Student Support

Coursework Extensions

Students with exceptional circumstances may apply for an extension to an assignment deadline of up to seven calendar days

The University is committed to supporting you during your studies.

If you are experiencing circumstances beyond your control that are having an adverse impact on your academic performance, you can apply for a coursework extension and/or Special Circumstances.

Coursework extensions are now managed by a central University team, the Extensions and Special Circumstances Service.

Full details on the purpose of a coursework extension, when a request is likely to be approved, and the online application form are on the Extensions and Special Circumstances Service website.

The Extensions and Special Circumstances team aim to respond to coursework extension requests within 2 working days.  If you have questions about your application, they can be contacted by email at

We would encourage you to discuss your situation with your Personal Tutor (PT) or the Student Support Team. They will be able to advise you on the range of support that is available to you as well as guide you through the process of submitting your application.

Applications for coursework extensions are managed via MyEd.

  • This will allow you to apply for a single coursework extension, or to select several assignments across different courses, all in one application
  • You will be able to submit several applications throughout the academic year
  • The process of notifying us of extra time needed for Learning Adjustments will remain unchanged – details below.

Many adjustment schedules include extra time for assessments. This is not automatic and students need to apply for the extra time for coursework assessments. The university has a new system for managing this:

Apply for extra time using a learning adjustment

You are still able to apply for an extension for unforeseen circumstances that may or may not be related to your disability (instead of, or as well as, extra time related to adjustments).  For this you must use the assessment tool.  NB: the approval process is not immediate but the ESC Team should respond to you within 2 working days.

Assessment support tool

This process is only for extra time in coursework and assessments.  If you have adjustments for extra time in exams on your Schedule of Adjustments, these will be arranged by the Exams Team without any further action from you.

If you have problems accessing or using the tool, please contact the ESC team at