Does the loss of a loved one account as a mitigating circumstance?

Mitigating circumstances are normally considered to be circumstances beyond someone’s control, such as illness or bereavement that adversely affect performance in examinations. Universities require documentary evidence of such circumstances and it is therefore usual for recruiters to ask for this information in support of an application. Applicants should be prepared to provide this, if requested. It is then at the recruiting firm’s discretion as to whether to take things further.