6.7 Submitting Work

6.71 Essay presentation

  • Use a clearly readable font such as Times New Roman or Arial
  • Use minimum of 11 point font size
  • Learn how to use accents when quoting in languages other than English
  • Use double-spacing and clear margins of at least 2.5 cm all around
  • Number your pages
  • Use automatic footnote facility
  • Add your student number to the top of all pages (in the interest of marking anonymity, please do not include your name)
  • Keep a copy of the work you hand in (correct version)
  • All printed work should be printed double-sided unless otherwise advised by your department.

6.72 Coursework Submission and BART

University regulations require that assessed coursework is centrally collected and receipted. The purpose of BART is to make this process efficient and error-free, to provide clear information about when assessed work is due, and to show clearly when work has been submitted, whether it was late, and whether an extension has been granted.

The essentials of the system are:

  • You log-in to BART via ELE.
  • You will see a submission schedule listed in chronological order for all assessed coursework items you are due to hand in for the year.
  • There will be 1 of 2 button options beside it: ‘Print cover sheet’ or ‘Submit online’.
  • You must submit work in the required format. Work listed as submit online cannot be handed in as a printed copy or vice-versa.

To submit work online:

  • Locate the correct assignment on your schedule list.
  • If the button says ‘Submit online’ then you will need to submit your work electronically.
  • Online submissions must be saved in PDF format. Please be sure you have completed the formatting requirements before submitting. For full details please refer to the ‘Submitting coursework online through BART’ handbook available at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/it/systems/bart/
  • Click on the ‘Submit online’ button. This will take you to a submission form screen.
  • Input the relevant details into the boxes provided then upload your assignment by clicking on the ‘Upload assignment’ button.
  • Once your file has been uploaded you should then click on the ‘Submit Assignment’ button.
  • A submission confirmation page should appear on your screen showing your electronic submission receipt. You will also have the option to view your submitted assignment. Please ensure your final submission is the correct assignment. Your submission date and time should also appear beside your assignment on your BART schedule.
  • You should also receive an email receipt confirming your submission. You should check your email to ensure you’ve received it. If you have not received an email please contact IT services helpdesk via SID  to check your submission has been successful.
  • Please note: You can resubmit an updated version of your assignment up to 10am on the submission date. This will replace any versions previously submitted.
  • To resubmit your assignment, return to the BART schedule list. Beside your assignment will now be a ‘Re-submit online’ button. Click on it and follow steps 4-8 above. If the submission date and time has passed you will not be able to resubmit your assignment. A message saying ‘Submission date passed’ will appear.
  • BART deadlines are set by each discipline. Please check your BART deadlines via ELE weekly, for any new dates.


If your assignment is not accepted an ‘UPLOAD FAILED’ page will appear. You should follow the instructions on the UPLOAD FAILED page and re-check that you have complied with all the formatting requirements listed in the BART handbook at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/it/systems/bart/ and then try submitting your assignment again. If your assignment is still not accepted please contact IT services helpdesk or the Humanities Education Team for further assistance in advance of your deadline.

To submit printed work:

  • Locate the correct assignment on your schedule list.
  • If the button says ‘Print cover sheet’ then you will need to submit your work as a printed copy to the Humanities Education Team Office in the main foyer of Queen's building (Exeter) or the Student Information Desk (Penryn).
  • You select the correct item from your BART summary and print the cover sheet. The cover sheet will feature two barcodes – one representing your student number, and one identifying the coursework item.
  • All work must be anonymous – but please be sure to put your Student Number at the top of each page of your submission.
  • Print two copies of your work.
  • You staple the cover sheet to one copy of your work, paperclip the second copy, without its own cover sheet, behind the first.
  • A member of the Education Team scans the barcodes on the cover sheet and prints you a receipt.  
  • When you log-in to BART again, the item will be shown as submitted, with the date and time of submission.
  • Deadlines on your BART page will start to appear as disciplines receive the information from the module co-ordinators.
  • You can submit work early, at any time during the Education Team Office opening hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), up to the final deadline.
  • Work handed in after the deadline will be considered LATE, and will be subject to capping. Please note that staff are not able to override this.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are queued up in good time to hand in your work by 10am.
  • It will not be possible to submit work without a BART cover sheet.
  • Some formative work (i.e. not counted towards final assessment) is not included in the system. These pieces of work are often handed directly to your tutors.

6.73 Submitting Work Twice

Please note that you may not submit the same work for two different assignments, or as part of two different assignments (whether on the same module or on different modules), unless the instructions for a specific piece of work explicitly allow such repetition. Where there is a degree of overlap or resemblance between the work submitted for two different assignments, please consult the tutors of the modules about the appropriate course of action.