Extension Application Process

Extension Application Process

Please find below an explanation of the assignment extension application process.


Extension requests need to be supported by appropriate documentation, e.g. medical cert or counsellor's letter.

These documents need to be submitted in timely fashion with the extension request. Extensions will not be granted for retrospective medical certs which are submitted weeks after the assignment deadline has passed.

Requests will only be considered where the documentation is received within the period of the assignment, i.e. before the deadline.


We are always happy to support students who have genuine difficulties and will continue to do so.

It is also not in the interests of students to rely on extensions as it results in assignments being delayed and piling up on one another which is problematic in a semesterised system.


The Extension Form which needs to be completed by the student and approved by Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan before‌ the assignment deadline.


On the day when you submit your assignment to the Department of Government (Room 2.48), please attach the completed and approved extension form to the front of your assignment.


Extensions Officer:

Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan

College Lecturer 

Department of Government

University College Cork



Department of Government and Politics

2nd Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland