Hi, my name is Rachael and I am the Student Advice Coordinator.
My mission is to provide free, confidential, non-judgemental and impartial advice and support to any and every student who requires it. My duty is to support you through any appeals, complaints and disciplinary hearings; both academic and non-academic.
I can be found in the Abertay SA room opposite the main lecture theatre (room 2515) every weekday from 9am until 5pm. You can also contact me via email or the live chat on the bottom right of your screen, and I'll get back to you as soon as I am able. I will do my utmost to help every student that comes to me for help and if I am unable to do so I will find someone who can.
An academic appeal allows you, in certain circumstances, to ask for a review of a decision relating to your academic progress or award. All taught and research students are entitled to submit an appeal if you have suitable grounds.
Those grounds are:
The University has a process in place for when it is alleged that students may have breached the University regulations and codes of conduct.
If you are facing disciplinary action, or wish to make an allegation about someone else, I can help you through the process.
If you are facing allegations that might lead to disciplinary action we strongly recommend that you contact us to give you support.
You can find more information on the university's regulations on the intranet.
If you have an issue with the University that you wish to complain about we can help with your case. Whether that is speaking with appropriate people to find a resolution, help draft a formal complaint or to accompany you for support in hearings.
A complaint may relate to:
More informaiton on the university's complaints precedures can be found on the intranet.
Any member, Students Association / University staff member or member of the public wishing to raise an issue can do so by approaching a Student Association staff member in person, email or telephone who will report to the designated complaints officer (appointed by the Chief Executive of the Student Association).
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has a duty is to protect the public by only permitting nurses who are safe to practise to do so. The University is responsible for ensuring that students are of good health and good character to practice and graduate. Students are bound by the NMC Code of Professional Standards.
The School of Health and Social Sciences must have a Fitness to Practice committee delegated by the NMC.
Should you be suspected of breaching any aspect of the Code, or if circumstances arise which bring your fitness to practice into question then this will be investigated and considered under the School’s Fitness to Practice procedures.
If you are a member of the Royal College of Nursing then they can offer advice and support.
If you need someone to turn to for information about academic issues or where to go for other specific advice and support, then I am the information point for you.