Appeals - what are they?

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What is an appeal for?

Academic or assessment board decisions: if you do not believe that your assessment was conducted correctly or fairly)

Academic offences regulations: If you are unhappy with the outcome of your hearing

Withdrawals: if the university wishes to withdraw you from the course

Mitigation: if your mitigation was unsuccessful.

When should I appeal?

  • You can make an appeal if the university has not followed correct procedure in raising a case against you.
  • You can also appeal if exceptional circumstances occured (such as hospitalisation, which meant you could not mitigate within the 10 working day deadline).
  • you can appeal against a university mitigation rejection if there is new evidence. The students’ union can support you with this.

When can I not appeal?

Unfortunately, reasons such as "I was too embarrassed to tell the university" or "I didn't want the university knowing my personal business" cannot be accepted.

How do I submit an appeal?

  • Ensure you fill in the Appeal form (Form A). This should just be one document, so ensure you have the latest version.
  • State the decision that you are appealing against and why you're making the appeal.
  • The decision must be made within 10 working days of the original decision.
  • You must have supporting evidence either at the time of appeal, or within seven calendar days.


When will I know if my appeal has been accepted?

You will receive at least five days notice for your appeal hearing.

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