Late Submission of Coursework

Late Submission of Coursework

If you are unable to submit your assessment by the set deadline the arrangements are as follows:  


  • Assessments submitted up to seven days late will be capped at the minimum pass mark and the grade will be recorded as L1 [8].
  • Assessments submitted over seven days late will have their grade recorded as L2 and their mark as [0]. Re-assessment may be required.


  • Reassessments submitted after the deadline [where the work is capped at the minimum pass mark] will be considered late and the grade of L2 [0] will be recorded if it is submitted after the re-submission deadline. This will be considered a fail grade.  

Submission of Work

  • You should submit your work via the usual route explained in your module guide.
  • If you choose to post your assignment, you should do so by recorded or special delivery and use the full address for that campus.
  • You should always keep a copy of your work regardless of how you submit it.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to ensure their work is submitted correctly.
  • Work should always be submitted by 3pm on the deadline day unless your module guide states otherwise.  

Mitigating Circumstances

It is possible to submit your work up to seven days late without a L1 penalty being applied, if you have had a claim for mitigating circumstances accepted.

Claims must be submitted via a students' SOLE page within seven days of the assessment submission deadline or exam date. Claims which are submitted after this will only be considered if there is a compelling reason for the claim being submitted late e.g. hospitalisation, bereavement of a close relative, severe mental health difficulties.

The University defines mitigating circumstances as circumstances which are:

a) Beyond the control of the student.

b) Could not be reasonably accommodated by the student.

c) Had a significant impact on their performance immediately before or during an assessment.


Please see your Student Handbook and your SOLE page for details.