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New eCover system for coursework extensions

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:31:00 BST

This term we are launching a new approach to coursework extensions. It will mean a consistent system across the University that will improve the quality of the student experience and reduce burdens on academic staff.

In all Schools except Human and Health Sciences (where a parallel but paper-based system will operate), students will use the eCover system for extension requests.

Any student requesting an extension will have to use this system, accessed through the Portal.  All authorisations will be made by module leaders, with more complex issues being automatically escalated.

Please note that individual members of academic or support staff cannot grant any form of extension outside this system; students enquiring about extensions should be directed to the Portal.

New eCover system for coursework extensions

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:28:00 BST

I know that most of the time you meet your coursework deadlines. But I also know that for good reasons it is occasionally impossible and that you need a little extra time. That is why we have a system in place at the University to allow you to request an extension.

We want to ensure this is as straightforward as possible, and so from this term all extension requests for coursework on modules in your School must go via the Portal. The eCover system will also provide a means by which a receipt will be issued for summative work which is not submitted via TurnItIn.

These requests are made online, can be done from home or elsewhere, and will always receive a proper timely response by email that you can track.

Please note that because of this change, no member of staff can now offer or approve an extension directly with you. Read our guidelines on requesting an extension for further advice.

I will send a further reminder about this later in the term as deadlines approach, but in the meanwhile, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Professor Tim Thornton

Pro Vice Chancellor