Guidance for students whose personal circumstances mean they are unable to engage with teaching and assessment remotely.
In order to support you to either complete your award or progress to the next stage of your studies, we have revised the academic regulations pertaining to Extenuating Circumstances, until further notice, for those assessments that were due on, or after, Monday 16 March 2020, in recognition of the current situation. This applies for all students on undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes studying at the University of Plymouth and at our partner institutions.
We strongly recommend you endeavour to meet your current published assessment deadlines. In light of the current situation, however, students that are unable to submit by those deadlines will be permitted to submit up to ten working days late without penalty. If you are unable to submit assessments within those additional ten working days, this will be recorded as a non-submission and you will be offered re-assessment without penalty (i.e. at the same attempt).
Please note, where formal, invigilated examinations are replaced by alternative time-limited assessments, there will be no opportunity to submit these assessments late. However, in the event you are unable to submit by the published deadline, you will be offered a re-assessment opportunity without penalty in the same way as you would under the standard Extenuating Circumstances regulations for a non-attendance at a formal examination.
With immediate effect, we are also removing the requirement to submit an Extenuating Circumstances claim, either self-certified or corroborated, for any assessment that was due to be submitted on or after Monday 16 March 2020. This means all students will automatically be granted Extenuating Circumstances and assessments will not be subject to any penalty as outlined above.
If you have any queries about Extenuating Circumstances please contact your faculty or partner institution.
Updated: 25 March 2020