If you have received an email proposing to exclude you from your course, we can help you understand this and support you to respond. Please contact us to book a free, confidential appointment with a professional and experienced Advocate.
DUSA’s Student Advocacy and Support Service assists many students who have received an Academic Progress email from a Deakin faculty committee. We understand that circumstances can impact on your ability to pass units. These circumstances may be related to health, wellbeing, finances, family, or academic issues. When you are unable to pass certain units, or to meet conditions that were previously placed on your enrolment, or you have exceeded the maximum timeframe to complete your course, your faculty may propose to exclude you from your course. You can access the Deakin Academic Progress Policy here.
If you have received a exclusion proposal, you don’t need to go through this alone. You can make an appointment with a DUSA Advocate who can:
- Assist you to understand the proposal letter and the process of responding.
- Support you to consider the possible courses of action available to you.
- Provide advice about services that are relevant to your personal individual circumstances so you can access support if you want to.
I have received an Outcome Letter regarding the Faculty Committees decision, am I able to appeal?
How can a DUSA Advocate help me?
- If you decide to apply for an Academic Progress Review, an Advocate can:
- Assist you to work out what information and supporting documents to include in your written submission.
- You can access our Exclusion Proposal Written Submission Template here.
- Review your draft written submission and provide you with suggestions about how to strengthen it.
- Assist you to prepare for your Review Meeting.
- Accompany you to the Review Meeting as your support person.
- Contact us today to arrange a free Advocacy appointment.