Regulation XIX: Academic Appeals Procedure

The document provides information about the process for students who want to appeal against a final decision made by an Examination Board (or equivalent body) which affects their 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 describes the reasons why a student can appeal (the grounds for appeal), the procedure that should be followed, and the timescales involved.

Undergraduates, Taught postgraduates

Our expectations of you under this policy:

If you're considering submitting an appeal against a decision affecting your progress or status, you should read this document and check that the reason for your appeal is covered by the list of valid grounds for appeal. You can seek advice from the Students’ Union Advice Centre; from your Faculty or School; or from the University's Student Support team. If you do decide to submit an appeal, you should follow the procedure described in 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.


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Who to contact

You should contact your School in the first instance as it may be able to help you better understand the result or decision you want to appeal against. You can seek support from the University or, for independent support, from the Students’ Union Advice Service. If you decide to submit a new appeal, you should use the Stage One appeal form.