REQUESTS FOR COURSEWORK EXTENSIONS AND EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES
If you experience an illness, or other serious personal difficulty, which prevents you from completing an assignment, you may request an extension, through e:Vision, to the submission deadline. A maximum of seven days’ extension will be granted if your claim is considered valid.
Where your illness or personal difficulty is so serious that you consider your performance in one or more modules has been affected, or you are unable to attend a formal examination, you should make a claim for extenuating circumstances through e:Vision before the assessment date. If your claim is accepted you will normally be offered the opportunity to take assessment as if for the first time (with no grade penalty) within the current year. Retrospective applications will not be considered.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
If you experience problems, whether medical or personal, which will affect your ability to study for an extended period (ie. more than a couple of weeks), you might want to consider applying to the University, through e:Vision, to take a temporary break from your studies in the form of a Leave of Absence. This can be for a minimum of one and a maximum of four semesters (2 years).