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Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances


While studying at Royal Holloway it is important that you learn how to manage your assessment deadlines, as you are expected to hand in your assessments on time.

However sometimes things go wrong and situations occur that disrupt the best laid plans.  The College recognises that this can affect your ability to complete and/or submit a piece of assessed work or undertake an exam

 

EXTENSION OR EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES - Which should I apply for?

You should not apply for both.  If an extension is granted this will usually prevent any further mitigation being available on that module/component via the Extenuating Circumstances process. 

EXTENSIONS 

  • If you are able to complete and submit the piece of work, but can't do this by the published deadline, you can apply for an extension.  These are available for 5 working days, and in some more serious situations, 10 working days.  Evidence may be required. 

EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES

  • If you can submit by the published deadline but you feel that the standard of your work has been substantially affected by your current circumstance
  • If you are unable to complete or submit your coursework at all
  • For Exams (including online assessment, open book exams and other non standard assessment) and coursework modules where extensions are not permissible.

For Both Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances:

What sort of circumstances apply?

  • Short term Illness or injury
  • A personal or family crisis
  • Bereavement
  • A deterioration or flare up of a longer term medical or mental health condition

What sort of circumstances DO NOT qualify?


  • The workload/number of submissions on your programme
  • Long term/ongoing medical or mental health conditions – other support is available via Wellbeing/DDS and your School
  • Events/travel that are planned in advance such as weddings, holidays, family gatherings, etc
  • Paid or voluntary work commitments (full time students)

 If you are still unsure, a comprehensive list of all the permitted/excluded circumstances is available here 

EXTENSIONS

Find out more and apply

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EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES

Find out more and apply

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Important links and Documents

EXTENSION QUERIES

Contact your School Helpdesk or email extensions@royalholloway.ac.uk 

EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES QUERIES

Contact your School Helpdesk or email ECs@royalholloway.ac.uk 

 

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