Grounds for appeal

Your grounds for appeal must fall into one or more of the following categories:

a)  That there has been an administrative error or that some other material irregularity relevant to the assessments has occurred.

b)  That the assessment procedure and/or examinations were not conducted in accordance with the approved regulations.

c)  That the student’s performance was adversely affected by illness or other specific factors which they were unable for valid reasons to submit to the Board of Examiners before it reached its decision. (It will be very difficult to appeal under these grounds as all students are required to bring exceptional circumstances to the prior attention of the Board of Examiners, and accordingly, evidence would be required that there were very good reasons for failing to notify the Board of Examiners of any factors affecting their work e.g. a medical condition diagnosed after the meeting of the Board. It is the responsibility of the Schools to inform students of the specific arrangements and deadlines for the submission to the Board of Examiners of exceptional circumstances).

You should note that there is no right of appeal against the academic judgement of examiners. Disagreement with the academic judgement of a Board of Examiners in assessing the merits of an individual piece of work or in reaching a decision on a student’s progress or on the final level of an award, based on the marks, grades and other information relating to the student’s performance, cannot in itself constitute grounds for an appeal.