Academic appeals

Please note, the appeals process should not be used if a student has a query regarding their marks. If this is the case, students must email, outlining what their query is and which module it relates to.

Students have a right of appeal against academic decisions and recommendations made by the Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committee (APAC), and Faculty Boards (or Deans of Faculty acting on their behalf) that affect their academic progress. The grounds under which an appeal is permitted, and the mechanisms by which that right may be exercised, are described in full in the University procedures relating to Student Academic Appeals.

Any student wishing to submit an appeal must read the procedures carefully to ensure that their appeal is valid, the correct supporting information is provided, and that it is submitted on the correct form. 

All Formal Appeals (at the first stage):

  • Must to submitted to Student Cases (who receive appeals on behalf of the College Pro Vice-Chancellor) by email to 
  • Must be submitted within 10 working days of receipt of an academic decision.
  • Must be submitted using the Formal Appeal Form available to download from Section 6 of the University procedures relating to Student Academic Appeals, with all supporting evidence attached.
  • Student Cases or the College will not undertake to seek or request any supporting evidence from, or on behalf of, the student.
  • Student Cases and the College will normally resolve a Formal Appeal (at the first stage) within 30 calendar days.

Note that a Formal Appeal submitted under the grounds of:

(a) Material circumstances

must be supported by evidence from an independent professional (e.g. a medical practitioner), and must provide compelling reason why these circumstances had not been presented earlier. Section 10.4 of the relevant University Procedures states that 'Late applications for mitigation should only be considered in exceptional circumstances, where there are compelling reasons why the application was not made at the time. Examples may include an unexpected traumatic event, an emerging health condition, the effect of which was not clear at the time of the examination/during completion of the assignment, or a health condition which prevents a student’s ability to understand or engage with the procedures.'