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Performance Impairment
Special consideration for missed or impaired course work and policy on the use of Maori for assessment is covered under Assessment Regulations in the University Calendar.

Internal assessment
If you miss a test, or laboratory class, because you are ill, have an accident, or someone close to you dies or is seriously ill, you can be given special compassionate consideration. You must let the lecturer or the coordinator for the paper know in writing as soon as possible, but no later than 3 days after the day the item of assessment is due, and hand in a medical certificate, or other relevant document to the Department office. You must notify Student Allowances (if relevant) if you are absent for more than two weeks, and provide a Medical Certificate.

Final examinations
If you are prevented from sitting a final examination due to circumstances beyond your control, or if you are seriously impaired in your examination performance due to illness, injury, personal bereavement or any other critical circumstance, you can apply for special consideration. Contact:
The Assessment Office
Ground floor, Student Information Centre - The Gateway
Gate 5
Hillcrest Road

for an Application for Special Consideration form and for advice on the special consideration procedure. You must consult either a registered medical or dental practitioner, midwife, registered psychologist or counsellor (depending on the circumstances) on the day of the examination or, if this is not possible, within 24 hours of the examination affected. You must hand in your application form within 72 hours after the examination.

Make sure your family and flatmates know who to contact in case you ever need to use this process. The full criteria and procedures are set out in the University Calendar. You should not contact the lecturers concerned; they can only refer you to the Assessment Office. Leaflets explaining the procedure are available in the Faculty Office and in the Assessment Office. All assessment related information and downloadable application forms can be found on the Assessment Office website.

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