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Additional assessment support

If you are unable to meet a deadline or have a problem with an assessment, we might be able to help.

The table below highlights the assessment options available to you. Please read the options carefully as each option has different requirements.

Assessment support options for students

Support option Definition Evidence needed? Further information
24-hour window The 24-hour window allows you to submit your work up to 24-hours after the deadline.

There will be a marks penalty but you do not need a reason or evidence.
None View information about submitting coursework and the 24-hour window.
5 day coursework extension You may be able to claim 5 working days extra to complete your coursework without a marks penalty if you meet certain criteria, including bereavement, serious personal accident or injury or being a victim of crime. All applications must be submitted with evidence. View details about the 5 day coursework extension, including a link to the application form.
Reasonable adjustment to coursework deadline Reasonable adjustments could give you more time to complete your work if you meet the criteria, including disability or medical condition, pregnancy and maternity, or if you are a primary carer. All applications must be submitted with evidence. View details about reasonable adjustments, including a link to the application form.
Extenuating circumstances You may apply for extenuating circumstances if you miss a coursework submission or exam.

If accepted it may permit the mark from a resit or retake to be uncapped (unless previously capped).

Please note: Extenuating circumstances will not give you extra time to complete your coursework.
All applications must be submitted with evidence. Find out more about extenuating circumstances.
Late extenuating circumstances Late extenuating circumstances can be used if you needed to submit Extenuating Circumstances application but you couldn’t submit an application before the deadline. All applications must be submitted with evidence. Find out more about late extenuating circumstances.

Further advice regarding assessment support

If you would like further advice, please contact an Information Point.

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