RMIT has policies and processes detailing your rights and responsibilities in the following areas:
- Higher degrees by research policy and processes
Contains the rules applying to your HDR candidature.
- Student conduct and responsibilities
Covers unacceptable behaviours by students including discrimination, sexual harassment or bullying and informs you of your student responsibilities.
- RMIT Code of Conduct for staff
Covers discrimination, sexual harassment or bullying by staff.
- Appeals against candidature termination and examination outcomes
Find out about the avenues to appeal if your academic progress has resulted in a recommendation to terminate your candidature or if you have failed your research examination.
Contact RMIT University Student Union if you are still not sure about your student rights.
Complaints and concerns
If you have a question or concern about carrying out your research, you can speak to a Research Integrity Advisor (RIA). RIAs are experienced RMIT researchers who provide impartial advice about how to navigate the complex issues that can arise during your candidature.
An RIA should be your first port of call if you feel that something in relation to research doesn’t feel right.
The role of RIAs is to explain:
- the responsible conduct of research
- the policies, processes and other instruments that affect research, and
- how the University resolves concerns or complaints about research.
RIAs do provide advice, but cannot act on your behalf or attempt to actively resolve any concern or dispute. Find out more and contact your school's RIA.