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The Academic Appeals Procedure allows a student to appeal against a decision of an Examination Committee (eg a coursework or examination assessment, withdrawal from a course or placement, etc) if it is believed an error has occurred under one of the grounds stated in this set of regulations:
If you think a particular Examination Committee decision is incorrect, you are strongly advised to consult the Brookes Union Advice Service who can help you decide what your options are and help you put forward your case. It is also useful to speak to the assessment marker to find out why you achieved that mark and to get feedback for future assessments.
Sometimes you may not agree with the mark given and think you deserve more. However, this is not the same as there being a mistake with the decision of the Examination Committee. It is worth noting that before a grade can be published:
If you think that there was a flaw in the assessment process, you should submit an academic appeal via the Complaints and Appeals Form. This can then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should also refer to C3 Academic Appeals in the University Regulations.
The request must be received within two months of the publication of the results.
Complaints and Appeals Form »
The University does not "re-mark" work and you cannot request a review on the grounds that:
If you think your performance was affected by exceptional circumstances, you can request that the University take this into account through the Exceptional Circumstances Policy.
The Exceptional Circumstances Procedure and guidance on how to make an exceptional circumstances application can be found on the Exceptional Circumstances website.
Your guide to the Exceptional Circumstances Policy »
If you accept that your work was poor but believe that this was due to poor teaching or guidance by a member of University staff, you can submit a formal complaint.
The Student Complaints Procedure, the Complaints and Appeals Form and guidance on how to make a complaint can be found in the Student Complaints section of this website. Again, a successful complaint will not result in your marks being increased – in almost every case it will, at best, result in an opportunity to be reassessed. This may mean retaking the whole module again but you will not be charged for such a retake.
Student Complaints »
Oxford Brookes does not allow vexatious or frivolous complaints or appeals. This means submissions will not be accepted if they are deemed to be:
For advice about writing your complaint or appeal, please speak to Brookes Union Advice Service.
Examples of suitable submissions »