OSA support for Adverse Circumstances

Sometimes we get sick or an unforeseen event happens that is totally out of our control. If this happens to be on exam day or during your preparation of an assessment task, you can apply for Adverse Circumstances.

You can find out more information about the process and eligibility criteria in the Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Procedure and Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Policy or by clicking here.

How we can help

As the application for Adverse Circumstances is a straight forward online procedure, there is usually no need to engage a Student Advocate for assistance.

If your application is rejected, we can help you prepare an appeal. This can either be done online, via phone or face to face. To arrange this, please contact StudentAdvocates@newcastle.edu.au with as much notice as possible before the submission is due.