Assessment & study support

At times studying can be stressful for some students. Issues in life seem to be amplified, and what you would normally be able to cope with can suddenly feel overwhelming.

We offer study workshops, mentors and many other resources to help you manage your workload. Our professional counsellors can work with you to overcome anxiety.

Special consideration

You can apply for special consideration if you experience unexpected circumstances that have an adverse impact on:

  • performance in the assessable tasks
  • submission of assessment tasks
  • attending examinations (previously special exam application).

Special consideration applications can be used for any form of assessment, such as:

  • assignments
  • laboratory experiments
  • literature reports
  • portfolios
  • presentations
  • tests.

Apply for special consideration.

Contact a VU Counsellor

You can meet with a VU counsellor to discuss the matters that have disrupted your studies.

As well as assisting you to manage the situation, the counsellor may also support your application for special consideration, if appropriate.

Please complete as much of the special consideration form as you can and bring it to your scheduled appointment or meeting with a Counsellor.

Make an appointment to see a VU Counsellor.