Appealing a decision
How to appeal a decision
You can appeal a decision of a Head of School or an Academic Misconduct Committee.
Part 4.2 of Ordinance 9 Student Discipline [PDF 69KB] sets out the limited grounds of appeal.
These are summarised as:
- Personal bias or ill will on the part of the person or body making the decision
- Failure to comply with the principles of natural justice
- Evidence that you did not have at the time of the decision, and could not by reasonable diligence have obtained at that time, and that would probably have affected the decision
- Manifestly excessive or inappropriate penalty
For full descriptions of the appeal grounds see Part 4.2 of Ordinance 9.
How to write an appeal
Part 4.3 of Ordinance 9 - Student Discipline [PDF 69KB] sets out how to write the appeal notice.
You need to:
- Put your appeal in writing
- Say which of the grounds in Part 4.2 you wish to rely on and say why you believe your appeal grounds are made out.
- If you are relying on evidence you did not have at the time of the decision you should include it with the appeal notice.
- Include in your letter your full name, ID number and current address details and also preferably a contact phone number.
- Submit your appeal notice within 20 working days of receiving notification of the decision.
- Send your appeal notice to: The Director, Governance & Legal, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 42, HOBART, TAS 7001.
The Student Advocates are available to assist you in preparing your appeal notice. See Student Advocates for their contact details.
For further information about what happens next See What happens after submitting an appeal?
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