The University has issued new guidelines on the penalties for the late submission of coursework. So, if you hand your work in late be prepared to lose some marks…
- where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
- where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
So, if you handed in an essay two days late and your tutor felt that it was worth 65% you would only receive a mark of 45%. If you handed it on the sixth (working) day after it was due you wouldn’t get any marks.
Make sure you put any deadlines in your diary and stick to them!