Before submitting an academic appeal, make sure you have all the information you need.
Before submitting your appealGuidance notes Alternative Microsoft Word form
Disclosing a disability is a personal decision and we understand that you may want to keep it confidential. Even if you have not already disclosed your disability, we encourage you to do so at the start of the appeal process. We can offer support and/or reasonable adjustments to help you participate fully in the appeal process and can reassure you of confidentiality throughout.
Grounds for academic appeal
Check if your appeal is based on one or more of the following grounds:
- Procedural irregularities in the assessment process
- Bias or perception of bias in the assessment process
- Exceptional mitigating circumstances not previously available
Your appeal must include the following information.
- The date of the scheme assessment board or panel meeting (copy this information from your results decision letter)
- The deadline for the appeal submission (copy this information from your results decision letter)
- A copy of your results or academic transcript
- A factual statement outlining the circumstances of your appeal
- Independent supporting evidence. This is essential if your appeal is based on your physical
or mental health. We cannot accept self-diagnosis
Are you submitting an appeal because you:
- disagree with a mark or grade, regardless of the reason?
- disagree with a degree classification awarded?
- want to challenge the academic judgement of examiners on an assessment outcome or on the level of award recommended or granted?
- believe your academic performance was adversely affected by factors such as ill-health, where there is no independent, medical or other evidence to substantiate this?
- disagree with the outcome of a properly considered exceptional mitigating circumstances (EMC) claim?
- want to complain about the delivery of teaching and/or methods of assessment?
- failed to present new circumstances to the original board or panel?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, please speak to your tutor for advice. These criteria are not acceptable grounds for an academic appeal.
If you have any questions about the appeal process, get in touch.
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