Student Charter - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Student Charter

USC 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:
  • treat other members of the University community with courtesy, fairness and respect
  • respect the safety, wellbeing and property of others
  • refrain from behaviour which might reasonably be perceived as unsafe, intimidating, discriminating, harassing, bullying or disruptive to other members of the University community
  • respect the right of others to express opinions and deal with disagreement through rational debate and established processes
  • respect the privacy of staff and other students and maintain the confidentiality of personal information
  • respect University property and facilities, including appropriate use of information technology resources
  • make themselves aware of the rules, policies and procedures of the University.
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A high quality, engaging and relevant education

Students can expect:
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

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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 AccessAbility 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.

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