The University is aware that the continued conflict and loss of life in the Middle East is impacting students and the broader University community. There are a range of University supports available to you if you are affected, so that you are supported physically, mentally and academically.

Special consideration

If the current events are impacting your ability to study and meet deadlines, you may consider applying for special consideration. Find out how to apply for special consideration.

Tips for applying:

  • When completing your special consideration form you should select ‘misadventure/unforeseen events’ as the reason you are applying.
  • If possible, submit your application within 3 working days of the original due date or exam date. The University understands that you might not be able to submit your application within this timeframe. If this is the case, you will be prompted during the form to provide a reason for why you were not able to submit within the timeframe.
  • For supporting documents, you will need to attach a student declaration stating your current situation and an estimated date you will be able to complete your assessment, if possible. This is a Word document that you can download, complete and submit with your application.
  • If you submit an application for special consideration and it is approved, but you then need some additional time, please submit a new application.
  • If you no longer require consideration for your assessment please submit a withdrawal request here. Please note that you will need to withdraw the request for special consideration either before the release of results for that assessment or the completion of a replacement assessment, whichever comes first.

Peer Support Advisors

Peer Support Advisors are students at the University who can assist with referring you to relevant information and University units and support services. Contact a Peer Support Advisor.

Wellbeing and counselling services

If you are experiencing wellbeing concerns and would like to talk to somebody, contact Usyd Wellbeing Team.

Student life, wellbeing and support

For more information about the services above and a range of other services, visit student life, wellbeing and support.

Get help from SUPRA

SUPRA can help with special consideration applications and student declarations. Contact us for help.