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Non-submission or late coursework, and absence from exams

We understand that Covid-19 and the associated challenges are creating a difficult environment for study and everyday life. In response to this, the mitigating circumstances process has been simplified. Please refer to the dedicated Mitigating Circumstances: Covid-19 MySOAS for Students page for detailed guidance and information.

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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.

Late Summer Assessment period

The deadline for coursework submission is the 24th August 2020. Late submissions will be accepted for 7 days, with the final deadline for submission at 11:59 on the 31st August 2020.

Deadlines for submission of evidence of Mitigating Circumstances

Please review the information available on the Mitigating Circumstances pages on MySOAS for Students.

You should submit any claim for mitigating circumstances for late coursework via SID, the form will be made available from 24th August 2020.

(Log into SID> Request a Service> Exams, Assessments & Mitigating Circumstances> Coursework - Complete the form and upload your supporting evidence.

Deadlines

Coursework - The deadline for submitting a mitigating application for Mitigating Circumstances for coursework is 11:59 on 31st August 2020

Exams -  The deadline for submitting a mitigating application for Mitigating Circumstances for exams is 11:59 on 21st September 2020.

We encourage students to apply as early as possible to ensure they receive an outcome in good time. No applications will be accepted after the published deadline.

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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.

  • Due to Covid-19, if you were unable to submit coursework due during the 2019-20 academic year and your mitigating circumstances are accepted, you weill be re-entered to submit on the first day of the Late Summer 2020 assessment period (24th August 2020)

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Absence from exams

Due to Covid-19, all undergraduate non-finalists, finalists, and all postgraduate students will be automatically re-entered for exam(s) in the late summer exams running from the 24th August - 18th September 2020.

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

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.

Disclaimer: The examination period dates have changed, due to the on-going situation of Covid-19. For up-to-date information, please visit MySOAS for Students.

Absence from late summer exams:

All those who are eligible will be automatically re-entered for exam(s) in the summer exam period of the following academic year. Details of the examinations you have been re-entered for will be communicated via email.

Absence from Term three summer exams:

Eligible Undergraduate non-finalists are automatically re-entered for exam(s) in the late summer exams of the same academic year .

Undergraduate finalists and all postgraduate students will be automatically re-entered for exams(s) in the Term three summer exam period of the following academic year.     

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 the mitigating circumstances webpage.

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