Many students experience personal difficulties or illness while studying and special consideration exists to adjust for these experiences, and can be for a one-off circumstanced or continual issue.
what does special consideration include?
- If your study has been adversely affected by illness or other significant circumstances outside of your control, you can apply for special consideration. Significant circumstances may include but are not limited to:
- death or serious illness of a member of the student's immediate family or household or of a close friend;
- serious injury;
- being a victim of a crime;
- breakdown of relationship;
- sudden loss of income or employment; or
- serious disruption to domestic arrangements.
How do I apply for special consideration?
- The editable, online special consideration form is available here.
- You will most likely require documentation for special consideration (e.g. medical certificate) and more information is online here.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING?
Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than three university working days after the date the assessment was due.
HOW DO I GET HELP WITH MY APPLICATION?
- The University Policy on Special Consideration is online here.
- If you need advise on filling out the form, or unsure if you qualify for special consideration you should speak to the Law/Arts Faculty Office.
- Guild Student Assist also has information online about special consideration here, and are available to assist students with their applications.
How can a refusal to grant special consideration be reviewed?
- If you are unhappy with the outcome of your application for special consideration then you can lodge a formal request for a Review of an Academic Decision by submitting the RAD stage 1 form available here.
- If you need assistance with this process you can contact the Blackstone Education Vice-President or Guild Student Assist.