Learning is best achieved within an environment where there is mutual respect evident in all activities and interactions between lecturer and students.

Student rights and obligations with regards to matters of assessment are clearly stated in the Student Charter.


Students have the right to:

  • expect that the assessment requirements in their courses will be linked to the objectives for that course, and these objectives should be clearly laid down at the beginning of each course
  • know in advance the nature and extent of the assessment, the marking criteria for each assessment, and its relative contribution towards the final grade
  • know who assessed their work in order to facilitate questions or comments that they may have
  • receive adequate feedback on their work which relates to the assessment criteria mentioned above. For a detailed explanation of the feedback on assessment to which you are entitled, students should consult the policy on Provision of Feedback on assessment: PPL3.10.02b (section 4.4)
  • appeal a mark. There are certain steps you can take if you believe that you have a case for your result to be reviewed
  • be assessed free from harassment of any kind from other students or staff. The university has a discrimination and harassment policy, and students should direct any such concerns to the appropriate place. Information about this policy can be located at: PPL1.70.06


The University including the School expects students to:

  • attend classes. For all courses, the co-ordinator may stipulate minimum participation as a requirement for passing the course
  • advise their lecturer before the due date if they are unable to submit their assessment
  • submit assessments on the due date, and if not student will be penalised for late submissions without prior arrangement for extension with the submission of appropriate documentation. Students are expected to familiarise themselves with the relevant policies and procedures for late submission of assessment. Please refer to the ECP section 5.3 or myAdvisor for further details
  • familiarise themselves, and comply with the UQ Examinations Policy PPL3.10.11  and also requests for central Deferred Examinations / Supplementary Assessment
  • be familiar with the university’s policies on Student Integrity and Misconduct PPL3.60.04
  • prepare for and participate in learning activities. Competence in communication is seen as a key skill of the curriculum and is a core skill of practice
  • treat their student peers and any facilitators with the same courtesy they would expect in return. For example, students must advise if they withdraw from the group or course, change groups, change the focus of their part of the paper or learning activity, or make any decisions that might impact upon the group product or process
  • contribute fairly to the group work process. Capacity to work effectively within a group is a key skill required in practice in all disciplines within the School 
  • Behave courteously at all times to all School staff and student peers
  • All students and staff at the University are bound by the Student Charter PPL 3.60.01