THESIS SUBMISSION EXTENSION AS A CONSEQUENCE OF COVID-19 THESIS SUBMISSION EXTENSION AS A CONSEQUENCE OF COVID-19

I am due to submit, or resubmit, my thesis on 1 June 2020 or later. What’s the process for applying for an extension?

For extensions to submissions or resubmissions which are due on or after 1 June 2020, we will revert to the normal Research Student Extension form. This helps the Postgraduate Research Service gather the full detail required and ensure that any funding and visa issues are properly addressed.

The Postgraduate Research Service will no longer apply an automatic 14 calendar day extension for submissions due on or after 1 June 2020 since the processes for receiving theses online have worked smoothly. However, the University will continue to be able to apply discretion for short delays (< 2 weeks) to individual submissions throughout 2020 where you have let us know that you have experienced unforeseen and unavoidable issues in meeting the deadline.


Will you require a paper copy of my thesis?

The Postgraduate Research Service will continue to require and accept only electronic copies of theses as detailed on this FAQs page until further notice, and will give reasonable notice (at least one month) of any change to this policy.

I CAN'T FIND THE ANSWER I WANT IN THESE FAQS I CAN'T FIND THE ANSWER I WANT IN THESE FAQS

These FAQs are being updated on a regular basis - please continue to check this page for the latest information.

If there is an issue that you feel should be covered in these FAQS, please contact Robin Braysher (r.c.braysher@uea.ac.uk) of the PGR Service.  We may not add all FAQ suggestions, particularly if they relate to individuals or small groups of students. 

Please don't forget you can continue to contact your usual PGR Service team by email – we recommend using Graduate School or programme email boxes rather than contacting individual members of staff.