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Coursework Extensions

Extenuating Circumstances

UCL has an Extenuating Circumstances Policy which is intended to ensure that students are not unfairly disadvantaged by unexpected circumstances beyond their control which may affect performance in assessment.

Note: The Extenuating Circumstances Policy applies only to short-term, unexpected circumstances. Long-term, chronic conditions and disabilities are covered by UCL’s Support to Study Policy and Fitness to Study Procedure. If you have a disability or medical condition that you feel might impact on your ability to perform in exams you can apply for special examination arrangements. See the Student Disability website for further information. The application form is available from Student Disability Services or from the UCL Examinations Office in Registry and Academic Services.

As a student, you are responsible for making known any circumstances which may affect your performance at assessment in good time for them to be considered by the appropriate body. If not, you will be considered as declaring yourself fit to sit the assessment concerned.

You must notify the anthropology department, no matter which department teaches the module(s) concerned, using the Extenuating Circumstances (EC) Form available on our website in the Current Students section, Policies, Regulations and Guidelines. You should attach appropriate supporting evidence. All EC forms for anthropology students should be submitted either in hard copy or electronically (please include in the subject of the email “Extension_Name_Moodle codes") to:

For Undergraduate Students

Jolanta Skorecka
Undergraduate Coordinator
Anthropology Department
Departmental Office, G19

For Masters Students

Ryan O’Byrne
Postgraduate Taught Programmes Officer
Anthropology Department
Departmental Office, G19

The same form should be used to apply for all forms of mitigation for short-term unexpected circumstances, including short extensions to coursework deadlines of UP TO ONE WEEK, special assessment arrangements such as extra time in examinations, or other forms of mitigation, including longer extensions, or deferral of an examination to a later date.

NOTE: Course tutors, personal tutors , teaching assistants CAN NOT authorise extensions. If students ask for extensions they must be referred to Undergraduate Coordinator/Postgraduate Taught Programmes Officer.

Please let us know once you have completed your submission on Moodle:

Extension granted to UG students should report to: and

Extension granted to PG students should report to: and

Any late submissions beyond the extended deadline will incur the usual late submission penalties (Please see Handbook for further details).

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