Student Administration

Extensions and Special Circumstances Service

Welcome to the new Extensions and Special Circumstances service!

Please note

The learning adjustment and extension forms are back online, new links are below. 

We are experiencing a high volume of extension requests that is impacting our turnaround time. Please note that as long as the extension reason is in line with those set in the regulations, the assessment allows extensions and the application was submitted prior to the assessment deadline, we will be able to approve your request.

If you receive an approved extension request and have already submitted work, please contact your course administrator.

Taught Assessment Regulations

Get the right support


For when you require a short amount of extra time to complete an assessment:

Apply for an extension

Learning Adjustment

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:

Access your learning adjustment

Special Circumstances

For when an adverse situation has significantly impacted your ability to complete an assessment and may have resulted in underperformance: 

Not quite sure what to apply for? Please review the infograph below so you can find the right support. 


We also recommend reading through one of our guides below to familiarise yourself with the process.

Information for New Students

A comprehensive resource of guidance to help you use the new Extensions and Special Circumstances (ESC) system and how it can help you during difficult times.

Information for Continuing Students

Find out how the system has changed, and how can you get academic/pastoral help during times of need.

Information for Staff

How to effectively support students applying for an extension or special circumstances, and what the changes in the process mean for your role.

Useful Contacts

Contact your local student support team, university pastoral services, or external helplines.

Meet the Team

Meet the Extensions and Special Circumstances Team.