A Basic Guide to Academic Appeals

Aims to make Academic Appeals easier to understand. Academic Appeals are a way of asking the University to review a recent decision taken by an Examination Board or equivalent body, which affect a student’s progress or status (e.g. where a student is expelled or excluded from the University, or transferred to a programme for a lower qualification.)

Undergraduates, Taught postgraduates

Our expectations of you under this policy:

If you are considering making an appeal or asking the University to review a decision, you are advised to read this leaflet and check that the reason for your appeal is covered by the list of ‘the four grounds for appeal’ in the document. If you do decide to appeal, you can seek advice from the Students’ Union Advice Centre; from your Faculty or School Office; or from the Information, Advice and Guidance Service.

Your expectations of us under this policy:

Your School will consider appeals made by students according to the details contained in this document, and will inform you of the result. 

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Who to contact

You should contact your School or Faculty Office for specific advice about submitting an appeal. Completed appeals forms should be returned to your Faculty Office.