During last semester we received a significant volume of negative feedback regarding the introduction of a 9am standard submission time. We have listened to your feedback and after discussing the matter at length with Academic Support Units (ASU) – who have responsibility for handling assessment submission – it has been agreed to change the standard submission time.
With effect from 1 February 2010, the new standard submission time will be 3pm.
The reasons for adopting 3pm has been based primarily upon the desire to ensure that all students are treated the same and consistently regardless of where they submit their assessment items. The main constraint has been the different staff resources in each of the ASU offices. There are staff available each day in each of the ASUs to empty the boxes at 3pm. After 3pm this is not the case.