Academic Services

Academic appeals

An academic appeal is a request for a decision made by a Board of Examiners to be reconsidered in relation to:

  • marks
  • progression
  • degree classification
  • degree award

If you are considering lodging an appeal, it is important that you act promptly.

It is important to note that the appeal process cannot be used to challenge academic judgment i.e. a judgment made about a matter where only the opinion of an academic expert will suffice. A student cannot submit an appeal simply because they believe that they deserve a better mark

There are specific and fairly narrow grounds under which an academic appeal may be submitted. These are set out in the relevant university Academic Appeal Regulations.

In addition to the decisions of Boards of Examiners, the academic appeal procedures apply to appeals against decisions made under the Code of Student Conduct, and the Procedure for Withdrawal and Exclusion from Studies.