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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 should submit the work as soon as you are able. Please remember that there are 'School Deadlines' at the end of each assessment period. This is the final date you can submit coursework and it will be marked in time for the next formal publication date.    

Two marks will be deducted per day that the work is submitted after the published deadline unless you also submit an application for 'mitigating circumstances' as soon as possible after your missed deadline along with supporting evidence such as a medical certificate. If this application is approved by the Mitigating Circumstances Panel the deducted marks will be partially or fully refunded, depending on the supporting evidence you provide.

School Deadlines for submission of coursework:

Late summer 2019 assessment period - Wednesday 28th August 2019 (results published on 10 September 2019). 

2019-20 academic year - Friday 1st May 2020 (results published in July 2020).

Deadlines for submission of evidence of Mitigating Circumstances

Late summer 2019 assessment period (Exams and Coursework) - Friday 30th August 2019

Term 1 coursework 2019-20 academic year  - Friday 31 January 2020

Term 2 coursework 2019-20 academic year - Friday 8 May 2020

May / June 2020 Exams - Monday 8 June 2020       

You should submit any claim for mitigating circumstances for late coursework via SID

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Unable to submit coursework

If you are unable to submit a piece of coursework you should submit any claim for mitigating circumstances along with supporting evidence such as a medical certificate for non-submission of coursework via SID

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.

  • If you are unable to submit coursework during the late summer 2019 assessment period and your mitigating circumstances are accepted, you will be re-entered to submit the work during the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline for submission will be 23 March 2020.
  • If you are unable to submit coursework due during the 2019-20 academic year and your mitigating circumstances are accepted, you will be re-entered to submit as follows: 

Undergraduate non-finalists: The first day of the Late Summer 2020 assessment period (19 - 26 August 2020).

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 in late March 2021 (exact date to be confirmed).  

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 submit a claim for mitigating circumstances via SID.  

Deadlines for submission of evidence of Mitigating Circumstances

Late summer 2019 assessment period (exams and coursework) - Friday 30th August 2019

Term 1 coursework 2019-20 academic year  - Friday 31 January 2020

Term 2 coursework 2019-20 academic year - Friday 8 May 2020      

May / June 2020 Exams - Monday 8 June 2020  

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.

Absence from late summer 2019 exams - automatically re-entered for exam(s) in May/June 2020 exam period. The provisional dates for this are Wednesday 6 May to Wednesday 3 June 2020.

Absence from May/June 2020 exams:

Undergraduate non-finalists: automatically re-entered for exam(s) in the late Summer 2020 exam period (19 - 26 August 2020).

Undergraduate finalists and all postgraduate students: automatically re-entered for exams(s) in the May/June 2021 exam period.     

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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