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Support processes for assessments

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

This page highlights the options available to you. Please read the options carefully as each has different requirements.

Please note: Your application must be submitted with evidence for all options, except for the 24-hour window.

Assessment support options for students

I can submit a coursework assessment if I have more time

24-hour window

The 24-hour window allows you to submit your work up to 24 hours after the deadline. You do not need a reason or evidence, but there will be a marks penalty. If you achieve a mark of more than 40% (levels 0–3), the penalised mark will be reduced to 40%. If you achieve a mark of more than 50% (level M), the penalised mark will be reduced to 50%.

The deadline for the submission of all assessed work is 14:00 normally on a Tuesday to Thursday, on a date specified at the start of each module.

Five day coursework extension

You may be able to claim five extra working days 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.

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.

I'm not going to be able to submit my coursework or attend an exam

Missed assessments process

You may apply for the missed assessments process on the grounds of personal circumstances (formerly known as extenuating circumstances) if you miss a coursework submission or you miss an exam. If accepted, it may permit the mark from a resit or retake to be uncapped (unless previously capped).

I've submitted or attended an assessment but shouldn't have done

Exceptional removal of a mark process

You may apply for the exceptional removal of a mark process on the grounds of your personal circumstances (formerly known as extenuating circumstances) if your decision making was affected, or if you fell ill in an exam and were unable to finish it.

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

Support processes flowchart

If you find visual formats easier to understand, you can view all of the options on this page in a flowchart format.

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