What is a Student Guild Advocate?

The Student Guild Advocacy officers are available Monday to Friday on all campuses to assist students who study on or off campus, domestic or international.

Students  can visit or connect with them if:

  • You don’t know who to contact about issue in your course
  • You want to appeal a grade for an exam or assignment
  • You’ve failed a course or thinking about dropping out of university
  • You feel discriminated against, harassed or if you’ve been treated unfairly
  • You aren’t sure who can help you with your problem

You can contact one of our Student Advocacy officers on 1800 076 301 or via email: studentguild.enquiries@usq.edu.au

The Advocacy Officers also put on great events both on and off campus to try and include as many students as possible. These events range from social sport to fun recreational activities.

If you would like more information about Student Guild events – like us on facebook!

If you’re studying via distance or overseas, please feel free to email or Skype our Officers and we’ll happily assist you in addressing any concerns.

The team can assist you with:-

  • Advice regarding academic requirements and student responsibilities
  • Protection of student rights
  • Advice on USQ procedures and policies relating to students
  • Referral of students to relevant faculties/departments
  • Referral of students to outside agencies/bodies
  • Investigation of student grievances
  • Monitoring of University policies
  • Representation and advocacy at disciplinary hearings or meetings
  • Advice and representation during the appeals process
  • Assistance with show cause letters, special consideration applications, and deferred examination requests
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Contact Us:

Phone: +61 1800 076 301
Email: studentguild.enquiries@usq.edu.au


Academic Misconduct

Such instances that could lead to Academic misconduct could be:-

  • Plagiarism, is presenting someone else’s work as if you had created and written it yourself.
  • Cheating, is obtaining unauthorised assistance in completing your assessments.
  • Collusion, is a specific type of cheating that occurs when two or more students fail to abide by directions from the examiner regarding the permitted level of collaboration between students on a piece of assessment.

For information about different types of academic misconduct, please refer to the one of your Advocacy officers by calling 1800 076 301 to make an appointment or to have a chat.

Further information about academic misconduct at USQ is available via the USQ Plagiarism explained webpage and the USQ Student Academic Misconduct Policy.


Avoiding academic misconduct

Familiarise yourself with the required referencing style for each of your courses. These differ between faculties and even between some subject areas in the same faculty. Ask your lecturer for a copy of a referencing guide.

The USQ Library has put together referencing guides for some of the referencing styles used at USQ. These can be viewed at USQ Library Reference Material. Referencing styles used by USQ include Harvard AGPS, MLA Style, Oxford, APA and Legal Citation.

Ask for help!!!

Students are encouraged to contact your Student Guild Advocacy officers who can provide more detailed information about your academic misconduct questions or issues.

Contact the Student Guild Advocacy team at studentguild.enquiries@usq.edu.au to ask for help.

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The advocacy application form consists of

1. Privacy Authority Statement: Please sign and return this with your application.

2. Student Information Form: This form is to be filled and signed by the student.

3. Chronology of Events: Please fill out this page with all the incident details in a chronological order.


You can download the form by clicking the link below. Please email us a completed form with all documents to studentguild.enquiries@usq.edu.au

If you have any queries, please send us an email on studentguild.enquiries@usq.edu.au and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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