Academic Appeals Process - Stage 2

Stage 2 - Informal Resolution of Your Appeal

Where there appear to be valid grounds for appeal, the Secretary and Chair of the Academic Appeals Committee will ascertain in discussion with the Chair of the Board of Examiners and any other appropriate persons, if the matter can be resolved informally and if so will take such action provided that it is in accordance with the current regulations. The Chair of the Board of Examiners may take Chair’s action, with the approval of the External Examiner(s), in changing the original decision of the Board or agree to put new evidence to the full Board, without the need to hold a meeting of the Academic Appeals Committee. In such cases, you will be informed by the Secretary of the Academic Appeals Committee. Stage 2 normally takes between two and eight weeks depending on whether or not the Board of Examiners needs to be reconvended and if External Examiners need to be consulted.

If it is not possible to resolve your appeal informally it will proceed to Stage 3.