In some circumstances students may feel that they have been treated unfairly as part of the learning and assessment process.
It is important for students to remember that there is no automatic right to complete a course, and if students have not met our outcomes, or the expectations of their institution, they may not progress.
However, all students have the right to appeal, particularly if they feel that the learning and assessment process has not been handled correctly. In these circumstances the university should have relevant procedures for the student to follow. Students should be informed about their options and rights.
We do not intervene or provide comment on individual student complaints about their learning and assessment, unless there is a concern that our standards and expectations have not been followed, or an immediate risk to public safety.
Relevant standards for this section:
Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education: R1.5-R1.7 (page 6)
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- Who are practice supervisors and how are they prepared?
- Who identifies who the practice supervisors are?
- What do practice supervisors do?
- Support for the practice supervisor role
- Who are practice assessors and how are they prepared?
- Who identifies the practice assessors
- What do practice assessors do?
- Support for the practice assessor role
- Who are academic assessors and how are they prepared?
- Who identifies the academic assessors
What do academic assessors do?
- What do academic assessors do?
- Collation and confirmation of academic learning
- Assessment for progression
- Upholding public protection
- Managing a student not meeting the progress expected
- Handing over to the next academic assessor (if relevant)
- Support for the academic assessor role
Learning environments and experiences
- Safe and effective learning
- Designing and reviewing a safe and effective learning environment and experience
- Types of learning experiences
- Support for those who deliver education
- Raising concerns
- The student at the centre of learning
- What to expect from your learning and assessment
- Raising concerns
- Complaints or appeals