Extensions and Special Circumstances Service
The extensions and special circumstances (ESC) service helps students who need additional support with assessments. Support is available to students who have an existing schedule of adjustments, or those facing unforeseen, challenging circumstances. Help can range from additional time to complete coursework to special consideration regarding late penalties or marks.
We have a turnaround of:
- 2 working days for extensions
- 5 working days for special circumstances applications.
Student guidance on technical issues during an online exam
Please read the attached guidance on what to do if you experience a technical issue during your online exam. The guidance outlines the steps you need to take, and what evidence you will need to submit if you decide to apply for special circumstances.
The University will close on Thursday 21 December 2023, and reopen on Wednesday 3 January 2024. During this time, the ESC service will be closed, and the team will be unable to process applications or to answer emails.
Extensions: approved extensions that result in revised deadlines between 21st December 2023, 5PM and 3rd January 2024, 9AM should be viewed as due by Thursday, 4th January 2024, 9AM.
What support do you need with your assessment?
|Extensions||Special Circumstances||Extra time learning adjustments|
|If something unexpected has happened that is preventing you from meeting an assessment deadline, you can apply for an extension.||If your studies have been affected by an unforeseen situation, you may be eligible for special circumstances.||Students registered with the Disability Learning Support Service with a Schedule of Adjustments can apply the extra time to their assessments.|
Extensions are available for:
+ most coursework
Extensions are not available for:
- coursework where the deadline has passed
Special circumstances are available for:
+ coursework where an extension is not available
+ coursework where you can’t meet the extension deadline
+ coursework where the deadline has passed
+ exams you cannot attend
+ exams that you have missed
+ assessments where you feel you have underperformed
Extra time learning adjustments are available for:
+ most coursework
+ a proofreader
+ an interpreter