We have a piece of coursework to be handed in today. I haven't been having a very good week, and by last night had only got 3/5 questions done, and hadn't started my write-up. This is very unlike me, but it means that I was frantically working this morning. The deadline was 12 pm. I missed my 12:15 lecture and I tried ringing the lecturer repeatedly, but kept getting his answer phone. I sent him an email requesting an extension for later today or Monday, and explaining why - there's a note in my file about my depression and other health issues.
I would have asked for an extension earlier, but I thought I'd finish in time.
I have now finished it, printed it, and am hurridly eating lunch before heading up to uni. I will hand it in and collect a mitigating circumstances form too, just in case. Hopefully because I've made my tutor aware of the problems I'm facing right from the start there won't be a problem and I will be able to avoid being penalised for lateness - otherwise my mark will be capped at a maximum of 40% :/