While you study with Sheffield Hallam University you may experience some of the difficulties of life that affect most people, such as ill health or personal issues. Normally, you will be able to overcome these without any impact on your studies. Occasionally, you might experience circumstances that impact on your ability to complete your assessments on time because they occur suddenly, unexpectedly and are severe in nature. In these cases, you can explain your extenuating circumstances to us and if they meet our definition, we can support you in your studies. For further information see coping with difficult circumstances.