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Academic Advice

The Students’ Union provides impartial advice to any students who need support with Uni policy/regulation. We’re not a University department, and that means our advice is completely independent. If you don’t know the exact process that relates to your circumstances, just answer these quick questions and we’ll direct you to the right place. If You…

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity refers to the Universities policy on suspected academic misconduct. There are two stages to the Academic Integrity process within the University: the Preliminary Interview/Discussion and the Panel stage. Normally only the most severe or complex cases will go to the second stage. The process is slightly different for exam misconduct. How can the Students’ Union…

Academic Appeals

What is an academic appeal?​ You can make an academic appeal to change a decision made by the University, such as the decision to terminate your course or the outcome of an exam or assessment.  Other decisions that can be appealed include: penalties for academic misconduct, decisions about your progression and a rejection of a request for…

University Disciplinaries

If you have broken one of the Universities codes of conducts, policies or regulations, then you may find yourself on a University disciplinary. For minor offenses, you may find that you have to pay a fine or are given a penalty from your warden or another ‘authorised’ member of the University community. However, If you have…

Support to Study

What does ‘Support to Study’ mean? The University may call a Support to Study meeting or panel they think that your health may be having an impact on your studies, meaning that you are not reaching your full potential on your course. When the University have concerns that your health, usually either your physical or…

Fitness to Practise

What does ‘Fit to Practise’ mean? Fitness to Practice procedures only apply to students who are studying programmes that lead to a related profession e.g. students in Health and Social Care, Psychology or the Vet School. The University has its own disciplinary procedures but when a student is studying on a professional related course they…

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The Support Zone

Supporting all students at Surrey Hi everyone, my name is Leri Francis and I am your VP Support for 2020/21. My role is to lead the support zone which is made of 5 part time officiers (PTOs) and 3 full time union employees. Each of our PTOs have their own projects they want to fullfill. The…

Our People

The Students’ Union is operated by three groups of people: the elected Officer team, full-time staff, and the Board of Trustees. In practice, your elected Officers are responsible for the overall direction and activities of the Union during their year in post. The full-time staff team help support these Officers in what they set out…

Planning your Presentation Content

Now that we’ve thought about timing, let’s consider the content of your talk. For some people, notes can be helpful, and in some cases (such as academic conferences) speakers may read their talk more-or-less word-for-word. In many cases, though, the most natural talks come from planning and practicing with short prompts rather than reading long…

Course Rep Toolkit

Here you’ll find resources and information that will help you in your role as a Course Rep, including top tips, employability guidance, and the Rep Handbook.  FAQs A student has approached me with feedback about our course, how do I proceed? If the issue immediately needs fixing, like a problem with resourses or timetable clashes, speak directly to…