Lifelong Learning Extension Request Form
Extension Policy Statement
Rules for Extension Requests
Only in exceptional circumstances will extensions be granted.
Undergraduate and postgraduate extensions cannot be granted by your lecturer. Such extensions can only be granted by the Faculty of Lifelong Learning once a completed extension form and supporting documentation is returned online.
Extensions must be sought in advance of the submission date. Extensions will not be granted retrospectively.
The circumstances under which an extension request will be considered include, but are not limited to:
- Serious personal/family/business reasons
- Where a student is representing their country or university
An extension request is unlikely to be considered under the following circumstances:
- Minor illnesses such as a common cold
- Holidays during the academic year
- Multiple assignments due at the one time
- Failure to plan study schedule
- Debs/weddings/social events
- IT and/or computer failure
The Faculty of Lifelong Learning reserve the right to request supporting documentation. If you are applying for an extension that exceeds 5 days you must submit supporting documentation (e.g. letter from a doctor, employer, line manager etc.) so that any prolonged absence can be verified.
Please note that loss of/damage to a USB stick is not considered a valid reason for an extension. To avoid any unnecessary distress, please ensure that you back up your work regularly as you undertake your assignment. By registering with free online storage services such as Dropbox or Skydrive you can save your work online and access it at any computer. Alternatively use an external hard drive/or just email it to yourself.