Help with making a results appeal

You should seek impartial advice and support from the Students’ Union Advice Centre (SUAC) if you wish to submit an appeal.

SECTION 9: Results Appeal



If you believe the marks or classification you received on a published results date should be reconsidered, you may submit an appeal.

This procedure may be right for you if you have evidence to confirm that:

  • There was a material irregularity in how your work was marked.
  • there was a material irregularity in how your classification was calculated.
  • there were circumstances that affected your submission and you could not have told us sooner by using our extenuating circumstances (EC) procedure.

This procedure may not be right for you if:

  • You wish to complain about the supervision you received during the academic year.
  • You wish to complain about your general learning experience (including the feedback you received).
  • You wish to question an informal mark given to you during the academic year. You should follow the procedure for requesting a re-mark which is at the beginning of the appealing a results procedure.

If your appeal would be more appropriately dealt with using a different University procedure, we will advise you which procedure to use and why. If you raise issues using a different procedure, we may choose to consider it as an appeal instead. If so we will explain this to you.


Appeal Procedure

There are two stages to the procedure:

  • Stage 1 – Initial appeal.
  • Stage 2 – Review of the Stage 1 outcome, if you are not satisfied with the decision.