Student Charter

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The University of the Sunshine Coast is committed to excellence in teaching, research and engagement in an environment that is inclusive, inspiring, safe and respectful.

The Student Charter sets out what students can expect from the University, and what in turn is expected of students, to achieve these outcomes.

A safe, inclusive, diverse and supportive learning environment

Students can expect:
The University expects students to:

A high quality, engaging and relevant education

Students can expect:
  • curricula that:
    • demonstrate sound design principles
    • have regional, national and global relevance
    • are informed by discipline, professional and employer needs and priorities and contribute to the development of important graduate skills and attributes
  • teaching which engages, fosters curiosity, facilitates learning and provides a range of experiences where knowledge can be tested and explored
  • assessment of academic performance that is fair,  based on explicit criteria and performance standards, and consistent with the principles of academic integrity and scholarly conduct
  • assessment that is logically related to tasks and learning objectives; and provides a variety of ways to demonstrate knowledge and skills
  • feedback that is timely and constructive and assists in a process of continual improvement
  • information about programs, courses, enrolments and other administrative procedures that is current and accurate and enables informed decision making
  • purposeful work integrated learning (WIL) that combines theory with practice to build discipline knowledge and advance career goals
  • the provision of appropriate research supervision and management for Higher Degrees by Research
  • reasonable access to the University’s resources and facilities, including:
    • library books and databases
    • computers, software and communication networks
    • laboratory facilities
    • study and meeting space
    • academic support services
The University expects students to:

An opportunity to contribute

As members of the University community, students can expect:
  • opportunities to contribute to University governance and decision making concerning student-related matters through representation on relevant committees and processes
  • opportunities to provide feedback on courses, programs and teaching
  • that the University values the work of the USC Student Guild and its role as an independent and democratically elected body that advocates for student needs, and promotes a vibrant and inclusive University community

Find out more

While this document provides an overview of the mutual expectations between the University and the student, it is important that students refer to the official University policies and procedures which provide full details of their rights, responsibilities and where to access advice or assistance.

A full list of policies and procedures is available at policies and procedures.

This document was created consultatively between the University and the student body.

This document is available in alternative formats (eg Braille, digital, audio and large print) on request to Disability Services, Student Services and Engagement.

The University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which the University operates.

Approved by the Vice-Chancellor and President, 2 December, 2015.

Download the Student Charter (PDF 250KB)

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