Under certain defined circumstances final-year undergraduate students may appeal against the award of a particular degree class, or if they have not been awarded a qualification (with no further right of resit). You are required to complete a form if you wish to appeal. This form, which includes contact details for advice on appeal procedures, is available here in Word format. *This form is for final-year students only*. Appeals from final-year students against degree classification are administered by the Examinations Section of the Academic Office.
First-year and intermediate-year students:
First-year and intermediate-year undergraduate students have the right to appeal only against a decision that they be required to withdraw from their course of study, and then only if they are in possession of relevant evidence which was not available to the Board of Examiners when its decision was reached and can provide good reason for not having made the Board of Examiners aware of this evidence previously. An appeal will not be considered if both the Chair of the Board of Examiners and the Chair of the Appeals Committee consider that no such relevant evidence has been presented by the student. Please refer to the appropriate section of Regulation 8 for your degree in the University Calendar (University Regulations) for further information. You are required to complete a form if you wish to appeal. This form, which includes contact details for advice on appeal procedures, is available here. *This form is for first-year and intermediate-year students only*. Appeals by first- and intermediate-year students under Regulation 8 are administered by the Faculty Secretariat of the appropriate Faculty Board (please see the appeal form for further details and faculty contacts).
No other decisions of Boards of Examiners are open to appeal. Please note the appeal procedures may not be used to challenge the academic judgement of examiners, nor to dispute marks awarded in individual modules or pieces of work.
*All appeals must be lodged in writing within 10 days of the publication of the examination results*.
If it is decided that your performance merits the award of a lower qualification than the one for which you were registered or does not merit the award of a qualification at all, you have the right of appeal. Regulation 37 sets out the procedure to be followed for taught postgraduate courses, and Regulation 38 sets out the procedure for research postgraduate courses. Both these Regulations can be found on the University Calendar.
Students should note that there is no right of appeal against the requirement to resubmit work or resit examinations nor against the decision to award a Master's degree at pass level rather than with distinction or merit.
Further information on submitting a postgraduate appeal may be found on the Postgraduate Examinations page. Please consult the Graduate School for any further advice required.