Advocacy (ad’v?-k?-se)

1. giving aid to a cause or position; 2. support for people who are thought likely to be disregarded or to have difficulty in gaining attention, so that their opinion is listened to.

Usually, you will get along just fine with the University, but every now and then things may not go according to plan. There are quite a few rules that regulate your time as a student, and they can be insanely confusing. If you have a problem with the uni, or the uni has a problem with you, you may want to get advice. That’s where we come in.

We operate on an empowerment model, where we seek to empower and equip students to deal with their matter themselves via the provision of policy and strategic advice as well as general feedback.

We encourage you to use the various resources we offer online to see if these answer your queries in the first instance. The advice and templates online should help you make a meaningful start on whatever issue is going on that you need a bit of help with. We know they won't work for everyone, and things can get complicated. So if you're unsure if you're on the right track, need to clarify something that you can't find online, or are just plain stuck, reach out and let us know and we can point you in the right direction.

Graduate, undergraduate, domestic, and international students are welcome to use this free and confidential advocacy service.

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Your studies don’t always go according to plan. If you have a problem with the Uni, or the Uni has one with you, you may need some advice. That’s where UMSU Advocacy comes in. With resources and tailored advice to help you understand your rights (and wrongs) at the University, we can guide you through the rules and processes governing your time at Uni. Graduate, undergraduate, domestic and international students are welcome to use this free, confidential service.