Case Note 4705 [1994] – A student sought special consideration because of an illness and was asked to complete a form

A tertiary student had been unable to prepare for exams because of illness during the usual preparation time. He sought special consideration from the academic staff marking his papers. The tertiary institution required the student to complete a form containing an authorisation for the department concerned to contact any health professional named by the student and to obtain information about the student from that professional. The student complained that the authorisation was too wide.

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