University Of Greenwich Late Submission

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University Of Greenwich Late Submission

Electronic Submission of Coursework – Information for Students

You will be required to submit most of your coursework electronically. Course Handbooks will identify cut-off dates and times.

Work will be submitted electronically via your Moodle course. This is a straightforward procedure and clear instructions are provided in each Moodle course.

All work submitted electronically will be submitted automatically to ‘Turnitin’. ‘Turnitin’ is an online service that compares your work with a database of journal articles, books and websites and previously submitted work and will identify the similarities between the database and your work. ‘Turnitin’ is often referred to as a plagiarism detection service.

‘Turnitin’ produces an ‘Originality Report’, which is a summary of the match between your work and other work within the ‘Turnitin’ database. A high level of match within the ‘Originality Report’ is not necessarily an indication that your work has been plagiarised. This judgement will be made, following full scrutiny of your work. As part of your feedback on your coursework, you will be able to access a copy of the ‘Originality Report’ for your work.

You will also have the opportunity to submit a draft copy of your work through ‘Turnitin’ which will provide you with feedback from the ‘Originality Report’.

It is important that you avoid plagiarism in the first instance and you may find it helpful to refer to the ‘Academic Conduct’ Channel, which can be accessed via the Student Portal.

University Of Greenwich Late Submission

Preparing your work for submission

Before you arrive at the coursework hand-in room please ensure your work is ready for submission.


  • The appropriate coursework header sheet is attached
  • It is collated and stapled, or in a plastic folder
  • Any extra items, such as CDs and radios, must be firmly attached to the coursework

Receipt of coursework

Once coursework has been handed in and you have been issued a receipt, your coursework cannot be handed back to you.

Submission deadline

If you are handing coursework in on the deadline date given by your course tutor you must submit the work by 1.30pm that day. After this time your coursework will be marked as a late submission.

Please note that no coursework will be accepted at any other venue on the campus.

Submitting work when coursework hand-in room is closed

Students arriving when the coursework hand-in room is closed can post their coursework at the nearest post offices located in Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham high streets by recorded delivery. The coursework will be marked as received according to the date of the postmark.

Please ensure the envelope is addressed to:

Coursework Hand-in Room
University of Greenwich
Medway Campus
Room B57, Blake Building
Central Avenue
Chatham Maritime
Kent ME4 4TB


  • Please arrive at the coursework hand-in room at least 15 minutes before closing. If submitting work on the deadline date, please do not arrive later than 1.15pm. Coursework received after 1.30 pm will be marked as a late submission
  • When queuing, please stand alongside the wall pointing towards the main door on to Central Avenue
  • If queuing outside the building, please stand along the building wall
  • If you behave in a manner that is deemed inappropriate your banner ID will be noted and you will be reported to the head of your faculty for misconduct
  • The Student Centre is not able to answer any queries related to the coursework hand-in room

Late submission of coursework

The university has introduced a new regulation affecting the late submission of coursework, with effect from 2014–15.

If you submit a piece of coursework late, but within 10 working days of the set deadline for that coursework, your work will be accepted and marked. However, the mark will be capped at 40% (50% for postgraduate courses) if the work is of a pass standard.

The regulations remain otherwise unchanged, i.e., any piece of coursework submitted beyond 10 working days of the set deadline for that coursework will not be accepted and the mark will be recorded as 0%.

These regulations (5.23 and 5.47) are in the University Academic Regulations for Taught Awards.

Marks are not capped for late work covered by extenuating circumstances accepted as valid (see link above, Appendix C).

If you are unclear about the change please contact your Personal Tutor.