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Extensions for coursework/deadlines

If you need an extension you should contact the relevant person within the School, normally the tutor or module coordinator, but sometimes the Director of Teaching - your School secretary will know if you are in doubt!  It is really important that you let the School know of any problems you are having as soon as they occur.

You may be asked to come and see someone at Student Services before the extension will be granted.  This is really useful if you are experiencing a situation which may continue or worsen so that we can organise the appropriate action.  Extensions are granted at the Schools discretion so you will not automatically get one if you ask. You must have a very good reason as to why you have not finished the work in time.

Student Services can inform the School of any adverse situations affecting the student, but cannot request that a School grants an extension. 

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Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)2020


Student services

Eden Court
The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462720
Fax:01334 464007

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Encountered any difficulties?

Not the right match?  If you haven’t formed a good rapport with your Adviser or you’ve encountered any difficulties and wish to speak informally to someone, please contact Ruth Unsworth ( or Lara Meischke (, Deputy Directors of Student Services, in the first instance.

Please also be aware that the University has Complaints Handling Procedure for formally addressing concerns.


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