First sit is a term we use to describe the ‘first opportunity’ to take an assessment.

First sits can be granted as a result of an approved Extenuating Circumstances (EC) claim. In this instance, a first sit is an opportunity to re-take assessments affected by ECs as if for the first time. There is no fee for first sits granted.
NOTE: EC Regulations have changed from 25 September 2023.
From 25th September 2023, where you are awarded a first sit as a result of an EC, your original work (if submitted) will not be marked, or the mark will be voidedThe original assessments submitted (for exam or coursework) will not be marked/the mark will be voided.