Counsellors, Appeals and Academic hearings
Counselling can assist in many ways when you are called to the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee Hearing (FAPDC).
- If you have been seeing a counsellor during semester for help with personal problems, then the counsellor is able to write you a letter of support. If you prefer, no details of the situation are disclosed in the letter. The counsellor will declare that they have seen you on a number of occasions and assess the impact the problem has had on you.
- If you have never seen a counsellor prior to the FAPDC, we don't usually write letters of support, rather we help you to think about your situation, understand the issues that have affected your study and performance and look at ways to overcome them. This is an important process for preparing for the FAPDC and is important for your personal recovery and success in its own right. So consider seeing a counsellor if you have issues that affect your study.
- We can help you prepare for the hearing by discussing strategies to manage anxiety, to express your case clearly and to demystify the process.
- We can also refer you to other appropriate support like the DUSA Advocates.
Taking it further
Make an appointment with a counsellor