In certain situations, you may be eligible to appeal an academic decision, such as a mark received for an module, termination of studies, or refusal to allow entry to Honours. The grounds for an appeal are limited however to the following reasons (please note that disagreeing with an academic judgment or a University policy cannot be appealed):

  • Extenuating personal circumstances materially affecting academic performance of which the University was not aware when the decision was taken and which could not reasonably have been disclosed by the student (an explanation for earlier non-disclosure is always required).
  • Improper conduct of an assessment or examination, or irregular application of academic regulations, that has materially impacted on the result awarded.
  • Irregular procedure that had a significant effect on the academic decision of a Board of Adjudication hearing an academic misconduct case. 

You can read the University appeals policy here. If you’re considering making an academic appeal, the Students' Association can give you independent and student-centred advice. Contact Iain, our Student Advocate (Education), on, on 01334 46 2700, or through Reception, to have a confidential chat about your options. If you are unsure whether you wish to submit an appeal or a complaint, then please get in touch. 

Check out our detailed FAQ on appeals here!