Academic appeals






All students have the right to submit an academic appeal against the outcomes of the various assessment boards, malpractice panels and fitness to practise panels.

However, you may only appeal on the grounds of:

  • Procedural irregularity in the assessment process
  • Bias or perception of bias
  • Exceptional mitigating circumstances, details of which were, for good reason, not previously available to the appropriate assessment board.

Disagreement with a decision made by an assessment board or panel does not of itself, form grounds for an appeal.

You can find more information in the student guide: Academic Appeals – An Overview for Students.  There is also a published booklet available.

Academic Appeals Guide front cover

Making an appeal and deadlines

You must make any appeal after the formal publication of results or receipt of panel decision letter.

Your appeal submission must include a completed Academic Appeal form as well as your independent supporting evidence. You must submit your completed form and evidence by the deadline stated in your results information or decision letter.

For further information and advice please contact:

  • Tel: 07738 260 549
  •  Student Cases team in Academic Registry, for any process queries

    Edge Hill Students’ Union Advice Centre, for independent advice and representation

    Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA)

    Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education logoWhen the University’s internal procedures are complete, if you are dissatisfied with the final outcome you can refer your matter to the OIA.  We will send you a Completion of Procedures letter which informs you of your right to ask the OIA to review your case. You can find further details about the OIA Scheme on the OIA website.

    Edge Hill is committed to providing accessible information. If you require any academic appeal information in a different format, please tell us your requirements and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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