Student Administration

Extensions and Special Circumstances Service

Welcome to the new Extensions and Special Circumstances service!

Please note

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.

We are focusing all resources on applications and will not be able to provide status updates on your application.

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

Taught Assessment Regulations

Below you'll find a complete resource on the new Extensions and Special Circumstances service. Before applying, we recommend reading through our guides tailored to staff, new and continuing students.

If you do have any questions, feel free to get in touch via the contact link above. 

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.