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Assessments process

Assessment timetable

Most assessments will be completed online and have been designed to ensure both on-campus and remote students can appropriately demonstrate their learning. Some limited exceptions may require students to complete assessment on campus or in a clinical setting. Please refer to individual subject assessment plans published in subject outlines. Please contact the Lead Educator of the subject for further information.

Deferred assessments

  • Applications for deferring Mid-semester Timed Assessments scheduled in Week 6-8, or Final Timed Assessments scheduled in Week 13-14, must be lodged with the Student Business Centre before the assessment starts or within two (2) working days following the day of the scheduled assessment (Academic Regulations. Clause 51, (2))
  • For other interim assessments that are eligible to be deferred, you will be required to contact the relevant academic staff member from your Faculty to apply.

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Release of results

  • You will be able to view your results on eStudent from the Monday of Orientation Week.
  • Contact the relevant department if a sanction is preventing you from accessing your results.
  • Contact Cashiers for a fee sanction.
  • Contact the Library for a library sanction.
  • For all other sanctions contact the Student Business Centre.

Review of Grade

If you believe that the mark for your interim assessment or final grade for a subject does not accurately reflect your academic performance, following informal resolution with your lecturer or the subject coordinator, you have the right to apply to have your results reviewed and remarked by an independent Bond University academic.

A review of your mark will assess the merit of your academic work against the assessment rubric. The review may also examine whether there was any anomaly with the assessment methodology if this is presented as an argument.

A review of your mark will not consider the following:

  • disagreement with the assessment methods approved by the University for the subject;
  • disagreement with the standard required to receive particular grades in the subject; 
  • study overload which may have prevented you from earning a higher grade;
  • personal and/or medical problems (which are dealt with by deferred assessment requests or a retrospective withdrawal);
  • financial implications of not passing the subject;
  • the grade or mark not being indicative of your normal academic performance in other subjects or previous academic history;
  • the amount of time, work or effort you expended in completing the assessment;
  • a penalty imposed for academic misconduct (e.g., plagiarism) in accordance with University’s Discipline Regulations;
  • the need for additional marks to secure a pass grade;
  • change in mark or grade following correction due to an administrative error.

 

For rules pertaining to Review of Results students should review Academic Regulations (Clause 55) in Part 2 of the Student Handbook.

Review of Interim Assessment

Following this consultation, if you are still not satisfied, within 14 semester days of being advised of the original mark, you may request a Review of Interim Assessment. Contact the SASQ Team within the faculty in which you are enrolled to request a re-marking of your assessment.

Faculty / Academic Unit

Email

Bond Business School

[email protected]

Bond University College

[email protected]

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine  

[email protected]

Faculty of Law

[email protected]

Faculty of Society & Design

[email protected]

Core Curriculum

[email protected]

 

Review of Final Subject Assessment

The application to review a final subject assessment item must be lodged via eStudent online form after you meet with the original decision maker for the subject.

  • This application must be lodged no later than the first Wednesday of the semester following examination(s), or within fourteen (14) days of the official final result.
  • You must attach a written statement to support your application which includes the grounds on which you are appealing the academic decision or mark.

A Review of Grade may lead to no change or to a less favourable or more favourable outcome.

  • In the event of no change of result, except where the original result was a grade of fail, a charge of $50 per subject will be charged to your account.

The review may take several weeks depending on the availability of appropriate academic staff.

Appealing the outcome of a Review of Interim Assessment or Review of Grade

On receiving the outcome of a Review of Results, you may submit an appeal against the outcome to the Decisions Review Committee (Academic).

Prior to submission, you should note that the Committee’s responsibility is to consider whether there is evidence that University policies and regulations have not been adhered to or correct procedures have not been followed in the matter under appeal.

The Committee may also assess whether your grade or mark was decided without due regard to relevant facts, evidence or circumstances or important relevant information was not available for consideration when the original decision was made.

The Decisions Review Committee will not assess the academic merit of your academic work. Even if your appeal was successful, the Decisions Review Committee is not able to award extra marks for a particular assessment or final grade. However, if the Committee were to find that correct procedures or policies had not been adhered to, it may recommend to the Faculty of enrolment that they offer you a supplementary or resit assessment item that aligns with the same subject learning outcomes as the assessment item in question.

Students must refer to Clause 82(3) of the Academic Regulations before lodging an appeal with the Academic Secretariat to ensure they meet the conditions for submission.

As per Clause 82(3)(c) of the Academic Regulations, the grounds for which an appeal will be considered are as follows:

(i) there is evidence that University Policies or Regulations were not adhered to or correct procedures were not followed in the matter under appeal;

(ii) there is evidence that the matter was decided without due regard to facts, evidence, or circumstances;

(iii) important relevant information or evidence has materialised that was not available for consideration when the decision was made or reviewed;

(iv) the penalties (for example, fines or sanctions), where applicable, were unreasonably harsh.

 

For rules pertaining to Appeals Against Academic Decisions, students should review Academic Regulations (Clause 82) in Part 2 of the Student Handbook.