Academic Services

Appeal committees

The University has an Undergraduate Appeal Committee and a Postgraduate Appeal Committee.

The Undergraduate Appeal Committee considers any appeals submitted by undergraduate students, whilst the Postgraduate Appeal Committee considers any appeals submitted by postgraduate students. Both Committees comprises a broad range of academic staff from each of the University's three colleges.

Role of the appeal committees

The Appeal Committees have two primary functions:

  • To consider and decide whether individual appeals have established grounds for appeal according to the University's assessment regulations
  • To gather further evidence at appeal committee hearings and to decide, on the basis of that information, whether an appeal should be upheld or rejected.

Membership

Appeal Committee members are nominated by their Colleges and are experienced members of academic staff, usually with considerable relevant teaching experience.