Academic Appeals

You should complete and submit an Academic Appeal form with supporting evidence if you wish to appeal against an Assessment Board decision on grounds of procedural or other academic irregularities having adversely affected your result.

Examples of procedural or academic grounds for an Academic Appeal include a material administrative error, regulatory irregularity or other material irregularity e.g. that the assessment was not conducted in accordance with regulations for the programme (as set out in the programme handbook) or that the Assessment Board decision does not conform to the University Assessment Regulations.

From 2013/14 session Academic Appeals is no longer considered on personal or medical grounds.

If your performance during the trimester or assessment diet was adversely affected by personal or medical grounds then you must use the Mitigating Circumstances (MC) process by the trimester deadline.

If you were unable to submit a MC form by the deadline due to exceptional circumstances then you should submit a Retrospective Mitigating Circumstance form within 10 days of the date of your results (attaching evidence of this).

The deadline for submitting an Academic Appeal is 10 working days from the date on your results email/letter.

The Student Advisers can advise and assist you in deciding whether you have grounds for appeal by discussing your circumstances, and can offer practical help and support in completing the Academic Appeal form and gathering the relevant evidence required to support your case.

Your Student Adviser will provide on-going support throughout the whole process and will stay in touch with you afterwards to ensure that you receive any further help or advice you might need.

Contact a Student Adviser.

Download an electronic copy of the Academic Appeal form and guidance (PDF).



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