appeals

Appeals

In certain situations, you may be eligible to appeal an academic decision, such as a mart received for an assessment, 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 that had a significant effect on academic performance, of which the University was not aware when the decision was taken, and which you could not have reasonably disclosed earlier.
  • Improper conduct of an assessment, or irregular application of regulations, that had a significant effect on the result.
  • Irregular procedure that had a significant effect on the academic decision of a Board of Adjudication hearing an academic misconduct case.

You can read our detailed guide to academic appeals 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 inc@st-andrews.ac.uk, on 01334 46 2700, or through Reception, to have a confidential chat about your options.