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Extensions

Extensions to assessed work deadlines may be granted in exceptional circumstances such as ill health and/ or incapacitating personal issues which are beyond your control and which are making it impossible to complete assessments. Unacceptable reasons for extensions include extra-curricular or elective activities, job interviews, work outside university, clashing deadlines and scheduling difficulties, computer issues, family plans, changing personal circumstances, relationship issues, and non-medical reports of stress or low mood. The rationale for extension should be specific and current - evidence of an ongoing issue in the past is not adequate to describe the need for an extension now. All extension requests must be made before the published deadline and must be supported by third-party evidence, usually a doctor's letter.

Requests for extensions should be made via Tabula (one for each assignment on each module site). You should state the reasons for your request and upload your supporting evidence (these are only accessible to the Senior Tutor, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and the Undergraduate Programmes Officer). You may be invited to meet with your Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS) before a decision can be made, but if such a meeting is not deemed necessary by the DUGS you will receive an email to advise whether or not an extension has been granted.

Tabula will now allow requests to be made after the normal assigned deadline but in those exceptional cases where an advance request has not been possible, you should email your Director of Undergraduate Studies directly with your request, reasons and supporting documentation.

The maximum length of extension the department will allow is 14 days, but most will be shorter - and you should give a rationale for the number of days requested on the form. Please note that because of Exam Boards and other end-of-year pressures of formalising marks, no extensions for any Honours undergraduates will be granted beyond the end of the fifth week of term 3.