Students may need to apply for adverse circumstances if an illness or serious circumstance beyond their control prevents or affects their preparation or performance in an exam or assessment.
They can apply for adverse circumstances for either a major assessment or exam (20 per cent or more of their final result) or a minor assessment or exam (less than 20 per cent of their final result).
For more information see the Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Procedure and Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Policy.
You can direct students to the current students adverse circumstances section for more information.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.