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 2019 onwards should use the 2018-19 Academic Appeals Regulations and associated documentation below:

For students who are currently subject to 2017-2018 regulations the following will apply:

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


Stage 1: Individual Academic Appeals

For students subject to 2017-2018 regulations the following apply:

  • Individual Academic Appeal Form 2017-2018    English | Cymraeg
  • Guidance Notes for Individual Academic Appeal Form 2017 - 2018 English | Cymraeg
  • Third Party Evidence Consent Form English          

- 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

For students subject to 2017-2018 regulations the following apply:

  • Request for Review of an Academic Appeal Form 2017-2018 English | Cymraeg
  • Guidance Notes for Request for Review of an Academic Appeal Form 2017-2018 English | Cymraeg

The following are key changes to the student casework regulations for the 2018/19 academic year. All regulations have been updated to include reference to the Dubai Campus where appropriate.

  • The removal of the requirement for students to provide evidence that they are fit to return to study/practice.
  • The removal of ground b) relating to unconsidered extenuating circumstances where students were required to demonstrate that they had unforeseen, exceptional personal circumstances, outside of their control, which had significantly affected their performance and which were not made known prior to the award and progression board through the Extenuating Circumstances Regulations. This is now included as part of the late Extenuating Circumstances procedure (see Extenuating Circumstances Regulations above).

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.