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Coursework

MORSE
Handbook Contents

Index
1 General Information
2 Course Regulations and Progression
3 Module Selection and Course Transfers
4 Teaching, Learning and Study
5 Examinations and Assessment
6 Pastoral Care and Support
7 Student Voice
8 Careers and Personal Development
9 University Information

5.2 Coursework

Different departments have different conventions, and normally the rules of the Department teaching the module apply. The following information relates to modules delivered by the Department of Statistics, excluding those that are only available to students on the MSc in Financial Mathematics.

Deadlines, Penalties and Mitigation

Assessed work usually comes with a deadline for completion. The department and SSLC consider these essential to ensure fairness to all the students doing the work and to the markers. Deadlines are enforced by penalising late work. .

In the Department of Statistics the lecturer giving the assessment will name a date as the deadline (this will not usually be a Friday). The normal deadline is 12 noon. Penalties will apply if work is submitted more than 1 minute after the deadline unless an extension or waiver is granted.

The magnitude of the penalty for late submission and the availability of extensions / waivers depends on the assessment category and CATS weighting.

All requests for consideration of special circumstances must be submitted online via Tabula. Further information about mitigating circumstances and reasonable adjustment can be found in section 5.4-5.5 of this handbook.

Submission

Hard Copy Coursework Submission

  • Coursework must be submitted to the correct pigeon hole outside the Support Office (MB0.11). The year group should be the "normal" year that the module is taken, irrespective of your year of study e.g. work for ST3** modules should be submitted to the year 3 pigeon hole.
  • All hard copy coursework should have covering sheet attached. Covering sheets are available from the racks outside the support office or online.
  • Coursework that is required to be submitted as a hard copy to the support office cannot be accepted by e-mail to the support office or seminar tutor unless agreed in advance with the support office due to mitigating circumstances.
  • Late submission is considered to be anything submitted more than 1 minute after the deadline.
  • Late submissions should be handed to one of the Support Office team in person to ensure that the correct submission time is logged. If not handed to the Support Office in person the late penalty will up to whenever the assignment is found, which may be considerably after the work was posted.
  • If submitted incorrectly hard copy coursework will be treated as a non-submission until they are submitted correctly, whereupon it will be treated as a late submission. The usual penalties for late submission will apply, which will be a zero grade for weekly / fortnightly homeworks. Some examples of errors that are classified as incorrect submission include not writing name / ID number on work, using the wrong post box and sending work by email.
  • Group work that is submitted incorrectly by one member of the group will usually have penalties applied to all students in the group. The module leader may deem that one member of the group is at fault and apply penalties to only this person.

Online Coursework Submission

  • Coursework that is required to be submitted online cannot be accepted by email or hard copy. Students who encounter problems with submitting work online should contact the support office at stats.ug.support@warwick.ac.uk.
  • If submitted incorrectly online coursework will be treated as a non-submission until it is submitted correctly, whereupon it will be treated as a late submission. Some examples of errors that are classified as incorrect submission include not finalising a submission, uploading the wrong file and sending work by email.
  • On a maximum of one occasion per academic year, a student may request to the support office that the last modified date of the work be checked. If it is deemed proven to a high degree of certainty that the work was completed before the deadline then the lowest of a 10% flat rate penalty for incorrect submission or the usual late submission penalty will be applied. Usually the only way that the last modified date can be proven to a high degree of certainty is when a file has been uploaded or sent by email to staff but not submitted correctly online.
  • Group work that is submitted incorrectly by one member of the group will usually have penalties applied to all students in the group. The module leader may deem that one member of the group is at fault and apply penalties to only this person.

Dual Coursework Submission

    Assessment Categories

    The Assessment Handbook contains information about the category that each piece of coursework falls under.

    Weekly / fortnightly HW

    • penalty for late submission = 0 grade
    • self-certification – allowed for both extensions and waivers
    • allowed extension – the following Monday (or three working days if shorter)
    • waivers – allowed based on self-certification or evidenced mitigating circumstances
    • submission cut off – no submissions will be accepted more than 3 working days after the deadline
    • submission error – no adjustment will be made for submission errors

    Assignments / coursework / class tests <=2 CATS

    • penalty for late submission = 5% per 24 hour period encompassing a working day
    • self-certification – allowed for extensions but not waivers. As class tests cannot have extended deadlines and can only be waived, self-certification cannot be used for class tests.
    • allowed extension times
      • up to 10 working days with evidenced mitigating circumstances*
      • up to 3 working days with self-certification
    • waivers – allowed only based on medical evidence
    • submission cut off – no submission will be accepted more than 5 working days after original deadline unless there is a pre-approved extension
    • submission error – adjustment may be possible for submission error to give the lower of the late submission penalty or 10% flat rate.

    Assignments / coursework / class tests >2 CATS

    • penalty for late submission = 5% per 24 hour period encompassing a working day
    • self-certification – not allowed for extensions or waivers
    • allowed extension times
      • up to 20 working days with evidenced mitigating circumstances*
    • waivers – not allowed, alternative arrangements may be provided
    • submission cut off – no submission will be accepted more than 15 working days after original deadline unless there is a pre-approved extension
    • submission error – adjustment may be possible for submission error to give the lower of the late submission penalty or 10% flat rate.

    *Extensions must be applied for by the deadline or immediately on a students’ return to study. The length of extension requested should reflect the time that a student has been unable to work. Typically extensions should be less than or equal to one week and longer extensions should only be applied for after consultation with the senior tutor. The module leader will be consulted to determine whether there are any implications with authorisation of a longer extension and will be given information about the length / severity of the circumstances but not the details / cause.

    Submissions received after the deadline but before the cut off will be marked and given feedback. Submissions received after the cut off will not be marked or given feedback.

    Class tests cannot be given extensions and must be treated as a waiver therefore self-certification is not allowed. Evidence (medical or otherwise) must meet the university criteria for mitigating circumstances and therefore must be sought at the time of the problem and cannot be written retrospectively.