Extensions and Appeals
Extensions for the date of submission of essays or other written work are given only in exceptional circumstances of illness, misadventure or other serious problems which make it impossible for a student to complete an assignment by the due date. It is the responsibility of each student to plan his or her work for the semester so as to be able to complete all assignments - the fact that several pieces of written work for different units are due within a short period is not a valid excuse for the granting of an extension.
Students are also expected to plan their study, employment and extracurricular activities so that they are able to submit university work by the due date. Private commitments are generally not grounds for extensions, although allowance may be made for such activities as sporting or other competitions in which a student is involved.
Please see the Faculty of Art's policies for more information.
If you feel that a mark that you have received for an assignment is unfair, you may appeal the result. The first step is to speak to the person (generally a tutor or a lecturer) who has marked the work. If you are still dissatisfied, you should see the lecturer in charge of the course (the unit of study co-ordinator). If the unit of study coordinator is not available you should contact the Chair of Department.
At this stage appeals may be made informally or in writing, although it is preferable to do so in writing. Any appeal against a grading decision on a particular assignment or a request that work be remarked should be made within fifteen working days of marks being made available to you.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your discussion with your unit of study coordinator you may make a formal appeal in writing to the Dean. For details about how to do this and the form to use go to Appeals Against Results on the Faculty’s Undergraduate Forms web page.