Coursework extensions: up to five working day ‘no evidence extensions extensions available (exclusions may apply): 


You may be able to claim a coursework extension of up to five working days with no supporting evidence. 


There is a flowchart, accessible via the EC student information page, that will help you through the support options available to you. 


Not all coursework is eligible for a no evidence extension. 


To check if a particular piece of assessment is eligible you can check with your school’s module/community pages on Moodle or with the module convenor directly. 


You will need to provide an acceptable reason in order to be eligible for a no evidence extension. If you don't, your claim may be rejected. See ‘What are acceptable circumstances for an EC claim’ for more details. 


First sits 


The approach for first sits for exams has significantly changed from previous years. 


From 25 September 2023, where first sits are granted as an EC outcome, the original submission will not be marked, or the mark will be voided, even if the original attempt was completed.  


If first sits are not then completed, zero marks will be awarded for the affected assessment. 


Long Extensions are more likely to be used as EC outcomes instead of first sits for coursework from this point on.


For more details, see What is a First Sit?  


Self Certification – Exams  


(this is not a change from previous years, more a clarification of one of the options available to you) 


Students may be able to claim a self-certified absence from an exam during the main university assessment periods. This applies to both online and in-person exams. 


This is only applicable where you do not attend the exam and there are limitations on how many times this option can be used in any one assessment period.  

If granted, the only available outcome for this request is a first sit (see section below for what this means) 


See the New Extenuating Circumstances Regulation and the EC procedure for more details