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Coursework late, non-submission, and absence from exams

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Submitting coursework late

If you are unable to submit a piece of coursework by the published deadline for medical or other mitigating reasons, you have to hand it in as soon as you can after that. 

You will need to submit a Late Submission form, available via SID, within 14 days of your missed deadline, along with supporting evidence such as a medical certificate. 

The relevant Mitigating Circumstances Panel (MCP) will review your evidence. If it is accepted, you will get back some or all of the marks that were deducted for late submission.  

If your claim is rejected or you do not submit any evidence of mitigating circumstances, 2 marks per day will be automatically deducted for late submission.

The absolute deadline for submission of evidence for Term 1 coursework is 25 January 2019, and for Term 2 coursework it is 8 May 2019.
No work submitted after the School deadline (i.e.: 3 May 2019) will be marked.

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Unable to submit coursework

If you are unable to submit coursework for medical or other mitigating reasons, you must fill out a late or non-submission of coursework form available via SID, attaching appropriate evidence such as a medical certificate.
Forms and supporting evidence submitted after 8 May 2019 will not be considered.

The relevant Mitigating Circumstances Panel (MCP) will review your evidence.

If your evidence is accepted and your non-submission deemed to be with good cause, you will be automatically re-entered to submit at the next opportunity, provided you remain within the time limit for completion of your degree. This re-entry will not use up one of your rights of re-entry. Your new overall result for the module(s) will not be capped, as long as any previous attempts were failed due to accepted mitigating circumstances. 
You can read more about undergraduate and postgraduate re-entry.

  • Undergraduate non-finalists: If the MCP deems your non-submission to be with good cause, you will be re-entered to submit the outstanding coursework by the first day of the Late Summer examination period (21 - 28 August 2019).
  • Undergraduate finalists and all postgraduate students: if your coursework non-submission was deemed to be with good cause and the resulting failed module means that you are not eligible for award, you will be re-entered to submit the outstanding coursework by the last day of Term 2 in 2019/20 (i.e. 20 March 2020).

If your evidence is rejected or you do not submit any evidence of mitigating circumstances and your overall result for that module is a fail, you will be automatically re-entered to submit the outstanding coursework at the next available opportunity, provided you have not used up all resit attempts and remain within the time limit for completion of your degree. 
Your overall result for the module will be capped following re-entry. 

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Absence from exams

If you are absent from one or more of your examinations for medical or other mitigating reasons, you must fill in an Exam Mitigating Circumstances Form available via SID from 30 April 2019 and submit this along with supporting evidence. The deadline for submission of evidence is 10 June 2019 for the May/June 2019 examinations.

The relevant Mitigating Circumstances Panel (MCP) will review this evidence.

If your evidence is accepted, and your absence deemed to be with good cause, you will automatically be re-entered to sit the missed exam(s) at the next available occasion, provided you remain within the time limit for completion of your degree.
This re-entry will not use up one of your rights of re-entry. Your new overall result for the module(s) will not be capped, as long as any previous attempts were failed due to accepted mitigating circumstances.

  • Undergraduate non-finalists: if your absence from a May/ June examination was deemed to be with good cause, you will be re-entered to sit the missed examination in the Late Summer examination period (21-28 August 2019).
  • Undergraduate finalists and all postgraduate students: if your absence from a May/June examination was deemed to be with good cause and the resulting failed course means that you are not eligible for award, you will be re-entered to sit the missed examination in May/ June 2019.

If the MCP rejects your evidence and your overall result for that module is a fail, you will use up one right of re-entry. You will be automatically re-entered to sit the exam(s) at the next available opportunity provided you have not used up all resit attempts and remain within the time limit for completion of your degree. Your overall result for that module will be capped following re-entry. 

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For more information on Mitigating Circumstances, please refer to:
https://mysoas.sharepoint.com/sites/student/mystudies/Pages/Mitigating-Circumstances-.aspx


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