The new and improved Special Consideration Policy replaces the Disruption to Studies Policy (DtS) from 4 December 2017.
The changes are to the name, from DtS to Special Consideration Policy, with the following to be communicated to students as the differences/improvements:
- The Disruptions to Studies Policy has a new name. It will be called the ‘Special Consideration Policy’ from 4 December 2017.
- It is a clearer Policy and Procedure that ensures students who experience chronic or prolonged adverse circumstances can get the right support. The Policy encourages these students to register with Campus Wellbeing to get access to disability support and adjustments.
- Greater clarity for students who become ill during an examination and instructions on what they need to do.
- An easier process for students who will be able to submit one form for all their units.
- Flexibility in the type of supporting documentation that students can provide listed in the new Supporting Evidence Schedule.
- Removal of Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty as an automatic remedy preventing any withdrawal occurring without the student’s consent. Students may be recommended to consider applying for Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty separately if their Special Consideration application is not successful.
- A new Outcomes Schedule listing assessments with possible outcomes, dependent on duration of the adverse circumstances the student experienced.