Disruption to Studies

Disruption to Studies

IMPORTANT - The Special Consideration Policy / Procedure and Schedules have replaced the Disruption to Studies Policy / Procedure and Schedules.


The Special Consideration Policy and Procedure establish the principles that support students seeking to notify the University when they experience short-term, unexpected, serious and unavoidable circumstances, which affect their performance in assessment.

The Supporting Evidence Schedule provides guidance to professional and academic staff engaged in the process of determining whether a student’s circumstances affecting assessment should be regarded as being unexpected, serious and unavoidable under the Special Consideration Policy. It also establishes minimum standards in regard to the documentary evidence required to substantiate such cases.

The Outcomes Schedule details the Special Consideration outcomes that can be granted for short-term, unexpected, serious, and unavoidable circumstances affecting assessment that have met the criteria set out in the Special Consideration Policy.

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