Appendix F Assessment Appeals Procedure Details of appeal considerations and, in the event of an appeal being unsuccessful, students' rights to further appeal, are contained in the Assessment Appeals Procedure. This procedure applies to undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes of study, in addition to the taught elements of MRes and Professional Doctorate programmes. For appeals relating to research degrees please see PGR CoP Appendix 10
Students who have not yet completed their programme
Under Section 1 of the Procedure, students who have not yet completed their programme of study, including students who still have an opportunity to re-sit or resubmit failed assessments, may appeal against a module mark (or an assessment mark in non-modular programmes) which has been determined by a Board of Examiners. This includes the award of a mark of zero awarded following a finding that major plagiarism, collusion or fabrication of data has occured. For campus-based programmes, marks are designated as 'provisional' following the Semester One examination period until confirmed by the Board of Examiners at the end of Semester Two.
For further information please read the details for submitting an appeal under Section 1 of the Procedure.
Students who have completed their programme
Under Section 2 of the Procedure, students who have completed their programme of study because they have been made an award by the Board of Examiners, or because they have no further progression opportunity, may appeal in the following circumstances against Board of Examiners decisions relating to:
- Non-award of a degree, diploma or certificate, whether that award was the final award for the programme concerned or an intermediate award for the stage of the programme the student had just completed.
- The classification or other mark of differentiation of a degree, diploma, or certificate which has been awarded.
- Award of a different award from that which the student was attempting to achieve at that point of the programme.
For further information please read the details for submitting an appeal under Section 2 of the Procedure.
Students who wish to appeal against the decision of the Board of Examiners to terminate their studies, or to deem them withdrawn, should refer to the 'Guide on the Progress of Students on Taught Programmes of Study' within CoPA appendix E