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Generally, you will be given the Faculty’s decision in the hearing and will receive an outcome letter within 5 working days of the date of your hearing.
If you are not satisfied with the decision:
You will be advised that you can appeal to the University Appeals Committee and that you have 7 working days from the date on the Faculty outcome letter to respond with a written submission including provided supporting documentation.
Making only a limited effort to present a good written case is likely to weaken your chance of success. Remember that more weight is given to claims you make if you are able to substantiate those claims with written independent evidence (supporting documentation). When you lodge your show cause application it is important to submit any written material and evidence that you wish the Committee to consider.
Students are sometimes reluctant to raise personal issues or provide related documentation that relates to adverse impact on their studies because they are embarrassed or concerned that staff will know about their personal business or that other people will find out this information. All documentation and information you provide is strictly confidential and it is important that you do not disadvantage yourself by not providing relevant information or documentation that supports your case to continue in your studies.