Exam absences and extenuating circumstances
If you were unable to complete a coursework assessment or think that your performance in an exam or other assessment has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you should submit an extenuating circumstances claim by the relevant deadline.
Guidance, deadlines and a link to the form can be found on the extenuating circumstances webpages.
If you have not passed the affected module(s), you will be offered another attempt at the assessment under Safety Net 2. This will be for uncapped marks and there will be no resit fee.
If you have passed the affected modules(s) the Board of Examiners will be able to consider whether further action should be taken in light of your extenuating circumstances claim which would normally include offering you further voluntary reassessment.
The Board may be limited in the action it is able to take where there are external professional or regulatory requirements or other restrictions. Contact your department if you are unsure whether your course has such external requirements or other restrictions.
If you can’t take an online exam at the scheduled date and time, please complete a Notified Absence from Exams form on MyEssex. You do not need to provide any evidence and you do not need to make an extenuating circumstances claim. If you fail the module, you will automatically be offered an uncapped, free of charge, first sit in this assessment in September.
Late submission of online exams
Exams of under 24 hours' duration
If the length of the exam is less than 23 hours 59 minutes and delivered on FASER, an additional hour has already been added to the standard time for the exam to reflect the fact that it is being delivered online. This is to allow time for you to download the question paper and upload your answers. There will be technical support available in case you have any difficulties and you are encouraged to use the practice test available in advance. Should you still experience difficulties uploading your completed work, you should email your work within the allotted period to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should the work be submitted late, your late submission will be treated as a missed assessment and will not be marked (see the information about extenuating circumstances). You may wish to make an extenuating circumstances claim.
Exams of 24 hours and over
If the duration of the exam is 23 hours 59 minutes or more, you should upload your answer to FASER and submit a late submission claim using the extenuating circumstances form on My Essex. You should submit your work no later than 24 hours after the published deadline. You should explain the extenuating circumstances that caused you to submit your work after the deadline. We understand that you may not be able to provide evidence to support your claim. Your school/department will decide whether to accept your claim. If your claim is accepted, your work will be marked.