What are the grounds on which I can appeal?
There are 4 different grounds on which you may be able to submit a 1st stage appeal: .
1. If the assessment board has given insufficient consideration to external circumstances.(This can only be your ground if you have correctly submitted Extenuating Circumstances but feel the assessment board has not taken them into account enough.)
2. If your academic performance has been negatively affected due to external circumstances which, for good reason, you were unable to make the assessment board aware of. As well as providing evidence that shows how your performance was affected you must show why you didn’t use the correct procedure before the assessment.
3. If you believe there has been an administrative error or irregularities in the examination process, such as miscalculation of marks.
4. If you felt that the assessment or examination was not conducted according to approved assessment regulations, such as insufficient time in an exam or notice of an assignment.
You cannot appeal against the judgement of the person marking your work or if you think your grade is too low.
I want to appeal, what should I do next?
If you want to appeal, you must submit a 1st stage appeal form to your CAS Hub within 14 days of the official release of marks. When completing the sheet, you should make sure that you:
1. Clearly state the result you are appealing and which module it is part of.
2. Clearly state which grounds of appeal you are using.
3. Provide a detailed explanation of the issues surrounding your appeal, noting how and why your academic performance was affected. For this you must include evidence such as medical reports, letters, emails, or any relevant sections of your course/module handbook.
4. If you are using ground 2 to appeal, then you must also explain clearly why you did not use the Extenuating Circumstances (ECs) procedure.
5. Explain what outcome you would like to happen. Please note the appeal board cannot just increase a mark.
What will happen after I submit an appeal?
You will normally be asked to attend an appeal hearing to discuss your appeal. We recommend that you seek advice from us before submitting an appeal and you’ll also be able to take a member of our Advice Centre team with you. The advisor will need to have full knowledge of your case and discuss this with you beforehand, so please give them plenty of notice of the date and time of your meeting.
You can contact us any time for support with the process by email at email@example.com or by calling us on 01772894880.
You should be told the result of your appeal at the meeting; however, it may be that further information is required, and another meeting would be arranged.
I’m not happy with the outcome of my appeal, what can I do?
If you are still not happy with the outcome, then you have the right to make an appeal within 14 days of your appeal hearing using the 2nd stage appeal form here. This should then be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the appeals process click here.