Student Advocacy

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Free advocacy service for all Deakin students

Many students face issues or difficulties during their University studies. DUSA employs qualified and experienced Advocates who offer confidential advice and support. Advocates will listen to your concerns and assist you with your academic and personal matters.

When accessing the service, your Advocate will work together with you to assess your situation and discuss possible courses of action. Advocates can assist with your response to the relevant faculty or section of the University, as well as review draft letters and accompany you to meetings or hearings.

If we are unable to work through your problems with you, we will help you find the service you need. Our student-oriented team is always available and willing to assist you.

HDR Students: Advocates can provide support and advice regarding a range of academic matters, including:

  • Progress Management Panel
  • Proposal to Exclude/Terminate from Candidature
  • Research Progress and Supervision Issues
  • General Misconduct
  • Academic Integrity Breach Allegations
  • Research Integrity Breach Allegations
  • Concerns and Complaints
  • Intermission

For Advocates to best assist you with academic matters, please attach relevant documents to your enquiry. Possible documents include:

  • A copy of your academic result history
  • Faculty or UAC letters including attachments
  • Copies of emails and correspondence with faculty members regarding the issue
  • Medical Certificate/s and any other relevant documents

If we are unable to work through your problems with you, we will help you find the service you need. Our student-oriented team is always available and willing to assist you.

Questions?

See if yours can be answered at our Frequenty Asked Questions page.

On the right-hand side of this page (or the bottom if you're on your phone) you'll find heaps of helpful resources, put together by our Advocates. These cover the most common issues that students face (such as academic cases and appeals, enrolment and fee issues) that can help inform and prepare you in dealing with your situation.

Get in Touch With Us

Contact our Advocates by filling out the form below, or call us on 1300 555 528.

 

Deakin also offer many free support services for students, so if our advocates can’t help you, they can refer you onto someone who can. The Division of Student Life (DSL) offers a range of free services including: counselling and chaplaincy, disability support, financial counselling and assistance and medical centres.

To find more information on these services visit the Deakin University website.

 

 

 

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