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Appeal against a result

This is the appeals and clerical check process for taught students. For more details, you can download the Appeals Procedure for Taught Degrees.

There’s a separate appeals procedure for research students.  

You can also read more general information on our degree regulations.

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Making an appeal

To appeal the results of a taught programme, you must write to Ian Lamey, Examinations and Assessment Manager within 3 weeks of the results coming out.

For Late Summer re-assessment, see the deadline below.

We won’t consider any appeals made before the release of confirmed results.

If you appeal after the deadline, we’ll only consider it if you can give compelling proof of why you couldn’t appeal earlier.

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Grounds for an appeal

Appeals can only be made on the following grounds:

  • There’s an allegation of irregularity in the conduct of an examination or assessment, or of administrative error.
  • There’s new evidence of mitigating circumstances that may have adversely affected a candidate's performance.

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Necessary documents

To make an appeal, you need to show:

  • A covering letter explaining the reason(s) for the appeal, including relevant dates and details of affected assessments.
  • Evidence of mitigating circumstances (see the Code of Practice for Mitigating Circumstances). You must also be able to explain why the mitigating circumstances claim was not submitted by the published deadline.

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The appeal process

In the first instance, the Examinations and Assessments Manager will consider the appeal and consult appropriate staff members eg, the Chair of relevant Sub-board of Examiners and Programme Convenor. They’ll come to a decision as soon they can. 

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Deadlines for appeals (2014-2015)

Undergraduate finalists: 24 July 2015

Undergraduate non-finalists: 3 August 2015

Undergraduate non-finalists following late summer re-entry: 17 September 2015

Postgraduate students eligible for July award, in respect of taught courses, dissertation and/or overall award: 27 July 2015

Postgraduate students eligible for December award or studying on a part-time basis, for appeals:

  • in respect of taught courses: 24 August 2015
  • in respect of dissertation and/ or overall award: 4 January 2016

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Clerical checks

If you want to see confirmation that a mark has been correctly entered and calculated, please ask your Faculty Office for a clerical check, clearly stating which course and assessment element (ie, essay, exam etc) you’re referring to.

If you’re questioning deductions made to a coursework mark or want confirmation that your mitigating circumstances evidence was considered, again, ask your Faculty Office, and please be clear which course and assignment you're referring to.

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