Students may wish to appeal decisions if they believe the outcome is not in their favour and have the right to appeal decisions for the following:
Mitigation Panels - appeals are only considered on the grounds that the procedure for the mitigation panel were not followed or the decision of the panel can be proved to be eccentric or perverse.
- Academic appeals - relates to the outcome of an assessment or examination, or a student’s progress, and may be based on:
- a procedural irregularity in the assessment process;
- bias or perception of bias;
- mitigating circumstances where, for good reasons, the academic body was not made aware of a significant factor relating to the assessment of a student when it made its original decision.
- Academic Offence Panels - grounds for appeal against the Panel decision are:-
- that the Panel failed to follow procedures;
- that the Panel decision was unreasonable or the penalty was disproportionate;
- new material evidence is available that was not reasonable available at the time of the hearing.
If you are thinking of appealing a decision related to any of the above, we would advise you speak to a Higher Education Student Adviser as soon as possible.