Extension request form

This form is for Department for Lifelong Learning students only. Please also refer to the detailed information on Extensions and Extenuating Circumstances on the Virtual Office and in the Student Handbook.

If you are a non-DLL student please contact your Department or Personal Tutor for guidance on how to request an extension.

You are strongly encouraged to contact the Student Support and Welfare Team and/or your Programme Director if you are experiencing any difficulties meeting coursework submission dates – they will be able to advise you on options relating to management of deadlines and extensions. Please always contact us in advance if you may be unable to meet a deadline – extensions cannot normally be agreed retrospectively. Failure to submit a piece of work may result in failure of the module and can have a significant impact on your progression with your programme of study.

Students are expected to manage their workloads so that they can meet the deadlines set by the University, including building in contingency time for dealing with unexpected minor events. Extensions are appropriate for short-term unexpected events, for longer-term circumstances you should take advice from the department about Extenuating Circumstances.

If something serious or unexpected happens to make submission of an assessment impossible, please request an extension using the form below. If the request is due to illness, supporting evidence will be needed. The request is sent to the Student Support and Welfare team who will consider the request in consultation with the programme director and module tutor.

Extension requests should usually be made at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline.
Work submitted late without an agreed extension will have marks deducted as a penalty. If you make a request for an extension, you should continue to work towards the original deadline until you receive a response from the department.

When you submit your extension request, please also email the work you have done so far to dllstudentsupport@sheffield.ac.uk – requests will not be considered without this.

If the work is not received within 24 hours of the extension request, the request will be declined.