My academic performance has been badly affected by circumstances beyond my control. Will this be taken into account if I apply?

Absolutely — yes. We try to gather as much relevant information about applicants as possible so that our decisions are appropriately contextualised. If there are circumstances that have had a detrimental impact on your academic performance, you should let us know: we cannot make proper allowance for factors unknown to us. The main way to do this is via the University’s Extenuating Circumstances form. You can also inform us via your UCAS application or informally by contacting the Admissions Office [link: admissions@chu.cam.ac.uk].