Applying for an extension


Policy on applications for extensions for taught programmes of study

The policy on applications for extensions has been updated, click here to take a look at the latest information.

Throughout your studies, you are expected to submit all assessments by the deadlines given to you. However, we know that on occasion you may have unforeseen circumstances that make it impossible to meet these deadlines.

If you are struggling to meet your deadlines across your programme, please speak to your personal tutor or departmental administrator for advice on the support available to you.


How do I request an extension to my deadline?

If you are a Postgraduate Research student, please speak to your department for further advice

As an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught student, please request your extension using the steps below:

  1. Read the policy on applications for extensions
  2. Log in to Campus Connect and select ‘Extensions’ under the ‘My studies’ tab
  3. Complete the application and ensure you submit the appropriate supporting documents with the application.


When should I request the extension?

Make sure you request the extension as soon as possible. Applications for extensions will be accepted until three hours prior to the assessment deadline but the College is unable to guarantee that an application made less than 24 hours in advance of the assessment deadline will be processed before the deadline.


How long can I request an extension for?

Departments may grant extensions of 5 working days or 10 working days.


What type of evidence should I submit to support my application?

Applications must be supported by appropriate evidence and will only be granted where there are clear personal or medical circumstances which prevent students from meeting the original deadline. Please see appendix B: Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances of the extenuating circumstances - guidance for students for examples of circumstances which would and wouldn't usually be considered for an extension. 


Important documents and links

View the student guidance for extension requests - coming soon

Read the policy on applications for extensions

Read Appendix B: Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances in the extenuating circumstances - guidance for students for circumstances and evidence we will accept for an extension.

Log in to Campus Connect

Contact your department if you have any queries.


Frequently asked questions

Take a look at our FAQs on requesting an extension to your assessment deadline