Grievance and Dispute Resolution

MDIS is committed to providing prompt and efficient channels for students to provide their feedback and concerns/grievances.

Concerns/grievances relating to the students’ educational experience for both academic matters (e.g. appeals against results, expulsion, suspension, etc.) and non-academic matters are addressed and resolved in an objective, fair and reasonable manner. Where university or MDIS procedures exist for dealing with students’ discipline and academic matters, then these procedures will take precedence over the grievance and dispute resolution procedure.

For student discipline-related matters, MDIS will determine the disciplinary action over any misconduct by taking into consideration the seriousness of the alleged offence, the potential risk or harm involved and if the conduct is detrimental to the reputation, interest or welfare of MDIS and its students.

Students seeking resolution of their concerns/grievances should follow the steps outlined below. These steps have been put in place to facilitate resolution with minimum delay and inconvenience to the students.

Step 1:

If you have any concerns or grievances, you should discuss it with your respective Student Coordinators. The Student Coordinator will investigate and provide a resolution within five (5) working days. Significant effort will be placed in seeking a resolution at this level.

You can contact your Student Coordinator via email or phone. Alternatively, you can call via Tel: (65) 6278 8000 or email: sca@mdis.edu.sg.

Kindly provide your full name, Student ID, contact details, batch code and course title in all of your correspondences.

Step 2:

In the event that the assistance rendered is unsatisfactory, the student may raise the matter to the Head of School (HOS). The HOS will investigate the matter and provide a resolution within three (3) working days.

Contact details:

Head of School

Mr Ignatius Teo (Senior Manager, MDIS Business School, School of Media & Communications and School of Psychology)
DID:(65) 6796 7970
Fax:(65) 6796 7907
Email: ignatius_teobp@mdis.edu.sg

Mr Bernie Xu (Senior Manager, School of Fashion & Design)
DID: (65) 6796 7655
Fax: (65) 6473 9730
Email: bernie_xurc@mdis.edu.sg

Dr Tham Yieng Wei (Acting Assistant Director, School of Engineering, School of Safety & Environmental and School of Technology)
DID: (65) 6796 7850
Fax: (65) 6796 7047
Email: yiengwei_tham@mdis.edu.sg

Ms Samantha Jacob (Assistant Programme Manager, School of Health & Nursing)
DID: (65) 6796 7731
Fax: (65) 6797 7848
Email: samantha_jacob@mdis.edu.sg

Mr Sing Seng Hwa (Asistant Director, School of Languages & Education and MDIS College)
DID: (65) 6796 7704
Fax: (65) 6796 7900
Email: senghwa_sing@mdis.edu.sg

Dr Eugene Koh (Manager, School of Life Sciences)
DID: (65) 6796 7745
Fax: (65) 6796 7848
Email: eugene_kohtc@mdis.edu.sg

Mr Isaac Joshua (Assistant Director, School of Tourism & Hospitality)
DID: (65) 6796 7768
Fax: (65) 6473 9730
Email: joshua_isaac@mdis.edu.sg

Step 3:

Should the student find the resolution unsatisfactory, he/she may escalate the matter to the Manager of the Quality Assurance and Services Department. The matter will be investigated and a resolution will be provided within three (3) working days.

Contact details:

Mr Albert Lim (Manager, Quality Assurance and Services)
DID: (65) 6796 7815
Fax: (65) 6796 7666
Email: albert_limkc@mdis.edu.sg

Step 4:

If an amicable resolution cannot be reached, the student may also escalate the matter to the Dean of MDIS. The Dean will provide a resolution within three (3) working days.

Contact details:

Dr Tham Yieng Wei (Dean, MDIS)
DID: (65) 6796 7850
Fax: (65) 6473 9730
Email: yiengwei_tham@mdis.edu.sg

Step 5:

In the event that the student still finds the resolution by the Dean unsatisfactory, he/she may appeal to the MDIS Senior Director. The Senior Director will offer a final resolution within seven (7) working days from the date of the appeal to the Senior Director.

Contact details:

Ms Jesline Wong (Senior Director, MDIS)
DID: (65) 6796 7004
Fax: (65) 6796 7688
Email: jesline_wongmn@mdis.edu.sg

In the event that MDIS and the student are unable to resolve a dispute amicably, either party may refer the matter to the Singapore Mediation Centre or the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators through the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) One Call Centre at 6785 5785 or at https://portal.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/feedback