2. Swinburne student charter

2.1. Expectations of Swinburne

Students will be supported in their learning through:

  • Course content, facilities, resources, educational technologies and learning activities that are up-to-date and relevant
  • Teaching staff who are well prepared and use appropriate methods and technologies to maximise opportunities for learning and scholarship.
  • Academic support that gives feedback on progress, provides opportunities to improve academic performance and skills and helps students in difficulty
  • Access to the information needed for successful study
  • Opportunities for industry, research, community and international experiences
  • Access to other student support services for personal and other difficulties.
  • Timely, advance scheduling of teaching activities to allow students to plan their timetables for study and engagement in activities that support progression and complement their studies
  • Respect and courtesy to students
  • Opportunities to provide feedback on the student experience at Swinburne.

Table of roles and responsibilities (VC delegation)

Role/Decision/ActionResponsibility*Conditions and limitations
Provision by University of student services (including counselling, disability, equity, health, housing, development, faith) Vice-President (Students)
Establishment of student loan and grant schemes for students experiencing financial difficulty Vice-President (Students)

*(Staff holding, acting in or performing the responsible position or office)

2.2. Expectations of students

Students are expected to:

  • Attend formal learning activities punctually, and participate actively and positively in their own learning
  • Engage with their studies, including all self-directed learning tasks, and meet assessment requirements and administrative deadlines
  • Monitor their own progress and use feedback from staff to improve learning
    Be accountable for their own learning
  • Work responsibly and collaboratively to achieve study outcomes that require group activity, and avoid behaviour that interferes with the study experience of others
  • Be honest and respectful
  • Treat other students and staff with honesty, respect and courtesy in a safe manner, and refrain from harassing them or discriminating against them
  • Respect University property and facilities, including library, computing and laboratory resources, and recognise the right of others to use these facilities and services
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour while undertaking industry placements, projects or fieldwork, and respect the privacy of the client and any commercial information made available.