Undergraduate Student Policies

Special Consideration

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences assesses student requests for consideration relating to completion of assessment in accordance with the regulations set out in Part 5 of the Academic Board’s policy on Assessment and Examination of Coursework and the Special Arrangements for Examination and Assessment policy. Students are expected to become familiar with the University’s policies and Faculty procedures relating to Special Consideration and Special Arrangements.

There are two types of consideration students can apply for as follows:
Special Consideration - for serious illness or misadventure
Special Arrangements – for essential community commitments

For further information please read the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' Special Consideration policy.

Appeals

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences stands behind its marking process. All care is taken to ensure that marking is consistent and fair and that markers adhere to the assessment criteria as advertised by the Faculty. Marking is regarded as an important part of the teaching and learning experience and markers provide constructive feedback to assist student progress.

For further information read the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' Appeals against results policy. You can also download the policy on Student Appeals and Re-marking of Written Work.

Plagiarism

The University of Sydney takes alleged cases of plagiarism (also referred to as Academic Honesty) very seriously. Every student has the responsibility to submit appropriately referenced assessments that are in line with the current policy.

For further information please read the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' Plagiarism policy.