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:
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 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 and/or you have a Learning Adjustment which allows you to request additional time, the School no longer approves extensions locally.
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: If you are granted an extension for assessed group work please inform the other members of your group and the Course Organiser so they are aware of the extension.
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. If you have not submitted coursework within these 7 days, a mark of zero will be recorded. 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).
- Exceptionally for INFR08027 Informatics 2C Introduction to Computer Systems late submissions will score zero marks
- For the following courses extensions are not permitted and any late submissions score zero:
Accelerated Natural Language Processing (INFR11125) -CW2 and CW4 only
Automatic Speech Recognition (INFR11033) CW1 only
Compiling Techniques (INFR10065) - CW4 only (not delivered 2020/21)
Computer Communications and Networks (INFR10074) Quizzes
Data Mining and Exploration (INFR11007) - CW1, CW2, CW3
Discrete Mathematics and Probability (INFR08031)- all coursework
Honours Project (INFR10044) - dissertation
Image and Vision Computing (INFR11140) - CW1
Informatics 1 - Introduction to Computation (INFR08025) - all coursework
Informatics 1 - Object Oriented Programming (INFR08029) - CW1, CW2 and weekly lab submissions only
Introduction to Databases (INFR10080) - all assessment
Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition (INFR11130) - all assessment
MInf Project (Part 1) (INFR10051)- dissertation
MInf Project (Part 2) (INFR11093) - dissertation
Natural Language Understanding, Generation, and Machine Translation (INFR11157) - CW3 Class Test
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) - Group Work
The Human Factor (INFR11141) - CW1
- Late submissions up to 7 days with an approved extension are not penalised.
- Late submissions up to 7 days with an approved learning adjustment are not penalised.
- Late submissions up to 14 days with an approved learning adjustment plus an approved extension are not penalised.
If there are circumstances preventing you from submitting your work within the permitted time, you will need to apply for Special Circumstances. Please contact your personal tutor or the student support team for more information.