Uea Submitting Coursework Assignment

Submission Guidelines

The following is a guide to the understanding the rules governing UEA submission of coursework. For more details, please download our help document.

To find out the method (paper/e:vision) for submitting your assessment, go to the Assessment Submission tab in your e:vision account; details of the assessment type will be listed along with due dates.


Electronic submission


For a complete guide, take a look at Submission of work for assessment using e:vision

  • You will be able to submit coursework electronically from one week before the deadline using the link from your e:vision page.
  • Late assessments must also be submitted electronically; however the link might not show up if you have already submitted once (either before or after the deadline). You can hand in your work directly to the Front Desk of the Hub in this case.
  • Work uploaded after 3pm on the deadline day will incur a late penalty unless you have an approved extension.
  • Remember to give yourself time in case you encounter any computer problems.

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Paper submission (hardcopy)


  • Paper submissions are hardcopies of your coursework usually handed into your Hub via a marked dropbox.
  • Dropboxes close at 3pm on the deadline day, so if you are submitting work after the original deadline (e.g. if you have an approved extension), hand in your coursework directly to your Hub’s Front Desk staff.
  • Paper submissions require a coversheet, which can be downloaded from e:vision; information must be completed on this to identify that it is your coursework (student number, module, assessment title) without including your name.
  • If you have an SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulty) and are submitting paper coursework, Student Support Services can provide you with stickers to indicate this.

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Work is submitted anonymously

All written coursework, project reports and dissertations with summative components should be identified by student number and not by name.

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Word limits

The word count should be written on the coversheet. The word count includes: footnotes/endnotes; references (in the main text), tables, illustration, and abstracts. Material in the appendix or bibliography is not included.


Penalties are only applied when the word limit is exceeded by more than 10%.


The marker flags any assessments they feel have exceeded the word limit to the Learning and Teaching Service. We then investigate the work and take any relevant action regarding the late penalty. The usual penalty is a deduction of 10 marks off the original mark.

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Extensions and Penalties for Late Submission

If you have a valid reason for needing an extension, you can submit an Extenuating Circumstances request via e:Vision before 3pm on the day of the deadline.

How to submit an EC Request on e:Vision


Self-certified extension

The University offers one self-certified extension per academic year; this means you do not need to submit evidence but you need to detail the circumstances. The self-certified extension is always applied for the first extension request of the academic year.

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If you submit a piece of late coursework without a valid reason, a late penalty could be applied. The following table details the penalties for late submission:


Work submitted (after deadline and…)Marks deducted
Up to 24 hours10 marks
Up to 72 hours20 marks
More than 72 hoursAll marks deducted
More than 20 daysAll marks deducted and work not marked


You can file an academic appeal for reconsideration if your request for an extension to a deadline has been denied. However, penalties are not open to appeal. Here is the Academic Appeals Procedure if you are considering this.

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Marks and Feedback

Feedback can be generic or specific and usually addresses the learning outcomes of the assignment.


The University aims to return coursework and feedback to students no later than 20 working days after the published deadline for submission. Exceptions to this include dissertations, placement reports, projects and portfolios, as well as any work submitted after the original deadline.


Provisional marks are published on your e:vision page. Marks are only finalised during the final Boards and it is a good idea for you to retain your summative coursework throughout your course in case the Board of Examiners needs this to make a decision.

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Types of Coursework

Coursework (assessment) is a key part of your academic life. There are two functions to coursework: to help you learn through feedback (formative); to evaluate your progress within the module (summative).


Formative coursework marks do not contribute to your module and degree results; summative coursework marks contribute to your module and degree results.


Submission Regulations and Guidelines

There are University regulations on how coursework is submitted and processed at the university. For some guidance on coursework submission, check out our guide. Some of the topics covered include

Coursework FAQs


Process of Submitting Work

  • All assessments are due at 3pm on the day of the deadline.
  • If you’re submitting your work electronically via e:vision give yourself ample time before the 3pm deadline. Deadlines can be stressful and the upload process might not be immediate.
  • If you encounter circumstances that affect your ability to meet the deadline, you can submit an extenuating circumstances report form; the extenuating circumstances committee for each school will evaluate how a situation might have affected your performance.
  • If you do make a mistake uploading your file, or want to upload another version, you can do so anytime up to the deadline.


The Assessment Submission tab in your e:vision account shows the types of assessment required for your modules (e.g. online or paper copy), along with their due dates. You can also take a look at the guidance document on Submission of work for assessment using e:vision for a complete explanation of the electronic submission process, or refer to our submission guidelines page.

Find out how to request an extension

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