Due to the continued impact of COVID-19 on our students, the decision has been made to extend the previously approved changes to Grades and Academic Consideration for the remainder of 2020 sessions.

In April 2020, the Crisis Management Team (CMT), and subsequently Academic Senate, approved emergency changes to the following Rules and Policies for Autumn; Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 2020.

  • Coursework Rules
  • Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Guidelines
  • Student Academic Consideration Policy

The result of these changes allowed students the option to opt for a satisfactory grade which would not impact their weighted average mark. It also allowed for an automatic removal of fail grades. Furthermore, changes were made to Academic Consideration by waiving documented evidence on application and extending compassion and compelling circumstances. Details of the changes can be found here.

The impacts of COVID-19 are likely to be felt for the remainder of 2020, with UOW continuing to deliver subjects remotely into Spring 2020. The continuation of these measures will help support our students and give them every chance of success during this challenging time.