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Our policy on academic freedom governs your rights and responsibilities relating to academic work you do while you are a student at Open Polytechnic. You will not be penalised if your views differ from your tutor or lecturer, as long as your work is supported by relevant and rigorous research. If you would like a copy of the Academic Freedom policy, contact us on 0508 650 200.
All Open Polytechnic students are governed by the Academic Statute. Section 13 sets out the rules of conduct for students. If these rules are breached, then disciplinary action could follow.
We have procedures for dealing with dishonest or improper practice by students, and guidelines to ensure protection of your rights.
Where dishonest or improper practice is suspected, it is referred to the Academic Registrar who follows the procedures outlined in the statute. The penalties which may be imposed are also outlined in this statute.
Breach of student conduct covers a range of wrongful or inappropriate behaviour including:
The Academic Statute also ensures you will be treated fairly if a complaint is made. For example, you will be able to respond to the complaint before any decision is reached, and if the Academic Registrar finds the complaint is substantiated, you will have a right of review and appeal.
The Academic Statute provides the academic statutory framework for Open Polytechnic. It sets out the regulatory requirements for staff and students in the institution. You can download the academic statute below.
>> Open Polytechnic Academic Statute 2014 (opens in a new window)
All programmes offered by Open Polytechnic are governed by the Academic Statute. The details of the structure of the programme and specific requirements for entry and completion are on the web page for each programme.
If you need more information please contact us.
For detailed information about the academic regulations relating to assessment, refer to the Academic Statute.