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.
Finalists taking first sits in August will not be eligible to graduate in July.
Graduation for these students will be delayed until the next in person event in December, or inter-ceremony (remote) graduation in October.
For up to date information on Graduation, please see the Graduation UoN webpage here.
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.