Q. How will my appeal be considered?

How will my appeal be considered?


On receipt of your appeal, the Quality and Enhancement Office will carry out a preliminary check and may reject submissions which clearly do not meet the grounds for appeal or which have been submitted out of time and no good reason has been provided. 


Subject to the preliminary check, your appeal will be reviewed at Stage 1 of the Academic Appeals Procedure by your School.  Once this has been completed you will received a letter with the outcome.


If you are unhappy with the outcome reached at Stage 1, you have the opportunity to request a review of the outcome on the basis of certain criteria.  These are:

  1. that there was a procedural irregularity at Stage 1 of the Academic Appeals Procedure which has materially disadvantaged the student;

  2. the emergence of new and relevant evidence which, for good and reasonable cause, was not available during Stage 1;

  3. that evidence is available to show that the outcome reached at an earlier stage was manifestly unreasonable. In this context, unreasonable shall be taken to mean perverse, i.e. that the outcome was not a possible conclusion which a similar hearing or process of consideration might have reached.


Requests for review must be submitted within 14 days of receipt of your Stage 1 outcome.  A senior member of University staff will determine if you have established a case for further consideration of your appeal by an Appeals Review Panel.


Once the Panel has reached an outcome, you will receive a letter to confirm the decision.

  • Last Updated Oct 07, 2017
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  • Answered By David Hamilton (askUs)

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