Extension for postgraduate research students

21 February 2023

4 May 2023, minor word update

We recognise that some postgraduate research students will have been impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle over the past week and the earlier weather events prior to this. For some it will have caused minor disruption, but for others the impact may be more severe.

One week extra for submission

If you are enrolled in a masters research component worth 30 points or more, and due to submit over the next four weeks (up to and including 17 March), we would like to offer you an additional week to submit your research. This means, for example, that if you were due to submit on Tuesday 28 February then your new submission date will be Tuesday 7 March (exactly one week later). No application is required for this and there will be no changes to your enrolment. This also means that there will be no change to any StudyLink entitlement. This extra week will be on top of any prior extension approved as long as your new submission deadline was between 13 February and 17 March).

Formal extension for those that need it

If you have been impacted more severely and will be unable to submit your research by the due date (even with the one-week of additional time) then you can apply for an extension of time. If the extension is required because of the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle, then we may waive the usual fees for this extension. The minimum extension available is one month, and the maximum depends on the size of your project and your circumstances. If you think you will have difficulty providing the required evidence, please state this in your cover letter, and outline why. If further information is needed to progress your application, we will be in touch. We hope that these provisions will help to mitigate the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle on your ability to complete your research project successfully.

To apply for a formal extension of time, please complete the AS-503 Application for Extension of Time for Submission of Postgraduate Research Component form.

Further assistance

If you have been affected and need support, we encourage you to reach out to Te Papa Manaaki, Campus Care. This is a safe, confidential, and free service that supports the health, wellbeing, and safety of everyone at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland.