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Q&As: Appeals

Have you received your results on Results Online? If you feel that you have in some way been disadvantaged during your studies and this is reflected in your results then you may have grounds for an Academic Appeal. Read on for more information on appealing your results.

Have you received your results on Results Online?

If you feel that you have in some way been disadvantaged during your studies and this is reflected in your results then you may have grounds for an Academic Appeal.

Read on for more information on appealing your results:

 

Q: What is an Academic Appeal?

A: If you are concerned about your results after your Module Board, Progression and Award Board (formerly known as Board of Examiners), Research Degrees Sub-Committee or Academic Misconduct Board have made their decision, or if you feel that your results have been affected by problems on the course or due to personal issues, then you may be able to request an Academic Appeal.

The University recognises that all students have the right to seek an Appeal Hearing to reconsider a decision of one of the decision-making boards listed above, but also stresses that Appeal Hearings may only proceed where the University has agreed that there are valid grounds for the appeal.

 

Q: What grounds can I appeal on?

A: If you feel that you have in some way been disadvantaged during your studies and this is reflected in your results then you may have grounds for an academic appeal. There are four appeal grounds, which are:

  • Computational Error

  • Material Procedural & Administrative Error

  • Programme Management Deficiencies

  • Previously Undisclosed Extenuating Circumstances

 

Q: But what if I don’t agree with the marks I’ve been given?

A: Academic judgement is the opinion about a piece of work that can only be given by an academic expert. You cannot submit an appeal that questions academic judgement. You need to consider whether you can establish any of the Appeal Grounds listed above.

 

Q: When can I appeal my Results?

A: You only have 15 working days to appeal after your results are first published on Results Online. You need to have very strong reasons for requesting a late appeal, so don’t delay!

 

Q: I’m not sure whether I want to submit an appeal. Who can I speak to for advice?

A: Your Students' Union Advice team is on hand to offer independent and confidential advice and representation.  The Students’ Union is a separate organisation from the University and can offer confidential, impartial advice and support to students who are thinking of appealing.

 

Q: Can anyone check my Appeal form before I send it in to the University?

A: Getting feedback on draft Appeal Request Forms from the SU Advice Service:

You can send us your draft for us to review by email to lbsu-advice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

We will try to get back to you with some feedback within 24hrs (except at weekends).

 

Q: I would like to seek some advice from the SU Advice Service, how do I contact you?                                                                           

A: If you would like any further information or advice on appealing (or anything else!) then please contact the Students’ Union Advice Service – It is what we’re here for!

 

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