Planning your workload
If you have difficulty in managing your workload, you can seek advice from a number of sources, including the advising support system in your department, SU Advice and your Student Services Hub.
We understand that in the pandemic you may be finding it difficult to meet deadlines. Please contact your department for support and guidance on what options may be possible.
You'll be given a deadline by which work is to be completed and handed in. You
should always aim to submit work before the deadline. This ensures you should never have any problems with a late submission. A simple tactic is to set your own deadline, perhaps several days in advance of the last possible date for submission and to organise your work around that.
You should familiarise yourself with the primary submission methods for coursework and online examinations of each department that you are taking a module with. Each assessment must be submitted by the deadline published in order to gain a mark. If you are concerned that you cannot complete an assessment by the deadline you should contact your department before the deadline or consider making a late submission claim.
There is a single policy for the late submission of coursework (.pdf) for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes of study, which has been streamlined in line with our ‘No Detriment’ approach. The policy is designed to help you develop your study skills and, importantly, prevent you from suffering a work overload and not being able to complete a piece of coursework or alternative assessment within the time given.
The policy states that all assessments submitted after the deadline will receive a mark of zero, unless there are extenuating circumstances.