Late submission window

What is the five-day late submission window?

You are expected to plan your workload to avoid being impacted upon by a minor illness or other causes, such as technical issues. However, if you encounter unexpected difficulties, a five-day late submission window is available to all students, during which you can submit your assignment without penalty. 

An assignment cannot be submitted after the late submission window has ended. Failure to submit the assignment within the five-day late submission window will result in a non-submission being recorded.

Please note: the late submission window is five calendar days, not working days.

Can I access support during the five-day late submission window?

For the assignment that is due, your programme or module team will not be able to provide with you any additional assignment support within the five-day window. You will, however, be able to access support from other UWE services such as Student Support Advisers and the Wellbeing Service

Do I need to provide evidence to use the five-day late submission window?

No, if you are unable to meet the original hand-in deadline you do not need to provide a reason or evidence indicating why you need to use the late submission window. 

Reasonable adjustment to a deadline

The reasonable adjustment length is 14 days following the original hand-in deadline for students who are eligible for the reasonable adjustment, as a disabled student, carer of a disabled person or due to pregnancy/maternity/paternity.

Apply for a reasonable adjustment

There is no additional reasonable adjustment to a deadline for resits. For resit submissions, all students are eligible for a five-day late submission window only.


There may be cases where the five-day late submission window cannot be accommodated for due to the nature of an assignment. These assignments will be exempt from the five-day late submission window, and you must submit by the deadline. You can check whether your assignment is exempt on the module Blackboard page or the assignment brief.

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