Find out how to apply for adverse circumstances as a current student.

Adverse circumstances

While studying at our University, you may need to apply for adverse circumstances if an illness or serious circumstance beyond your control prevents or affects your preparation or performance in an exam or assessment.

You can apply for adverse circumstances for either a major assessment or exam (20% or more of your final result) or a minor assessment or exam (less than 20% of your final result).

How to apply

  1. See the Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Procedure and Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Policy to check that your reasons for applying are in line with these policies.
  2. Complete the online adverse circumstance application in myUoN.
  3. Print the coversheet and attach to your supporting documentation (e.g. medical certificate, statutory declaration).
  4. Submit your application in person or via mail to any Student Hub.
  5. You'll be sent an email for you to check if your application is successful.

Unacceptable adverse circumstances

  • misreading the Course Outline or the exam timetable
  • usual work commitments
  • travel plans
  • unawareness of the assumed knowledge requirements for a course.

The following students need to apply for adverse circumstances through a separate application process:

Please apply via either of these forms: