Student Liaison Team (Just Ask)
The School of Law’s Student Liaison Team is here to help – Just Ask
Our Student Liaison Team can assist you with the following matters:
If you have a timetabling query, please contact the team and they will do their best to help. Please be aware that once timetables are published it is seldom possible to make changes unless the reason for doing so is exceptional.
Programme/ Assessment Matters
You can contact the team if you need assistance regarding the following matters:
- Extensions - If you think you need extra time to complete a piece of written coursework, you must have a valid reason for this that can be supported by evidence.
- Deferrals – Exceptionally, there may be times when you are unable to complete a piece of coursework or to attend an examination due to personal extenuating circumstances (please see the section on the PECs below) and it may be possible to defer the assessment to the next sitting. You should contact the team for advice as soon as you are aware that there may be a problem and, in all cases, before the assessment takes place.
- Personal Extenuating Circumstances (PECs) (All Law students) – Personal Extenuating Circumstances forms must be submitted in writing following publicised procedures. Guidance is available from the web pages “assessment documentation for students” which can be accessed from the Useful Links section of MyNorthumbria. Appropriate medical certification or other relevant documentary evidence must be provided. Please contact the team if you need assistance and see the link on the left. BPTC and LPC students are required to follow the fit to sit procedure, and should refer to their programme handbooks for information on how this affects PEC claims.
- If you are part way through a year of study and you need to speak to someone about interrupting, if you wish to repeat a year of study, or if you are considering withdrawing from the programme you must contact your Year Director or Programme Leader.
The Student Liaison Team also deals with attendance monitoring. If you are unable to attend University and you miss one or more timetabled sessions, it is essential that you contact the team to inform them of your absence, and the reason for it, so they can keep their records up to date. Please see the link on the left.
The team can be contacted in the following ways:
- In person – go to the office on the 3rd floor of CCE-1, room 330. Private meeting rooms are available if you wish to discuss something sensitive – just ask
- By telephone – 0191 227 4494
- By email - JustAskLaw@northumbria.ac.uk
JUST ASK – we are here to help