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 2021 onwards should use the 2020-21 Academic Appeals Regulations and associated documentation below:

Procedural Flowcharts

For students who are currently subject to 2019-2020 regulations the following will apply:

  • Academic Appeal Regulations and Procedure 2019 - 2020  English | Cymraeg


Previous years' regulations are available on request from the Student Casework Unit. Please email: [email protected]


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: [email protected]



Stage 2: Individual Academic Appeals

Stage 2: Group Academic Appeals

Stage 3: Request for Review

  • Request for Review of an Academic Appeal Form 2020 - 2021 English | Cymraeg
  • Guidance Notes for Request for Review of an Academic Appeal Form 2020 - 2021 English | Cymraeg


For Students subject to 2019-2020 regulations the following apply:

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


Stage 2: Research Degree Academic Appeals

Stage 3: Request for Review 

  • Request for Review of a Research Degree Academic Appeal Form English | Cymraeg 
  • Guidance Notes for Request for Review of a Research Degree Academic Appeal Form English | Cymraeg
  • Research Degree Stage 3 Appeal Flowchart English | Cymraeg

The following are key changes to the student casework regulations and procedure for the 2020/21 academic year. 

  • Changes to the wording regarding admissibility of appeals for the purpose of clarification (sections B3 3.6 and C3 3.8)
  •  Inclusion of information on advice and support for students (sections B1 and C1)
  • Inclusion of clarification on the standard and burden of proof (section A2 25)
  • Inclusion of a statement on referral to other procedures (section A2 24)
  • Inclusion of a statement on the use of covert recordings in appeal cases (section A2 2.6)

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