Extensions and Special Circumstances Service
Welcome to the Extensions and Special Circumstances service!
We are currently within the turnaround time of 2 working days for extensions, and 5 working days for special circumstances applications.
What's changed? (2021/22)
Extensions will revert to the pre-pandemic approach of requiring students to provide an accepted reason. No evidence is needed for extension requests.
All special circumstances applications will need to be supported by evidence.
When students cannot provide medical evidence for special circumstances, they can instead provide a statement from a staff member, and/or a self-certification form about their ill- health.
Evidence that is in a language other than English will need to be supported by a translation. Students may provide this translation themselves; official or paid translation services are not required.
Late exam submission
If you are taking an exam, you may run into issues that prevent you from submitting on time. If this happens, please alert the course-owning School as a matter of urgency once you realise there is a problem. Following this, please complete a special circumstances application. Please review our guidance below on what needs to be included in your application:
Late special circumstances applications
If you submit your application beyond your owning School deadline:
- Your application must include an explanation of why you could not submit your application on time.
- Along with the evidence that supports the extenuating circumstances impacting your assessment(s), you must also provide evidence that validates the reason of your application being late.
- Unless there is an exceptional and evidenced reason of why an application was submitted past the deadline, it will not be accepted.
Get the right support
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For when you require a short amount of extra time to complete an assessment.
For when an adverse situation has significantly impacted your ability to complete an assessment and may have resulted in underperformance.
For when you have a registered learning adjustment with Student Disability Service that permits extra time on submissions and you'd like to access your extra time.
Not sure what to apply for? Please review your options in the guide below:
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Special circumstances deadlines
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