Academic Services


An appeal is a request for a decision to be reviewed in relation to:

  • marks
  • progression
  • degree classification
  • degree award
  • decisions of Student Discipline Officers or the Student Discipline Committee
  • decisions of Fitness to Practise Panels
  • exclusion decisions

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 or different outcome.

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