Where circumstances beyond your control impact negatively on an assessment or mean that you are unable to submit an assessment on time, you can submit a claim for exceptional extenuating circumstances (EEC). If approved, your claim will normally mean that you can take the assessment again without any penalties. Successful exceptional extenuating circumstances claims, however, cannot be used as an alternative to completing the assessment and achieving the required learning outcomes.
You can also contact the subject manager to apply for a short extension. This will be subject to the same requirements as the EEC.
Completing and submitting your EEC form
All claims for exceptional extenuating circumstances must be submitted on the appropriate form, which you need to complete fully and attach the required evidence. For coursework, claims should normally be submitted in advance of the hand-in date. In some cases a claim may be accepted no later than seven days after that date, provided there is a good reason why it couldn't be submitted prior to the hand-in date. For examinations, claims must be submitted no later than seven days after the date of the examination. In all cases it is your responsibility to submit the form by the specified deadline.
When a claim for exceptional extenuating circumstances is submitted against coursework, it is your responsibility to hand your work in by the submission deadline. This should include any work (part-completed coursework, notes, etc.) that has been completed to date. If you do not submit any work the mark recorded will be a non-submission and the appropriate penalty will be applied. In the event that your claim is unsuccessful, the submitted work will be marked as a completed submission.
Exceptions to this will only apply where it would have been impossible for you to hand in any work by the deadline. Examples may include: hospitalisation, flight disruption, natural disaster and mental impairment.
Full details on the EEC process and the forms you will need to request an extension are available electronically at: http://www.derby.ac.uk/eec