Policies

The Resolutions of the Senate and the Academic Board, as well as the Statutes and Regulations of the University of Sydney can be found in the University of Sydney's Calendar.

Policy Online provides information and access to current University of Sydney policies, procedures and guidelines. Additionally, the Resolutions of the Faculty of Pharmacy can be found in the Faculty Handbook.

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct has been formulated to provide a clear statement of the University's expectations of students in respect of academic matters and personal behaviour. Study at the University presents opportunities for interacting with other members of the University community. The University recognises and values the diversity of student experiences and expectations, and is committed to treating students, both academically and personally, in a fair and transparent manner. All students, in return, are asked to comply with the requirements set down in this Code of Conduct.

Students are advised that it is a requirement of the BPharm/MPharm degrees that they participate appropriately, in all classroom and examination tasks, including role plays and group work involving all genders. The Faculty is unable to exempt students from these tasks for legal reasons.

Please review the Faculty Policy for Student Code of Conduct

Academic Honesty

View the University of Sydney’s policy on Academic honesty below. Additionally you will find academic honesty guidelines specific to each unit of study in each unit's Blackboard site.

Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism: Student Coursework - Policy

Attendance Policy

Attendance at laboratory classes, tutorials and clinical placements is compulsory for all students unless it is explicitly stated in the syllabus document that attendance is optional for that UoS, or a student has received an exemption from the UoS coordinator.

Attendance at all lecture sessions is strongly recommended for all students.
Students who are unable to attend a compulsory class due to illness or misadventure must apply for special consideration.

Notwithstanding the circumstances of absence or special consideration, students are expected to attend at least 85% of the compulsory sessions in any UoS (unless otherwise stated in the syllabus document). Failure to do so can result in failure of that UoS.

In cases where special consideration is accepted students may be required to attend an alternative class or placement, or undertake additional assessment tasks to fulfill the requirements of the UoS.

Tutors are expected to keep records of student attendance at compulsory sessions, and notify absences (especially when persistent or recurrent) to the relevant UoS coordinator in the first instance.

Assessment Submission

ALL written assessed work is to be submitted with an attached Compliance Statement. Work submitted without the compliance statement will NOT be marked.

All hard copies of assessments are to be submitted with an attached Compliance Statement via the Assessment/Assignment Box which is located in front of the reception area of the Faculty Administration Office. The box is cleared daily at 5pm.

All electronic copies of assessments that are submitted by email or Blackboard are to be submitted with an attached Compliance Statement, typing your name in the signature box indicates that you have read and understood the Compliance Statement.

Individual Compliance Sheet (PDF)
Group Compliance Sheet (PDF)

Final Year Assessment Rule

Additional assessment may be permitted where a student in his or her final year has failed a single compulsory assessment resulting in a grade of fail in only that unit of study preventing him or her from completing the degree in that year.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions to this rule please read the following document.

Final Year Rule FAQ (PDF)

Official University Communication

In order to ensure that the privacy and confidentiality of student information is maintained, electronic correspondence between staff and students should be restricted to the use of official university email accounts.

Where a student contacts a member of staff via a non-university email account, the staff member should respond to this email by requesting that the student re-send their communication from his or her official university email account. This policy extends to all email correspondence between a student and a staff member including those regarding special consideration.