The document provides information about the process for students who want to appeal against a final decision made by an Examination Board, progress committee or equivalent group which affects the student’s academic status or progress in the University. For example, cases where a student is expelled or excluded from the University, or transferred to a programme for a lower qualification. It sets out the reasons why a student may appeal (‘grounds for appeals’) and the procedure that should be followed.
Undergraduates, Taught postgraduates
If you are considering making an appeal against a decision affecting your progress or status, you are advised to read this document and check that the reason for your appeal is covered by the list of ‘grounds for appeal’ in the document. You can seek advice from the Students’ Union Advice Centre; from your Faculty or School Office; or from the Information, Advice and Guidance Service. If you do decide to make a formal appeal, you should follow the details set out in the formal procedure section of the document.
Your expectations of us under this policy:
The University will consider appeals made by students according to the details and time limits contained in this document, and will inform students of the result.
Students should contact their School or Faculty Office for specific advice about submitting an appeal. Completed appeals forms should be returned to your Faculty Office.