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Pregancy and Examination Timetable UNE
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:55 AM
Have just been accepted into BLaws at UNE. So first trimester starts in June. All good. I will be studying by distance education.
Anyhoot - just had a look at the exam time period and its from the 2/10 to the 15/10. I am due on the 10/10 and don't expect to go much earlier (went 2weeks late for DS and 1 day for DD).
So now I am thinking what should I do. Want to start whilst I am keen, but not sure if its such a good idea now.
Would you risk it - hoping that you don't go into labour during your exam?
I think I will ring and get advice and may discuss with the lecturer for their advice.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:13 PM
It wouldn't hurt to ring and ask if you would be able to get special consideration. They might change the date for you.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:17 PM
I have had four children and one thing that cannot be predicted is when they will enter this world. DS1 was 4 weeks early, DS2 9 days early, DS3 5 days late and DD was on her due date.
Murphy's law will be that it will happen at the worst time in regards to your exams. I would do it if there was a way of deferring the exams IF you did have the baby at that time. Get it all in writing though.
Good luck, with Uni and the baby.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:28 PM
I study through CSU. Am due October 5th. Exams are mid October. They offer a make up exam in February if you are unable to complete the exam at the original time for a legitimate reason. I imagine that UNE would be similer. Talk to your course co-ordinator and see what the exact deal is.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:34 PM
May I just suggest if you are on facebook to add Ed UNE as a friend. He will be able to point you in the right direction, I would imagine you will just have to put in for special examinations if you cannot sit the exam. Just use the ASK UNE function on the homepage to find an answer to your query.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:45 PM
Could you perhaps defer for Trimester 2 and start in Trimester 3?
I'd discuss this with UNE and see what they think and what flexibility there is with exams.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:24 PM
I'd go ahead with it as you can always apply for a special exam but it's usually six months later. You don't need to apply straight away- you never know your exams might be at the beginning of the exam period.
As spottyladybug suggested -add edune on facebook
Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:44 PM
are there any subjects that are purely assesments based with no final exam that you could do this trimester
Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:08 PM
Hey OP, I am enrolled at UNE and I am booked in for an elective c-section on 15/10/12. I should just make it through the exam period, but I did go earlier last time, so might make things interesting!
I'm still planning on doing subjects next trimester. I haven't checked with them yet, but I'm pretty certain that being in labour would be sufficient reason to get a deferment for an exam The exams are generally 2hrs 15mins, so it's only a relatively small window.
Personally I would still start next Trimester, rather than wait to Tri 3 when you have a newborn.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:50 AM
I had visions of sitting in my exam and my waters breaking lol I actually decided I would sit and complete the exam (if possible, though it wouldn't have been w #3 so fast!) because I would hate to do a deferred exam with a NB. Really would.
So if you can't do the exam earlier (which I'd be hoping for) then aim for subjects that are non-exam assessed, perhaps? or see if you can do an assignment in place of the exam or something.
Good luck. let us know how you went
Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:22 PM
Going into labour will certainly count as a legitimate excuse for missing an exam! I would ring and talk to the distance ed group however and talk about your options. Some courses may work better than others this semester.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:30 PM
They are very understanding for lesser reasons so I would not hold off as you have the entire leaning period and you may not even go into labour until after the exams.....
I think the law exams are pretty early on in the exam period as I am studying Psych through them and they are always early and last week there were many Law exams running at the same time!
Congrats and good luck!
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