Evidence-based Extension Request

If you encounter unexpected short-term challenges that impact your ability to complete an assessment, and have supporting evidence you can complete an Evidence-Based Request to ask for:

  • A 7 day extension to your coursework deadline,
  • A 14 day extension to your coursework deadline,
  • The chance to take your examination or time-specific assessment at the next available opportunity.

For further guidance please see the following FAQs:

This type of request is intended for circumstances that are short-term and have affected you for no more than a few weeks. You therefore need to submit the request:

  • No more than 14 days before your assessment deadline and
  • No more than 7 days after your assessment deadline or date.

If you submit this request late you must include your reason for lateness, and be aware that your request may not be approved.

You cannot make an application after you have received your marks or feedback for the assessment or once a Board of Examiners has met to confirm your results for that assessment.

If your issue lasts for an extended period of time, please contact your Programme Team or a Student Health & Wellbeing Adviser for advice about which support procedure is best for your circumstances.

To check if your reasons for an Evidence-Based Request is acceptable under the University’s procedures please read  Reasons for which Extenuating Circumstances can be approved

An extension or chance to take your examination or time-specific assessment is not an automatic right. For your request to be approved you must have an acceptable reason, apply on time and provide appropriate professional evidence with your request.

For coursework, it is important to continue with your work and submit it as soon as you can and do not wait for a response because:

  • If your request is approved, the new submission date will normally be 7 days or 14 days from your original deadline, not from the date you receive the decision.  If you submit after the new deadline you have been given, your work will be subject to late penalties (as normal). 
  • If your request is not approved, submitting your work as soon as possible will minimise the late penalty you receive if you submit after your deadline.

You will need to complete the Word Form below, and ensure you submit the request with your supporting professional evidence within 7 days of your assessment deadline or date.

To complete this form, you will need:

  • Your student ID number (this can be found on your Smartcard)
  • All relevant module titles and codes (module codes start with the letter 'M' and are a maximum of 9 digits in length; these can be found on the Module Blackboard or in your Programme Handbook)
  • Your assessment deadline(s) or date(s)
  • Your evidence - you must provide appropriate supporting professional evidence with your form; if you submit your form without evidence, it will be declined. For further information on what type of evidence you should supply  click here.

You should submit this form by email to your Programme Administrator.

If you are in the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing please attach and send your form directly to ec-health@canterbury.ac.uk

If you are a combined honours student you should send your form to the administrators for each subject.

If you are unsure where to send your form, please check your module blackboard, Programme Handbook or ask the i-zone.

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  • Tel: 01227 922222 (Canterbury)
  • Tel: 01634 894444 (Medway)
  • Email:i-zone@canterbury.ac.uk

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  • There are three types of extenuating circumstances requests you can make:

For what type of Extenuating Circumstance request you should make click here.

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Last edited: 06/03/2018 14:20:00