What is an Academic Appeal?
The Academic Appeals Procedure allows a student to appeal against a decision about a final grade or another outcome which has been formally agreed by an Examination Committee, if they can demonstrate one or more of the following grounds:
- there was an administrative error or procedural irregularity in the assessment process, which significantly impacted the assessment decision;
- the process of assessment was affected by bias;
- the student’s performance in the assessment was affected by relevant exceptional circumstances, which for valid reasons were not made known to the examination committee prior to their meeting.
To be eligible for consideration, academic appeals must be made within 2 months of the publication of the result or other Examination Committee decision that is being appealed about.
You cannot make an academic appeal for an assignment if the deadline is in the future. For this, you should use the Exceptional Circumstances process.
You are advised to read the Academic Appeals Procedure which explains the full process.