12/07/2021