An Academic Appeal is an appeal made against the decision of a Board of Examiners or a subsequent request to review the outcome of a previous appeal.
You are unable to question the academic judgement of a lecturer or an examiner. This means that you cannot question a mark given for coursework only on the basis that you believe that your mark was too low, however you can appeal the mark if you believe that there has been an error in calculating the grade, a defect or irregularity in how you have been assessed or in any written instructions or advice relating to the assessments.
You can make an academic appeal if you have special circumstances that could have had a negative effect on your academic performance. However if the special circumstances were not reported to the Board of Examiners before its meeting, you will need to explain fully why the circumstances were not made known at the time to enable a decision as to whether they will be accepted late.
Academic Appeals must be submitted in writing using the form A below along with any evidence to support your appeal.
-You can submit an appeal once you have received the initial decision of the Board of Examiners. Please read the Appeal section of the Academic Appeal Procedure before completing this form. Ensure that you complete at least one of the sections whilst following the guidance within the form and if possible provide any supporting evidence for your appeal. Appeals must be submitted within 15 days of the date on which the student receives the decision of a Board of Examiners. To submit an appeal you will need to complete the Appeal Form (A). You will receive a response to your Appeal from the School using Form B. If you are not satisfied with the response, you can request a Review by a Pro Vice-Chancellor.
You can only submit a review request once the appeal stage has been completed. Ensure that you complete at least one of the sections whilst following the guidance within the form and if possible provide any supporting evidence for your request. Review requests must be submitted within 10 working days of the date on which the student receives the outcome of an appeal. You will need to complete the Review Form (C).
You will receive a response once your request has been considered.