Academic Reviews and Appeals

Boards of Examiners make academic judgements about their academic attainment and progression. There may be occasions when students might wish to dispute the decision of the Board of Examiners. Please note that you cannot request a review simply because you disagree with your mark or grade.

We encourage you to raise any concerns informally, for example, by speaking with your Personal Tutor, Module Coordinator, Programme Leader, or a member of the Student Services staff. If you are unable achieve an informal resolution of your concerns, you may then access the formal Review and Appeal procedure.

Requesting a Review

A Review Request must be submitted within 10 working days of your formally receiving the Board of Examiners decision (receiving your results).

The Review Request Proforma is available on request from an Academic Appeals Officer. You will need to complete the Review Request Pro Forma and forward the completed form, and any supporting evidence, to an Academic Appeals Officer in the Secretariat.

Requesting an Appeal

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the Review, you may appeal the Review decision by submitting an Appeal within 10 working days of receiving your Review Outcome letter.

The Appeal Proforma is available on request from an Academic Appeals Officer.

According to the University Regulations, a student may lodge an Appeal on the following grounds only:

  • There were extenuating circumstances adversely affecting the student’s performance which, for valid reason, the student did not make known to the Extenuating Circumstances Panel at the appropriate time, either in sufficient detail or at all. Normally, the only acceptable valid reasons will be that the student was unable or incapable of bringing the circumstances to the Panel’s attention. The student must provide documentary evidence to support their claims.
  • There was a procedural irregularity in any part of the assessment or other relevant process to which the claim relates, including the interpretation and application of the relevant regulations.
  • There is evidence of prejudice or of bias.
  • There was an error in the calculating or recording of the marks upon which the original decision was made.