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Rights and Responsibilities

Appellant(s)

  • Rights
    1. To object to any one member of the proposed Committee within three (3) business days of the date of notification of the composition of the committee.
    2. To attend the hearing in the company of a nominated advocate, representative, friend or support person, and to present their case orally.
    3. To use the services of an interpreter.
    4. To call any witnesses they deem appropriate and to question any witness in accordance with procedures specified by the Convenor.
    5. To be provided with reasons for the Committee’s decision, in writing.
  • Responsibilities
    1. To appear at the hearing in person unless the Chair exempts them from personal attendance before or at the hearing. An appellant formally exempted from personal attendance may select any other person to represent them at the hearing, or opt for their written submission to represent them.
    2. To direct all appeal correspondence and procedure queries to the Secretary of the Student Grievance and Appeals Committee.
    3. Not to contact, directly or indirectly, the respondent before the hearing. Not to contact, directly or indirectly, any Committee member about any aspect of the appeal before or after the hearing.

    Failure to comply with these requirements may lead to disciplinary action against the appellant.

Respondent(s)

  • Rights
    1. To receive a copy of the appellant’s appeal submission.
    2. To prepare a response to the appellant’s appeal submission for consideration by the Committee.
    3. To attend the hearing in the company of a nominated advocate, representative, friend or support person or to be represented by a nominated University employee if that person is closely connected to the action or decision that is the subject of appeal and to present their case orally.
    4. To use the services of an interpreter.
    5. To call any witnesses they deem appropriate and to question any witness in accordance with procedures specified by the Convenor.
  • Responsibilities
    1. To direct all appeal correspondence and procedure queries to the Secretary of the Student Grievances and Appeals Committee.
    2. To provide any written response to the Secretary no later than five (5) days business before the scheduled date of the hearing.
    3. Not to contact, directly or indirectly, the appellant before the hearing. Not to contact, directly or indirectly, any Committee member about any aspect of the appeal before or after the hearing.

    Failure to comply with these requirements may lead to disciplinary action against the respondent.

Committee Members

  • Rights
    1. Not to participate in any hearing where they have a direct interest.
    2. To act fairly and without bias.
    3. To examine the substantial merits of the case, without regard to legal technicalities or forms.
    4. To base their decision on findings of fact that are in turn based on sound reasoning and relevant evidence.
    5. To abide by the University’s Privacy Policy and keep confidential all information provided during the grievance process.
Further Enquiries

Kate Borrett
Robert Simms
Student Affairs Officers
Wills Building
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Student Care

Adelaide University Union
Ground Floor, Lady Symon Building
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA
Telephone: +61 8 8313 5430
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