Student Appeals Against Academic Decisions
Any student may query or appeal against an academic decision that affects him or her.
The University entrusts the making of academic decisions (e.g. assessment, examining, exlusion) to academic staff acting in accordance with proper procedures. A student dissatisfied with a decision is able to apply to have the decision reconsidered and in appropriate cases reviewed.
The Student Appeals against Academic Decisions Rule outlines how a student may query or appeal against an academic decision.
The Student Affairs Unit of the Registrar's Division has a website outlining the appeals process.
In plain English, a summary of the 3 step appeal process is:
- Informal, personal approach to the lecturer: Students should first raise the issue with the lecturer or teacher or course coordinator concerned for resolution.
- Formal appeal to the Faculty: If the student’s concerns cannot be resolved as in step 1, or because of an apparent failure to follow procedures, the student may then lodge a formal written at the Engineering Faculty Office.
- Formal appeal to the Student Appeals Body: Any student who was not satisfied with the Faculty's decision can appeal to the Student Appeals Body against the academic decision if he or she believed that due academic process had not been observed by the relevant Faculty in relation to the academic decision.