Where you have a temporary unexpected circumstance that means you are unable to complete a particular assignment on time you may apply for an extension FOR UP TO 10 WORKING DAYS.
Examples of unexpected circumstances may include short-term illness, caring for a sick relative or unexpected personal difficulties. You should complete and submit an extension request form (below) to your School.
You do not need to provide evidence to support your request for an extension but you do need to include:
1) a clear statement about what has happened;
2) information about how this has affected you;
3) the number of additional days requested to enable you to complete the assignment.
You must submit the request before the submission date. Extensions cannot be given retrospectively. You will be told whether the extension has been granted and advised of the new submission date, normally within one working day of your request. If your request is refused you must complete your assignment by the original submission date.
Following a review of the Extensions process and a successful trial in Lancashire Law School, it has been agreed that extension request process will now be via Starfish. You will just need to start by raising a hand as you do for other support (see instructions below) so you will no longer need to complete and return the online form. How you submit your request is the only change, all other aspects are the same, so any requests for extension must still be made prior to the submission date as extensions can not be given retrospectively.
This will not affect students at Partner Colleges who should continue with their current processes.
How to apply for an Extension via Starfish - instructions.