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Extension requests

Any requests for extension should be referred to the Student Support Office.

If mitigation is accepted a standard extension of the deadline of three days will apply and this will be communicated to Unit Coordinators.

If the coursework is worth up to 30% or less the Assessment and Progression team will assess whether the student is eligible for an extension.

If the mark is worth over 30% (literature review, dissertation, project report) this will be referred to Nicky High who can grant extensions of up to one week. For extensions longer than a week, the decision will be considered by Nicky High and the Chair of the Mitigating Circumstances Committee.

Guidelines for granting extensions for assessed coursework:

Extension requests for students registered with DASS

The Disability Support Office (DSO) has changed the name of the service to the Disability Advisory and Support Service (DASS).

There is also an updated policy on reasonable adjustments and support plans will now inform Unit Coordinators when automatic extensions of up to five working days should apply to DASS registered students.

Students in receipt of this have been informed that they should inform the Student Support Office if they are using the additional five working days. If the Student Support Office receive this information it will be passed onto Unit Coordinators as above.

Applying penalties to late work

It is still the responsibility of Unit Coordinators to apply penalties to coursework that is late and without an extension.

As outlined above, you will be sent a list of all of the extensions that we are aware of, however you should also check all of the DASS information you have been sent at the beginning of the semester.

Late submission of any piece of assessed coursework should result in a deduction of 10 marks per day or part thereof beyond the deadline.