Whilst it is not compulsory for you to attend this meeting, it is recommended that you attend your CSAC meeting in order to present your appeal to the CSAC panel.
Given the current uncertainty caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, you may be asked to attend your CSAC meeting virtually using the Microsoft Teams software (free to download for all QUB staff and students), rather than in person. The University will continue to adhere to guidance issued by the Public Health Agency and details of safety precautions in place for your CSAC meeting will be detailed within your invitation letter.
If you are invited to an 'in person' CSAC meeting but wish to attend virtually instead, it may be possible to arrange your attendance by Microsoft Teams, Skype or teleconference.
if you do not wish to attend the CSAC meeting and would like your appeal heard on the paperwork alone, you must inform the Appeals and Complaints Team by the deadline stated in your CSAC invitation.
If you confirm your attendance and then fail to attend your CSAC meeting without a good reason for your absence, the CSAC may consider your case in your absence on the basis of the paperwork alone. The CSAC will determine what it considers to be a good reason but work commitments or holiday arrangements will not normally be considered a sufficient reason to postpone a meeting.