Academic Appeals

Purpose

To allow students to apply for a reconsideration of a recommended grade for any module or degree classification or examination.

Grounds

Students must be able to show that either there has been a procedural error or that there is new evidence concerning mitigating circumstances that was not made available to the examiners and that it could not have been produced at an earlier stage.

Appeals will not be considered against the academic judgement of the examiners or in respect of the quality of teaching or supervision prior to the examination unless the student could not reasonably have been expected to have made this a subject of a complaint before the examination.

Representations may however be made where students do not accept departmental action taken against them where they have been found to have used unfair means in the assessment process.

Process

Students must apply in writing within 15 working days of the publication of the exam results using the Academic Appeals Form below (30 working days for a graduate research student).  The appeal will then be considered by the appropriate Faculty Officer.  If they find that there is a substantive case they will either determine that the appeal be upheld or refer the matter to an Academic Appeals Committee where it will be dealt with in accordance with the established procedures (involving a reopening of the issues originally dealt with by the examiners).

Contact

Student Engagement & Progress Team

Advice for Students

The Student Advice Centre can advise a student on their position.

Regulations

Click on the General Regulations as to Academic Appeals for the relevant academic year in the University Calendar

Procedures

Procedures for the Conduct of Appeals

Downloads

Academic Appeals Form (WORD 46KB)

Academic Appeals Form (PDF 87KB)

Academic Appeals - Late Submission Form (WORD 32KB)

Academic Appeals - Late Submission Form (PDF 52KB)