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I am an international student and have been disciplined by my university for my attendance record. I believe there has been miscommunication that has caused this. What can I do?

I am an international student and have been disciplined by my university for my attendance record. I believe there has been miscommunication that has caused this. What can I do?
Communication issues are so common for international students that every year our team of specialist education solicitors help hundreds of such students in a wide variety of different circumstances. Whether the issue is one of attendance, the submission of assignments or even plagiarism, it's important that you defend yourself if you've been treated unfairly.

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I don't believe I have been given adequate guidance by my university on what constitutes plagiarism and I've now been accused of it. What action can I take?

I don't believe I have been given adequate guidance by my university on what constitutes plagiarism and I've now been accused of it. What action can I take?
If you have been faced with allegations of plagiarism and you believe they are unfair or that you have not received adequate guidance about what constitutes plagiarism from your university or college, you can make an appeal to an Academic Misconduct Panel.

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National Offer Day for Primary Schools 2017 – Top 10 tips if you don’t get your first choice

National Offer Day for Primary Schools 2017 – Top 10 tips if you don’t get your first choice
If you don’t get the answer you want on National Offer Day, then take a look at our article to read our top 10 tips on what to do if you feel your child has been unfairly denied a place at your first choice school.

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Supreme Court backs local authority over term-time holidays

Supreme Court backs local authority over term-time holidays
The Supreme Court have chosen to back Isle of Wight Council after a father challenged a fine he was given for taking his daughter on holiday during term-time. This story hit the headlines when Jon Platt won previous legal battles against the fine, but now the Supreme Court has decided to rule against him

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My child's school refuses to exclude a violent pupil and as a parent I believe my child and others are at risk. What can I and other parents do?

My child's school refuses to exclude a violent pupil and as a parent I believe my child and others are at risk. What can I and other parents do?
The environment your child learns in is just one of a number of important factors which can affect your child's overall development. If you're concerned that a violent pupil could be putting your child at risk and you feel the school are not doing enough to remedy the situation, there are procedures in place for you to make a formal complaint.

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We have been accused of falsifying our child's primary school application to obtain admittance. This is not true. What action can we take?

We have been accused of falsifying our child's primary school application to obtain admittance. This is not true. What action can we take?
According to the most recent figures available, almost half of Local Authorities have reported concerns over fraudulent primary school applications. While there is certainly an issue with some parents giving false information in order to have their child accepted by the school of their choice, it is also the case that some parents are falsely accused.

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I have failed my placement year and now my university has withdrawn me from the course. I have mitigating circumstances that haven't been considered appropriately by the university.

I have failed my placement year and now my university has withdrawn me from the course. I have mitigating circumstances that haven't been considered appropriately by the university.
There are all sorts of mitigating circumstances that can prevent students making the progress they would like to make during their placement year. If you have been withdrawn from a placement year or university course, Match Solicitors can help you build up a detailed, compelling and convincing appeal to give you a strong chance of being reinstated.

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I have been withdrawn from my PhD course due to lack of progress cited by my university. I refute this. What action can I take?

I have been withdrawn from my PhD course due to lack of progress cited by my university. I refute this. What action can I take?
Many Ph.D. students believe that when they are the victims of poor or unfair treatment at the hands of their lecturers or supervisors, they have little option but to accept this treatment and no legal right to defend themselves. However, this is thankfully not the case.

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An EHCP has been implemented for my child but I don't believe that the school is adhering to it appropriately. What can I do?

An EHCP has been implemented for my child but I don't believe that the school is adhering to it appropriately. What can I do?
An EHCP is a legally binding agreement between the Local Authority and the child or young person with special educational needs. If you feel that your child's school is not doing enough to adhere to the recommendations contained in their EHCP, there are ways to improve this situation.

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I am a teacher and have received online threats from a pupil's parents. What can I do?

I am a teacher and have received online threats from a pupil's parents. What can I do?
Cyberbullying is increasingly becoming an issue for teachers. Cyberbullying is serious, no matter who is the bully and the victim. Teachers are entitled to the same amount of protection under the law as pupils.

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