Hand-in Procedures


Submission deadlines are set by Module Organisers at the beginning of the semester. Dates and specific time for assessed work should be stated clearly on the Module Outline, available through MOLE.

If you are unsure about when to submit work, please contact the relevant Module Organiser.

Late Penalties

Work submitted late in the absence of special circumstances will be penalized at a rate of 5 % up until 5 working days after the submission date, and awarded a mark of zero thereafter.

You can find further information on how penalties are applied here.

Deadline Difficulties

Extensions cannot be granted by Module Organisers. Any student who is unable for good reasons to submit assessed work on time should contact Katherine Gallagher by email to request an extension. This request must be made before the assessment deadline.

Further information on how to request an extension can be found here.


ONE electronic copy must be submitted to the plagiarism detection service Turnitin. Module Organisers will explain the procedures for Turnitin in the module outline. If the upload is successful, you will receive an on-screen digital receipt and you may wish to print this off as proof of submission. If this does not appear then repeat the Turnitin process again.

Essays should be typed on A4 paper, doubled spaced with 2.5cm margins and at least 11 point font size; pages should be numbered; a word count should be provided.

A Cover Sheet with a declaration stating that there has been no plagiarism should be included. Copies of the Cover Sheet are available to download on the right-hand side of this page. Failure to complete the Cover sheet will mean an automatic grade of zero for the assignment.

You can find further information on how to submit and download feedback from Turnitin here.

What to do in the event of a problem

If you experience any technical problems submitting your work to Turnitin, please email Katherine Gallagher (k.gallagher@sheffield.ac.uk).


Anonymous marking is the University system whereby the work you submit for any assessment is marked without the marker knowing your identity.

The University of Sheffield uses anonymous marking, where appropriate, for all pieces of assessed work.

It is recognised that anonymous marking cannot take place under certain circumstances, for example, where the nature of the work involves contact between the student and the examiner as part of the
assessment or when an examiner’s familiarity with the content of the work (usually a specific topic identified by an individual student or group) makes anonymity difficult.

You should therefore ensure that you only put your registration number (as shown on your UCard) and not your name on the coursework itself. If you are submitting via electronic submission, you may be required
to enter your name as part of the filename, but this will not be made available to the marker.