PGR submission deadlines on University closure days

Where a student’s expected end date (time limit) for thesis submission falls on a day when the University is closed due to a holiday period, e.g. a Bank Holiday or University Closure Day, the student should make every effort to submit their thesis before their deadline. Where this is not possible, the student may submit their thesis to Research Services no later than the end of the next working day after the University re-opens. Students who submit their thesis any later than the end of the next working day will have to apply for a time limit extension. Students should also ensure that they plan their submission to allow time for their thesis to be printed and bound.

The list of closure dates and latest submission dates for 2019-20 is as follows:

If the expected end date is: The thesis must be submitted to Research Services no later than the end of the day on:
Between Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Wednesday 01 January 2020 Thursday 02 January 2020
Between Friday 10 April 2020 and Monday 13 April 2020 Tuesday 14 April 2020
Friday 08 May 2020 Monday 11 May 2020
Monday 25 May 2020 Tuesday 26 May 2020
Monday 31 August 2020 Tuesday 01 September 2020

Please note that this does not apply when a student’s expected end date falls on a weekend. If a student’s time limit for submission falls on a Saturday or a Sunday they will be required to submit their thesis to Research Services no later than the Friday before their time limit.

Research Services is normally open 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. from Monday – Friday (except Bank Holidays and University Closure Days).  If visiting Research Services in the late afternoon, students are advised to arrive in sufficient time for their enquiry to be dealt with before the building closes.