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I have a Greenwich Inclusion Plan (GIP) - can I make an EC claim?

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Using your Greenwich Inclusion Plan (GIP) as evidence for your Extenuating Circumstance (EC) claim

Usually, a long-term condition which may affect a student’s studies and assessments is not considered an extenuating circumstance.  However, some conditions can be considered.

You can use your Greenwich Inclusion Plan (GIP) as evidence to support your EC claim if your GIP confirms and supports that you have a:

  • Fluctuating mental health condition and/or
  • Fluctuating long-term medical condition, and/or
  • Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) that permits extra time in exams

What do I need to say on my claim?

You must make it clear on your EC claim that the reason for the claim is because of your fluctuating mental health condition and/or long-term medical condition and/or SpLD. For details of how to submit your claim see When and How do I submit a claim?

How do I upload my GIP to the EC system?

You will need to upload your GIP as a document onto the evidence section of the EC system as the EC decision makers cannot access it via the link.

If the GIP is password protected, you must provide the password in the EC claim to avoid delays.

To save the GIP as a document:

  • Open your email from Student Wellbeing Service titled ‘Greenwich Inclusion Plan Agreement’. If you are unable to find the email with the link then please contact wellbeing@gre.ac.uk to request another email.
  • Click on the second link under the heading: ‘A permanent link to your plan is below’
  • Once the GIP is open, click on the 3 vertical dots on the top right of the window and then click on ‘print’ option. Change ‘Destination’ to Save as PDF.
  • Choose the location that you want to save the GIP in.

Evidence can be submitted after an EC claim has been made – see the Evidence page for more information.

If you have been newly diagnosed with a long-term condition which you have been unable to tell us about before, you should submit your extenuating circumstance claim with evidence of your diagnosis and contact the Wellbeing Team for further advice regarding managing and supporting your condition.