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All students are required to agree they have read the Student Code Policy when they enrol or re-enrol at UNSW.
The Student Code outlines the behaviour that is expected of students, and also details key obligations of the University towards students.
The three principles of the Code are:
Your rights and responsibilities
The Student Code applies to all students at UNSW regarding all aspects of teaching, learning and research. The Code also applies to students while they are studying overseas on a UNSW arranged exchange, or when they are representing the University in sports or other activities.
Breaches of the Student Code are investigated under the Student Misconduct Procedures. There are a range of penalties under the Procedures, from warnings to expulsion from the University.
Part B of the Code outlines some of the University’s responsibilities towards students. Students have the right to lodge a complaint under the Student Complaint Procedure if the University is not fulfilling its obligations.
Students can apply for special consideration when illness or other circumstances beyond their control, interfere with their assessment performance.
The Special Consideration page includes important information regarding:
Submitting a fraudulent or falsified medical certificate to the University in support of a special consideration application may result in a breach of the UNSW Student Code. A range of penalties, including failure in the course, to suspension or exclusion, could be imposed.