Applying for an extension


Update as of 30 March 2020

The decision has now been made that end of year exams and assessment will be conducted online. More detail about how online end of year exams and assessment will operate, will be shared by Friday 3 April. In making the decision to move to online exams and assessment, our goal is to seek to ensure that no student is academically disadvantaged as a direct result of coronavirus (Covid-19).  Further information is available on our dedicated coronavirus information pages.

Policy on applications for extensions for taught programmes of study

The policy on applications for extensions has been updated for 201920, click here to take a look at the latest information.

Discover extension deadlines for your school on this webpage. 

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 and unpreventable 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 your school office 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 contact the Doctoral School 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. Read your departmental handbook to check whether youcan request an extension for the assessment
  3. Log in to Campus Connect and select ‘Extensions’ under the ‘My studies’ tab, click on Extensions.
  4. Complete the extensions application and ensure you submit supporting documents with the application, as appropriate.

Please note: if an extension is approved and a new submission date is given, this may affect when you receive your feedback.


When should I request the extension?

Your extension application will be accepted up and until the assessment deadline, but not earlier than 10 working days before.

If you submit your extension request less than 2 working days before your assessment deadline, the College is unable to guarantee that your application will be processed before the deadline.  If you have not received notification from the Extensions system you should submit any work you have completed by the deadline.  If you subsequently received an approval for your application you can resubmit your completed work by the new deadline.


How long can I request an extension for?

You have the option to apply for either a 5 working day (self certified or evidence-based) extension, or for a 10 working day (evidence-based) extension, depending on your circumstances. 


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

Extension applications for the 5 working days can be self-certified, this means you don't need to provide supporting evidence if this is not available.  However self-certified applications are limited to 2 per academic year.  For any subsequent applications for 5 day extensions, and all 10 extension applications you must ensure your request is supported by the appropriate evidence and will only be granted where there are clear personal or medical circumstances, which prevent you from meeting the original submission deadline.

For both the 5 working day and 10 working day applications, please see Appendix B: Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances of the Extenuating Circumstances - Guidance for students document, which provides examples of circumstances which would, or would not usually be considered for an extension. 


Important documents and links

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, or will not, accept for an extension.

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Contact your school office or email if you have any queries.


Frequently asked questions

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