Advocacy & Appeals


Many students face academic issues or difficulties during their studies at Griffith. The Student Representative Council (SRC) operates an Advocacy Service and employs advocates to provide you with confidential advice and support.

The Advocates Role
The Advocates role is to provide a confidential service to help you with reviews, complaints, appeals and injustices relating to University decisions and procedures. These include:

  • Appealing grades and other assessment related decisions
  • Academic standing, probation and exclusion
  • Findings of misconduct (including plagiarism)
  • Enrolment and graduation decisions
  • Discrimination, harassment and bullying

 

An SRC Advocate can help an individual student by:

  • Meeting with students about concerns
  • Identifying and explaining relevant University policies and procedures
  • Providing information (including face-to-face and by email and telephone)
  • Reviewing and assisting to draft documents of appeal
  • Assisting students to prepare for meetings
  • Attending meetings with students

 

The SRC Advocacy Service aims to help all Griffith students by:

  • Identifying issues that impact on many students (areas for systemic change)
  • Advocating to the University for systemic change
  • Delivering activities and events that build students’ capacity for self-advocacy
  • Delivering activities and events that support and promote the diverse needs of Griffith students

Self-Advocacy
The SRC encourages students who feel they can, to advocate for themselves. The information available at the links below may assist students to be their own best advocate. If after reviewing this information you require advice or support with your matter please book an appointment using the button below.

Contact an SRC Advocate

To book an appointment (face-to-face or telephone) please click the Book an Appointment button below

 

 

Checklist for your Advocacy Appointment

For advocates to best assist you with your matter, you will need to bring copies of relevant items to your appointment. This may include:

  • A copy of your academic result history
  • Copies of emails from academic staff or student administration
  • Medical certificate/s and any other relevant documents

Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Assault
The SRC’s team of advocates can assist students who may have experienced discrimination, harassment, bullying and/or sexual assault in any context related to their study and experience at Griffith. Our role is to help you understand your rights and the options available to you. Students who have experienced discrimination, harassment, bullying and/or sexual assault are encouraged to book an appointment with an SRC Advocate, Student Services or a Griffith Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officer.

More information about Griffith’s discrimination, harassment and bullying policies and the support that students can access is available on the Griffith Safe Campuses website.