You should use this procedure to appeal the decision of an Assessment Board where you feel there has been a material procedural defect or irregularity which is relevant to the outcome of the academic decision. You can only submit an appeal once you have formally received your results. Appeals must be submitted within 10 working days of the formal publication of results.
Within this section you will find further information, the regulations and all the relevant forms you will need to complete should you wish to submit an appeal.
Students receiving their results from March 2021 onwards should use the 2021-22 Academic Appeals Regulations and associated documentation below:
For students who are currently subject to 2020-2021 regulations the following will apply:
Previous years' regulations are available on request from the Student Casework Unit. Please email: [email protected]
Stage 2: Individual Academic Appeals
Stage 2: Group Academic Appeals
Stage 3: Request for Review
Stage 2: Research Degree Academic Appeals
The following are key changes to the student casework regulations and procedure for the 2022/23 academic year.
Amendments to wording for the purpose of clarification (A1 1.1, 1.2 / A2 2.4, 2.8, 2.10, 2.12, 2.21 / B1 1.3 / B3 3.2, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.15, 3.16 / B4 4.5, 4.9, 4.13, 4.15 / B6 6.1 / C1 1.1, 1.3 / C3 3.6 / C4 4.5, 4.13 / C6 6.1)
Amendment of the membership of the Review Panel for consistency with other procedures (C4 4.11)
Addition to the action that may be taken if a request for review meets one or more of the grounds (B4 4.10)
Clarification that extenuating circumstances will not be considered as a ground for appeal (B3 3.6)
Amendment to the procedure on students’ requests for a legal support person or representative (B1 1.5 – 1.7 / C1 1.5-1.7)
Addition of Immigration and International Student Advice to the list of departments where students can access advice and support (B1 1.1)
Addition of a section on appeals from international students (section A4 4.1)
Addition of recommendation for students to discuss concerns regarding their results with their Module Leader or Course Leader in the first instance (A3 3.1)
Amendment of references from Fitness to Study Procedure to Support for Study Procedure as a result of proposed changes to this set of regulations and procedure (A2 2.24)
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have now replaced the Data Protection Act. An explanation of how the University will use your data can be found here and in the Communication Plan above. Please note that in accordance with GDPR Regulations any third party supporting evidence will only be accepted if it is accompanied by a completed Third Party Consent Form.