Policies & Procedures

The following provides information on policies and procedures that are applicable across all of Nura Gili's undergraduate and postgraduate programs, streams and courses.

  • Contact details for Teaching Staff and their consultation hours are available on the Nura Gili People page. Consultation outside of the standard consultation hours is by appointment only with email being the preferred contact method.

All assignments are to be submitted online through Moodle and Turnitin. It is your responsibility to keep a copy of your assignment. If your assignment is misplaced or lost you will be expected to produce a copy of your assignment within a specified period. You will also be able to view feedback online on Moodle.

Nura Gili endeavours to improve the quality of teaching on all courses continuously. At the end of each semester, students are encouraged to complete the evaluation of the course/s they are enrolled in online through the MyExperience process. Nura Gili takes students' evaluation of courses and teaching seriously. Student feedback is an important element of the course renewal process. 

If you need enrolment advice relating to Nura Gili courses please contact the Academic delivering the course or Nura Gili's Academic Co-ordinator, Dr Diana Perche. For enrolment advice relating your program please contact the Arts & Social Science Faculty Student Centre, located on the ground floor of the Morven Brown Building and open between 9am and 4pm from Monday to Friday regarding such issues as the declaration of major and minors, applications for overload, enrolment clash approvals, advanced standing and Arts courses enrolment.

Grades will be awarded based on the sum of a student’s marks gained from all assessment. Students will be notified of their final grades via myUNSW. A guide to UNSW Grades including a comparison to European and US grading systems is available here. See also 'Review of marks and results and reassessment' below.

In order to be fair to students who have submitted their assignments on time, and to encourage effective time-management skills, penalties will be applied to late submission of assignments without prior approval. Please see Arts & Social Science protocols and guidelines.

Nura Gili takes these issues very seriously and the consequences of not adhering to UNSW policy in this area can be severe. As the UNSW Student Code sets out it is "A condition of enrolment that students inform themselves of the University’s rules and policies affecting them, and conduct themselves accordingly."

Plagiarism is using the words or ideas of others and presenting them as your own. It can take many forms, from deliberate cheating to accidentally copying from a source without acknowledgement. The University has adopted an educative approach to plagiarism and has developed a range of resources to support students.

To ensure that you maintain standing in your Program you must formally apply for Program leave through your Student Profile in myUNSW. For more information, see program leave and discontinuation.

Students who wish to query a mark must first contact either the marker (in the case of an assignment) or the course convener (in the case of a final mark and grade for the course, that is the course result) to discuss their performance within two weeks of notification of their marks. Prior to such a discussion students must put their concerns in writing in relation to the stated assessment criteria in the course outline and/or assessment task, indicating the exact areas in which their assessment of their work is different from their marker's assessment before it can be considered for reassessment.

If the student still feels that the marks received did not reflect their performance after consultation with the marker/course convener, they may apply for a formal review of their marks. Applications must be submitted through the Nucleus and there are fees for both checking a mark and re-assessment.

Sickness, misadventure, or other circumstance beyond your control may prevent you from completing a course requirement or may significantly affect your performance in assessable work. You can apply for consideration for the affected assessments.

To withdraw from a course after both the census date and the withdrawal without academic penalty date have passed, you need special permission. Applications to be made through your Student Profile in myUNSW. For more information, see special permission to withdraw from a course

There are a variety of support services on campus including the following: