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When you receive your assessment results you may not always feel the decision is correct. You can submit an academic appeal and ask that the decision is looked at again.
The University is committed to having in place fair, effective and timely procedures for handling student academic appeals and ensuring that students may access these without concern that they may be treated less favourably as a result of an appeal.
You can't appeal 'academic judgement', which the University defines as “A decision about scholarship that only a suitably experienced academic can make”. This means that you cannot ask for a review of your mark or grade just because you think it is worth more than the lecturer has given.
You may appeal the decision of a Board where:
Instructions on making an appeal are published alongside your results on your results portal page. You'll also find details of where to submit your form and what the deadlines are for making an appeal.
Academic appeal procedure (Academic Handbook: Section 4M)
Stage 1: Academic appeal form
Stage 2: Appeal Review Form
The Student Hub is a great source of advice and can talk you through your results before you decide whether you need to submit a formal appeal. They're happy to help.
They can also provide you with copies of any forms or procedures you need, advise you on the grounds for an appeal and can book you an appointment with your school student achievement officer (SAO) should they feel that the issues you've raised require it.
The Student Union’s Student Advice Centre is located on the ground floor of the Students’ Union and is the place to access free, confidential and impartial advice from the Student Union’s Academic Case Worker. The Academic Case Worker will also offer you support in any meetings with the University.
Policy, Governance and Information oversees the query and appeals procedure and deals with University stage appeals. If you need advice on the procedure you can speak to the student conduct, complaints and appeals team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 023 8201 3808.
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Page last updated on Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 1.34pm.
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