If you are dealing with something such as a short-term illness, and this means you can't complete or hand in your work on time, you can apply for an Extension to Deadline.

This is most appropriate if you think your problem will be resolved relatively quickly and you can catch up on the missed time spent away from study.

Without applying for an extension, handing in your work late (i.e. submission within two weeks of the original deadline) means your work will have an automatic penalty applied. The mark for your work will be capped at the pass mark - 40% for undergraduate assessment, or 50% for postgraduate assessment. So, it is imperative that you apply for an extension in advance of the submission deadline.


How to Apply for an Extension to Deadline:

You must apply for an extension no later than 24 hours before the submission deadline set by your tutor for the piece of work. You should use the Extension to Deadline form. This form must be sent from your university email, account along with supporting evidence, to your personal tutor, Course Leader or School Office.  


What Happens Next?:

Your application will be considered by your Course Leader. If granted, an Extension to Deadline can last from anything from three days to two weeks, depending on your personal situation. If you aren’t going to be able to produce your work satisfactorily during this extended time, you should consider using Additional Consideration (AC) instead. 

If you are in any doubt, you should speak to us at Union Support or to your Student Support and Guidance Tutor