Academic Appeals

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. 

View our Academic Appeals – Frequently Asked Questions.

Students receiving their results from March 2020 onwards should use the 2019-20 Academic Appeals Regulations and associated documentation below:

For students who are currently subject to 2018-2019 regulations the following will apply:

Previous years' regulations are available on request from the Student Casework Unit. Please email: studentcasework@southwales.ac.uk


Stage 2: Individual Academic Appeals

Stage 2: Group Academic Appeals

Stage 3: Request for Review

  • Request for Review of an Academic Appeal Form 2019 - 2020 English | Cymraeg
  • Guidance Notes for Request for Review of an Academic Appeal Form 2019 - 2020 English | Cymraeg


For Students subject to 2018-2019 regulations the following apply:

(Please note that the appeal stages were different during this academic year)

Stage 1: Individual Academic Appeals

Stage 1: Group Academic Appeals

Stage 2: Request for Review

  • Request for Review of an Academic Appeal Form 2018 - 2019 English Cymraeg
  • Guidance Notes for Request for Review of an Academic Appeal Form 2018 - 2019 English Cymraeg

The following are key changes to the student casework regulations and procedure for the 2019/20 academic year. 

  • The creation of separate Regulations and Procedure, including the Procedure for appeals against the decision of  the Research Degrees Committee
  • The inclusion of references to apprentices
  • Referral to the guidance on unacceptable behaviour
  • Revision to the Regulations in relation to attendance at graduation where an appeal is outstanding, including clarification that the Chair of the Award and Progression Assessment Board will make the decision on attendance dependent on the individual circumstances of the case
  • Inclusion of a time limit for acceptance of appeals following publication of results
  • Increase from three to four members of Academic Board to sit on the Review Board

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