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Knowing how to manage your time, write succinctly and provide a complete and comprehensive piece of work to a strict deadline are skills you will develop at university. In the interests of fairness, transparency and to be equitable we have strict rules around deadlines and the quality or quantity of work submitted, and have clear penalties where these rules are not followed.

All work submitted late, without an approved extension of Exceptional Circumstances affecting Assessment, will have a percentage of the available marks deducted for each day (or part of each day) that the work is late, up to a total of five days, including weekends and bank holidays, e.g. if work is awarded a mark of 30 65 out of 50100, and the work is up to one day late, the final mark is 2555.

After five days, the work is marked at zero. The penalty cannot result in a mark less than zero.


All assessment materials that are subject to a word-limit should include a statement as to the number of words included in the final submission. If you exceed the word limit, you will be subject to a penalty of 10% of the available marks (irrespective of the number of words by which the word limit is exceeded). If you falsely claim the word-count of an assessment to be under the limit when it is in fact above the limit is a form of Academic Misconduct (deception) and can lead to even more severe penalties.

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