Student Policies

The following teaching policies are common to all units offered through The School of Psychology. All School policies are subject to the relevant University of New England Policy.

Please note some policies are still being updated and may refer to the School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences (BCSS). School of Psychology students should still refer to BCSS policies unless stated otherwise.

Late Assessment Policy

Assignments received after the due date WITHOUT an extension of time having been approved will be penalised.

  1. Where an assignment is up to two weeks late, a penalty will be imposed of 2% per day or part thereof of the marks available for that assignment. The penalty will accrue on both weekdays and weekends including public holidays (ie. 14% per week).
  2. An assignment received more than two weeks late will receive no marks.

At the Unit Coordinator’s discretion, exceptional circumstances may be considered if they are supported by documentary evidence.

Students should be aware that late assignments submitted more than one week late may be returned with a significantly reduced level of, or no, feedback.

Please note that if an extension is obtained for the final assignment, it is unlikely that the work will be returned before the examination.

All coursework assignments must be submitted before the start of the examination period for trimester units unless the student has been granted a Special Extension of Time.

Please refer to The School of Psychology Late Assessment Policy in the Extensions and Late Penalties Policy (PDF, 186.77 KB)

Extensions Policy

Unit Co-ordinators may grant extensions on assessments.

Mandatory Intensive School Policy

In the case of a student failing to attend a Mandatory Intensive School, the School will withdraw the student without academic penalty. If the school is before the census date students will simply be withdrawn. If after the census date, students will be withdrawn without academic penalty (though they will still have a HECS liability).

Cyberethics at UNE: Guidelines for Students on Online Behaviour

It is important to the School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences that students feel safe in interactions relating to online learning. Students should be aware of the University Cyberethics Policy, which is a guide to good behaviour and staying safe in online communication.

If you feel that there has been a breach of these guidelines you should contact your Unit Coordinator, or to make a formal complaint refer to the Complaints Compliments and Feedback web page.

All students should refer to the links below to ensure that they fully understand their rights and responsibilities associated with online use.