This is a general guide to making an appeal and so it is very important that you read it in conjunction with the Student Handbook of Regulations. Read the letter that the university have sent you, it will give you a link to the specific regulations for your case.
The University will only consider your appeal if you satisfy the grounds for appeal and this usually centers around:
You need to complete the appeal form, download the correct appeal form by following this link.
Read through the appeal form and answer each question in a logical and concise manner – remember that the person reading your appeal form doesn’t know you or your situation and so it is vital that you explain your situation in detail.
Write in chronological order so the reader can follow what has happened in date order.
Think about any supporting documentation you can get that can help your case. To prepare your case effectively, you need to back up what you are saying with evidence.
Evidence has to be specific to you and must confirm the impact that any illness etc has had on your ability to meet deadlines / attend university etc. So for example copies of appointment letters, prescriptions, death certificate etc are not enough – they do not explain the impact the illness had on your studies / attendance!
If you didn’t comply with a university procedure on time, for example, you didn’t apply for an EC at the time or you are appealing after the 10 day deadline – your evidence must go even further. You will need your GP to confirm that your Decision making abilities were impaired at the time and that you are only now well enough to comply with the university procedures.
The SU advice team are happy to read through your Appeal before you submit it as well as support you through the process. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01484 473446 to book an appointment.