Grounds for appeal
Grounds for appeal for undergraduate students.
Any undergraduate student wishing to submit an appeal must have legitimate grounds for doing so, namely one or both of:
- substantial information directly relevant to the quality of performance in the examination which for good reason was not available to the examiners when their decision was taken;
- alleged irregular procedure or improper conduct of an examination. For this purpose “conduct of an examination” includes conduct of a meeting of the Board of Examiners.
The following important considerations should be noted:
- The appeal process cannot be used to challenge academic judgment. That is, a student cannot submit an appeal simply because they believe that they deserve a better mark.
- Ignorance of the requirements for the submission of special circumstances does not constitute grounds for appeal.
- An appeal cannot be lodged until the Board of Examiners has published its final decision.
This article was published on Jul 6, 2010