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We’re entering the last few weeks of teaching for Trimester 2, and about to enter the Assessment & Intensive period starting Monday 26th September, which means final assessments and exams are a hot topic for most!

Hopefully by now, you are finalising and reviewing study notes for exams, or getting into the thick of research, writing and editing. However, we understand that sometimes things come up that impact your ability to study, and we have a number of processes that might be of help to you if you’re finding yourself in this boat. 

Special Assessment Options:

Throughout the trimester, if you find that unforeseen circumstances impact your performance in your assessments, you can apply for the following options.

  • Special Consideration when Marking
    You may apply to have your situation taken into account when marking and assessment. This is worth up to a maximum of 3% additional marks added to the total mark for your unit. Please use the Special Consideration form to apply.
  • Deferred exams
    You may request to sit your exam again or to have it deferred to a later date. Please complete the Deferred Exam form for this option.
  • Special Extension of Time (SET)
    You may request an extension – up to a whole trimester and one year for Pracs and Intensive Schools. Please submit the Special Extension of Time form to apply.

Personal Support:

If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed or just not yourself and think it would help to speak with someone, we’d encourage you to book a phone appointment with the UNE Counselling Team.

The counselling team currently comprises professionally qualified and registered psychologists.  They’re here to provide you with the support you need to succeed in your studies at UNE. We know that study does not occur in a vacuum and that things can happen which impact on your ability to be as focused, motivated, satisfied or organised as you normally would be. If you’re unsure how to talk to those around you about your concerns, it can be helpful to run things past a counsellor. You might want to tackle personal concerns such as relationships (with friends, work colleagues, partners, family), manage stress, adjust to being at university, talk about home sickness, a sudden loss or crisis/trauma, low mood or depression, or whether to study or not.

To book an appointment phone (02) 6773 2897. (Monday–Friday: 9.00 am–4.00pm). This service is completely free & confidential. 

Need a hand still? Ask Us!

If you can’t find what you need or it’s all too confusing or overwhelming then please give us a ring on 02 6773 2000 and we’ll help you out. You can also catch us by email through AskUNE, or on Live Chat!