The University recognises that significant personal difficulties or circumstances can potentially impact your ability to complete, submit or attend a specific assessment. If you are unable to meet a deadline or have a problem with an assessment, we might be able to help.

If you are experiencing a personal crisis that is affecting your assessments, you can contact an Information Point who will help you understand the options available to you, or you can find out more about how we can help below.

If you need more time

Five working day extension for coursework

You can apply for a five working day extension if your assignment is due soon but you need a few more days to enable you to submit.

Reasonable adjustment to coursework deadline

Reasonable adjustments could give you more time to complete your work if you meet the criteria, including disability or medical condition, pregnancy and maternity, or if you are a primary carer.


Further information on the acceptable reasons for making a personal circumstances application and the types of evidence that would be acceptable.

Eligibility for applying for personal circumstances