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Policy and procedure

Academic Progress

A student's progress towards successful completion of the academic requirements of the Course in which they are enrolled.

If you have failed a piece of assessment or a unit, or you are struggling academically it is very important that you seek help. Your lecturer, unit chair, faculty course adviser and staff from the Division of Student Life can give you advice and support to help you reach your academic potential. It is important that you get help because if you continue to fail units you may be at risk of unsatisfactory academic progress.

Find out more at DeakinSync under studying or go directly to the academic progress website.

Academic transcript
A chronological record of a student's enrolment and official assessment results in units and courses.
Appeals

The University offers an appeals process against discipline and exclusion decisions. Faculty Student Offices can provide details on appeals processes related to Academic Progress and Discipline Committee outcomes. Students can also get help, independent advice and support from the advocacy service provided by DUSA.

DUSA employs experienced Advocates who can assist with any academic concerns, issues or questions including appeals. This service is free to all Deakin students, confidential and remains independent from the University. For assistance visit the DUSA office on campus.

T: 1300 555 528
E: dusa-advocacy@deakin.edu.au

Find out more at DeakinSync under Help & feedback or go directly to the appeals website
Discipline

Students may be disciplined because of academic misconduct (including plagiarism and cheating) and general misconduct, whereby it is deemed they have acted in a manner that is detrimental to the University. More information about student discipline can be found in The Guide.

Find out more at DeakinSync under Help & feedback or go directly to the Referencing website.
Equity and equal opportunity

The University provides programs to nurture the development of a University culture that values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion, so that students can reach your full potential and participate in all aspects of University life.

Find out more at DeakinSync under Enrolment, fees & money/visas or go directly to Equity and Diversity.
Research ethics and gene technology
Student contemplating research projects involving humans, live animals or genetic manipulation will need to get in touch with the Office of Research Integrity
University committees
Decisions affecting students are formulated, discussed and finalised at Deakin University Council and other University boards and committees. Student members play an important role on these groups. Serving on these groups can extend your networks and enhance your employment credentials. Find out how you can get involved by contacting the Governance Unit or the Pro Vice-Chancellor office in your Faculty.\n\nFind out more on the Governance Unit website.
University legislation, policy and procedures
Information on legislation, policy and procedures at Deakin can be found online in The Guide
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