Advocacy

 

Advocacy

The Student Advocate is here to give you advice about your situation, explain what your options are, and also help you navigate the university system.

Check out our quick-guides to certain situations below, or get in touch with us for further advice about your circumstances.

If we cannot help with your situation, we can definitely put you in contact with someone who can.

Independent Advocacy Advice

As an employee of the UCSA, which is independent from the university, the Student Advocate is able to act on behalf of you, the student (something that UC staff are unable to do). The Student Advocate is able to assist you with a number of matters here at UC.

We can assist with:

  • Academic Appeals
  • Grievances, Complaints, Concerns
  • Special Consideration Applications or Late Withdrawals
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Disciplinary Issues

The Student Advocate can:

  • Provide confidential independent advice and support
  • Assist you with drafting applications and letters
  • Attend meetings with university staff with you

How to get help:

Make an Appointment:

Unfortunately we are not always available to accept drop-ins because of meetings or other work matters.

If you would like to book an appointment, please fill in the intake form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible with an appointment time.

Please note completing the form does not automatically book an appointment; please wait to hear back from us with an appointment time before completing the form again, or coming in to see us.

Request an appointment!

Call or Email:
UCSA Help Volunteers:

Contact us:

Ee-Li Hong
Advocacy & Welfare Manager
Nathan Simkiss
Student Advocate
Jessica Andronico
A&W Student Advisor | Dental Coordinator
Ella Pearce
A&W Student Advisor

The UCSA office is open Monday to Thursday 8:30am till 5:00pm, and Fridays 8:30am till 4:30pm.