Extensions

Extension Fees:

ExtensionDurationFee
First extension4 monthsFree
Second extension3 months£260
Third extension3 months£360
Any further extensions3 months£620

When to use 'Extenuating Circumstances' and what are they?:

This can be used if the request for an extension of time is for reasons beyond your control and you are requesting a subsequent waiver of the extension fee.

Your reason for requesting the extension should fall within one of the following categories:

CategorySuggested EvidenceExample
Medical

A statement from your doctor/healthcare professional indicating that you should refrain from working for a specified period of time or that your circumstances have led to you being unable to work for a percentage of your time.

A medical condition that has inhibited completion of project.

Personal

A statement from your doctor/healthcare professional indicating that you should refrain from working for a specified period of time or have been unable to work for a specified period of time.

Issues such as bereavement or illness with family members.

Ethical Approval

A statement from Research Governance confirming delays.

Issues relating to delays in ethical approval processes or related factors associated with delays in the recruitment of patients or other research participants.

Physical Resources Issues

A statement from your supervisors, supported by the Research Director, confirming factors which have impeded the progress of your study.  Note that supervisors may provide this on the PhD Manager form also, instead of in a separate statement.

Issues relating to breakdown or inaccessibility of necessary equipment or other physical resources required for your study.

Supervisory issues

A supporting statement from the Research Director confirming supervisory issues.  Note that your Research Director may provide this on the PhD Manager form also, instead of in a separate statement.

Issues could include illness or unavailability of supervisory support, which resulted in a delay in receiving feedback or guidance.

Information supplied for this request will be held in confidence and will only be distributed to those involved in considering and processing this application.

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