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I have received my Completion of Procedures letter and now wish to raise my complaint with the OIA. What do I do next?

I have received my Completion of Procedures letter and now wish to raise my complaint with the OIA. What do I do next?
In order to complain to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator, you must firstly follow the official complaints or appeal procedures of your university or college against which you wish to complain. Once you have gone through the internal procedures and have received a Completion of Procedures Letter, you are ready to take your complaint to the OIA.

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Another student has plagiarised my work. What action should I take?

Another student has plagiarised my work. What action should I take?
When a student is accused of plagiarism, it can cause extreme distress. However, the faster you act, the more chance you have of dealing with the issue and clearing your own name. The first thing you need to do if another student has plagiarised your work is to inform your tutor or a head tutor in your department at your university or college.

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My university is disciplining me because I haven't submitted my assignments on time. Is there anything I can do?

My university is disciplining me because I haven't submitted my assignments on time. Is there anything I can do?
Failing to hand in university assignments on time can lead to the student involved having to repeat a whole academic year or even in some cases being expelled from university. Most decisions that a university or college makes are open to appeal by the student involved. In the vast majority of cases, the student is required to begin the appeal by making a written submission of their case.

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Everything you need to know about 2017 UCAS applications

Everything you need to know about 2017 UCAS applications
Most undergraduate courses require that their applications are received by UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) no later than close of play on Sunday January 15th, 2017, although the deadline is extended to March 24th for certain arts and design courses. On receipt of your application, the five universities you have chosen will decide whether or not to make you an offer of a place on your chosen course.

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Southern Rail strikes have detrimental effect on both students and colleges

Southern Rail strikes have detrimental effect on both students and colleges
Amongst those affected by ASLEF (the train drivers' union) planned action on three days of this week, are students of further and higher education. During this period, Southern Rail has advised customers not to attempt to travel if they can avoid it. However, many students have complained that their inability to get to their college or university is causing a major disruption to their education.

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What evidence do I need to gather to make a strong Academic Appeal?

What evidence do I need to gather to make a strong Academic Appeal?
Every kind of Academic Appeal case is different. However, there are similarities between most different kinds of cases. The same kinds of evidence are generally required for the same kinds of case. The acceptability of your evidence depends on the grounds on which you are appealing.

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Match Solictors 5 Most Read Blogs of 2016

Match Solictors 5 Most Read Blogs of 2016
This year, we’ve represented clients across all areas of education law and have offered our expertise around the globe via our blogs. We take feedback over social media as to what we should write about and are pleased to announce our top 5 most-read blogs of 2016.

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I am an international student and feel that my public law rights are being compromised by my university. What action can I take?

I am an international student and feel that my public law rights are being compromised by my university. What action can I take?
As an international student at a UK university, you have exactly the same public law rights as any home student and your overseas status should make absolutely no difference to the way you are treated by your university.

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I am an overseas student and since Brexit I have experienced racism from other students. What can I do?

I am an overseas student and since Brexit I have experienced racism from other students. What can I do?
There has been a noted rise in the number of racist abuse and attacks, since the UK voted to leave the European Union in June of this year. Every university and higher education institution has a legal duty to respond to instances of racial discrimination, adearing to their own individual policies and procedures to deal with the issue.

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I believe that my child has been excluded from school in the heat of the moment without appropriate reflection from the headteacher. Is there anything I can do?

I believe that my child has been excluded from school in the heat of the moment without appropriate reflection from the headteacher. Is there anything I can do?
Government guidelines on excluding children from school in the UK clearly state that no child should be excluded in the heat of the moment, unless there is an immediate threat to someone's physical safety.

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