With assessment deadlines on the horizon, it’s important to make sure you know what tools are available to help you succeed in your studies. Our Advice Centre has put together some information about extensions for this academic year.
With assessment deadlines on the horizon, it’s important to make sure you know what tools are available to help you succeed in your studies. Deadline extensions are one of those tools, and there have been some changes to the way these work compared to previous years. Our Advice Centre has put together some information to make sure you know all there is to know about extensions for this academic year!
On the one hand, this means that extension applications should be easier to complete, and will be approved much more quickly. On the other hand, you need to make sure that you are considering when to use your extension allowances much more carefully.
Once you use up your permitted number of extensions for the year, you won’t be able to get more. You also can’t extend a two-day extension into a five-day one once you have applied - so make sure you consider how long you are likely to need to be able to make your deadline.
Also, while you don’t need to submit evidence for extension applications, you may still need to be keeping a record of any evidence you do have of personal circumstances that are affecting your work, in case you need to apply for Extenuating Circumstances later in the year.
More information about Extenuating Circumstances is going to be released on the Student Intranet this month, so keep an eye out for another article breaking down that process later in the term!
You should then consider applying for Extenuating Circumstances - we have some information about these available on our website, and you can contact us for further support with making an application.
Make sure to also keep your personal tutor/ department in the loop with any issues you are having meeting deadlines, and remember there is always support available at the University for you to access.
Before you begin, remember:
The application process for extensions has been simplified, as you no longer have to submit evidence for your extension, and they are automatically approved by the extensions system. Before you begin, make sure to read the FAQs available on the Student Intranet.
When you are ready to apply:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding extensions, you can get in touch with your school helpdesk, personal tutor, or our Advice Centre for guidance.
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