Late coursework & extension requests

The School of Informatics policy on coursework deadlines, which applies across all taught courses.

This guidance should be read in conjunction with the University Assessment Regulations and Special Circumstances Policy:

Assessment Regulations

Special Circumstances Policy

Late submission of Coursework

Importance of submitting by the deadline

Students need to submit assessed course work by the published deadline. In general, you are expected to plan your time well and including contingency time. For example, if you expect a piece of work to take two days, you should begin it more than two days before its deadline.

If you have a good reason to submit late, please request an extension at least two working days before the assessment deadline.

  • Extensions- where there were circumstances that affected your ability of completing your coursework on time, and where late submissions are allowed, the Extensions and Special Circumstances (ESC) team will consider an extension for coursework submission for up to a maximum of seven calendar days.

You should submit an online form to the ESC team if you wish to apply for an extension or if you have a Learning Adjustment.

Submit an extension form

Submit a Learning Adjustment Form

You will need to submit a separate form for each coursework extension.

From February 2021 - applications for extensions will move to an online system, and you will be able to apply via MyEd. You can read more about the new process here.

Note: please DO NOT ask the School or course lecturer for an extension, as they are not able to grant such extensions themselves.

Late penalties

Late coursework without an authorised extension will be recorded as late and the following penalties will apply:

  • 5 percentage points will be deducted for every calendar day or part thereof it is late, up to a maximum of 7 calendar days
  • Exceptionally for INFR08027 Informatics 2C Introduction to Computer Systems late submissions will score zero marks.

If you have not submitted coursework within these 7 days, a mark of zero will be recorded.

Please note:

  • if you have an extension, the late penalties do not apply and you will be given a mark of 0 if you submit after the extended submission deadline. 

If you are submitting coursework electronically, the last version that has been submitted by the deadline will be the one that is marked (late submission will only be accepted if no submission in time has been made). 

Please note that the following courses do not permit extensions and any work submitted after the published deadline will receive a mark of zero:

  • Accelerated Natural Language Processing (INFR11125) -cw2 and cw4 only
  • Advanced Vision (INFR11031, INFD11002) - cw1 only (cannot submit cw2 if late) (not delivered 2020/21)
  • Compiling Techniques (INFR10065) - cw4 only  (not delivered 2020/21)
  • Discrete Mathematics and Probability (INFR08031)- all coursework
  • Informatics 1 - Introduction to Computation (INFR08025) - all coursework
  • Informatics 1 - Object Oriented Programming (INFR08029) - cw1, cw2 and weekly lab submissions only 
  • Introductory Applied Machine Learning Semester 1 (INFR10069INFR11182) - cw 1 and cw2  (no extensions unless this is specifically permitted by your Schedule of Learning Adjustments)
  • Please note extensions are allowed for Introductory Applied Machine Learning (INFR11205INFD11005 semester 2 versions) cw2
  • Introduction to Practical Programming with Objects (INFR11189, INFD11001) - a maximum 2 day extension on cw1 and cw2 and assessments
  • Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition (INFR11130) - all assessment 
  • Natural Computing (INFR11161 and INFD11007) - quizzes
  • Research Methods in Security, Privacy and Trust (INFR11188) - cw1 Class Test
  • Robotics Science and Systems (INFR11092) -cw3 Pratical Test 
  • Software Design and Modelling (INFR10064) - fixed date for assessment (not delivered 2020/21)
  • System Design Project (INFR09032) - all assessment

If there are circumstances preventing you from submitting your work on time, you will need to apply for Special Circumstances.  Please contact your personal tutor or the student support team for more information.