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Important Update - 24 March 2020

Following the announcement below, it has been confirmed that an Extenuating Circumstances Submission (ECS) can now be applied when an agreed extension to the submission date is in place (you would previously have had to appeal if an extension was in place).

This new process will be implemented immediately.

When completing an ECS, you should clearly state the assessment date (if the original assessment date or an agreed extended date).

Assignment/Resit Extensions (Covid-19)

To account for the campus closures and the exceptional circumstances of coronavirus (COVID-19) students are now able to apply for extensions of up to 10 working days (by emailing your lecturer) or to defer to the next assessment opportunity by submitting an Extenuating Circumstances Submission (ECS).

Requests for extensions to assignment deadlines or for other resit opportunities that fall within the normal timeframe of the module (usually one whole trimester) should continue to be submitted directly to the relevant module coordinator or other named person in your School. Please note that no third party evidence is required when submitting an ECS.

The full Extenuating Circumstances procedure is available via the following link:

Full Extenuating Circumstances Procedure

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