This is a brief outline of the University appeals process and you are advised to consult the Students Handbook of Regulations or contact the SU Advice Centre for more detailed information.
It is a review of a decision by a Course Assessment Board which relates to:
You can only appeal the published result of the CAB – not the provisional result.
Before submitting an appeal, it is a good idea to speak with your school support office, Course Leader or Registry to see if your concerns can be resolved informally.
Appeals against academic or professional judgement will not be considered. So, disappointment with your results if your marks were accurately recorded, assessment regulations were followed and there is no evidence of material irregularity in the way in which the assessment was carried out does not constitute grounds for appeal.
There are limited grounds on which you can appeal the decision of the Course Assessment Board and such a review will only be considered in the following circumstances:
Given the existence of procedures for complaint during the study period, retrospective complaints regarding dissatisfaction with tutoring, supervision or feedback will not normally be accepted as grounds for appeal.
When submitting your appeal, you should make sure that you address the following points:
Once your appeal has been received by the university, the documentation will be reviewed to establish whether you have grounds to appeal, if so your case will be considered further by either the Head of Registry or an Appeals Committee usually within 30 working days. You will have the right to attend any Appeals Committee hearing to present your case if you wish. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Appeals Committee hearing you can ask for a review of the Committee’s decision subject to satisfying certain criteria within the regulations.
If leave to appeal is not granted a full explanation will be provided in writing.
Stage 2 Appeal: If your case hasn’t been considered by the Appeals committee, you can submit a stage 2 appeal within 10 working days if you feel there has been a material irregularity at stage 1 or if there is further evidence that couldn’t have been demonstrated at stage 1. Registry will review the appeal and notify you within 20 working days of the outcome.
This decision will be Final.
If a late EC is accepted, the CAB will be notified and you will be told whether you have another opportunity to redo the assessment. If, however you have already undertaken the assessment and obtained an overall pass in the module, you will not have an opportunity to redo the assessment but the CAB will take the EC into account when deciding your degree classification.
*Classification of degree: Bear in mind that the Course Assessment Board can exercise academic judgement relating to poor performance due to a recognized EC in determining classifications but only up to a maximum of 1.5% and so even with a successful CAB appeal it might not change your degree classification. Other conditions must also be satisfied.
If a material irregularity is found to have occurred, the action will depend on the circumstances.
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.