DUSA’s Student Advocacy and Support Service assists many students who have received an Academic Progress email from a Deakin Faculty Committee. If you have received an Exclusion Proposal, please contact us to arrange a free appointment.
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.
“When I initially sought out help for my issue, I was extremely anxious and worried. I was left feeling comforted and secure after the support I received from my Dusa Advocate, so all in all I am delighted with the service.”
I have received an Exclusion Proposal Letter. What should I do? If you have received an Exclusion Proposal Letter, we highly recommend contacting DUSA Advocacy to arrange an appointment. DUSA Advocates 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 want to apply for an Academic Progress Review, how can DUSA Advocates help me? DUSA Advocates can:
- Assist you to work out what information and supporting documents to include in your written submission.
- Review your draft written submission, you can access our Exclusion Proposal Written Submission Template here, 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.
I would like further support however I am not sure who to ask. What should I do?
- Deakin University also has a wide range of supports available regarding academic, health and wellbeing, and personal matters. You can visit our Support Services webpage for more detailed information.
- If you are not sure what support is best for you, we can provide you with additional information and referrals, please contact us for more information.
I have received an Outcome Letter regarding the Faculty Committees decision and I would like to appeal:
- You can lodge an appeal within 20 working days of having received notice of the Faculty Committee’s decision. We highly recommend contacting a DUSA Advocate for support with an appeal. An Advocate can help you understand the appeal grounds, and provide advice about submitting your application. Find out more on the DUSA Appeal of an Academic Progress Outcome webpage.
DUSA Advocates are very experienced in supporting students to respond to academic progress letters, and have helped many students submit successful review applications. Contact us for free support and advice - we are here to help!