Academic Appeals Process

The academic appeals form must be completed within 10 working days of the date of the formal publication of results,  Assessment Board decision or Request for Additional Consideration (RAC) panel outcome.

Please read the guidelines attached before completing the form.

Process Summary

  1. The student submits a Formal Appeal Form to the Student Policy and Regulations Team detailing the grounds for appeal and including relevant supporting evidence within 10 working days of results publication
  2. Receipt of the appeal is acknowledged by the Student Policy and Regulations Team and student is advised of anticipated timescales for the investigation
  3. The appeal is investigated by the Academic Registrar or their nominee in consultation with the Chair of the Assessment Board, the PVC/Dean, the Programme Leader and other staff as appropriate, and by reference to the student’s results
  4. If the Academic Registrar or their nominee establishes that the appeal is not properly based on the permissible grounds for appeal, or that the outcome of the appeal would not alter the student’s results, they will recommend to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor that the appeal be dismissed.
    This will be notified to the student in writing with the reasons why
  5. If there are grounds, the Chair of the Assessment Board will consult with other members of the Board to agree what action, if any, should be taken to address matters without the need for a Formal Appeals Panel hearing.
    The student will be notified of the outcome in writing
  6. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome, they may request that the matter be referred to a formal Appeals Panel. This must be done within 10 working days of notification
  7. The Registrar, or their nominee, will convene an Appeals Panel in accordance with Section 5.1 of the Appeals Regulations.  The student will be expected to present their case to the Panel. The decision of the Appeal Panel is final
  8. The student is entitled to apply for the process to be reviewed by an independent external body, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator