NB: THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPEALS
If you feel that you have grounds for appeal against an academic decision, you should follow the procedures to make an Academic Appeal.
An Appeal may be made against termination of studies ("programme termination"), the result of an examination, the lack of opportunity for you to resit an assessment ("NRP" or "no resit permitted"), or of a degree classification.
Please note that the grounds for appeal are limited, and are stated in the University’s Academic Regulations, under Appeal Regulations. Make sure that you look at the right Regulations for your programme e.g. Undergraduate Regulations. For links to the specific Appeal Regulations for the relevant programme type click here. These should be read in conjunction with the Mitigating Circumstances Policy.
Students wishing to appeal should normally do so within ten days of receiving examination and assessment results, and must submit the Appeal in the form of a signed letter addressed to the Deputy University Secretary who will arrange for the appeal to be considered. Appeals should not be sent to the Registry, Programme Conveners, or other academic or administrative staff, as this may delay or even prevent the processing of the Appeal.
The Appeal process takes a few weeks to complete, so do not delay in sending your letter in. Appeals cannot normally be made or submitted by, or discussed with, anyone except the student concerned.
You can get help with preparing your Appeal submission from the Students’ Union, and we recommend that you contact them before submitting your letter. You should enclose any supporting evidence, such as medical certificates, or send it in later, as soon as you have it. Click here or the sub-menu on the left for a step-by-step summary of the Appeals Procedure.