Failed student wants SCU to refund his money

A FORMER Southern Cross University student claims units he undertook in global marketing were "educationally defective" and the "the marks and grades given to the students cannot be validated and are a nonsense".

The Australian reported that Christopher Miller, has taken his case to the NSW Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal with a hearing is set for August 2.

He told The Australian that SCU had breached 47 of its own rules and policies in the development and delivery of the unit.

Mr Miller's claims are based around the assessment, feedback and return of two assignments before failing his final exam at the end of 2011.

In a statement, a university spokeswoman said Mr Millers' case had been reviewed internally by the School and also by an external examiner as part of the Academic Board Appeals Committee process.

"The student's appeal was unsuccessful and the fail grade for the unit was upheld," the spokesperson said.

"The student was advised of his right of appeal to the NSW Ombudsman."

"The University strives to support all students to achieve the best possible results, but it also has a commitment to upholding high academic standards across all units and courses."



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