If you are thinking of submitting an Academic Appeal, you may find this step-by-step guide useful. Click on the stages below for more information on what you need to do to submit your Appeal.
First, select the grounds on which you wish to make your appeal. Appeals may be made under one of the following four categories:
Exceptional Factors decision:
See the Exceptional Factors page for more information.
See the Material Irregularity page for more information.
Academic Misconduct decision:
See the Academic Misconduct page for more information.
Appeal against Withdrawal:
See the Appeals against Withdrawal page for more information.
Download an Academic Appeals form from our Forms page
If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition that you believe is relevant to your Appeal, please add details as relevant in box 2 of the form
The Student Union Advice Centre can provide helpful guidance and input on your appeal and what you might need to include. You can contact them using the following details:
They can provide helpful guidance and input on your appeal and what you might need to include:
Tel: 0161 247 6533
If you are happy that you have included all relevant information, please submit your completed form and any evidence to your Student Hub. You can do this either in person or by email, and you will be provided with a receipt.
For Appeals and Complaints forms only, these can also be submitted to the Student Case Management team at firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive an acknowledgement email from the Student Case Management Team that they have received your Appeal.
Please note - all Exceptional Factors claims must be submitted to a Student Hub, and cannot be submitted directly to the Student Case Management team.
There are two potential outcomes from the Student Case Management Team:
If no clear error is identified by the Student Case Management Team, a University Appeals Panel will consider your case.
Your appeal may be pended and you may be contacted for further evidence as part of this process.
Your appeal will either be upheld, part upheld or not upheld by the University Appeals Panel. You will receive an initial short summary email decision informing you within 7 days of the Panel’s decision.
You will receive a full draft outcome report within 28 days giving further details including the reasons explaining the Panel’s decision. This will be sent to you by email and post.
If you are not happy with this outcome, you may be able to request a Review. Reviews can be requested on the following three grounds:
Requests for Review should be submitted by email to Student Case Management within 14 days of the date of your draft outcome report. The email address to send these requests to is email@example.com
Your case will be considered by a Reviewing Officer. The Reviewer will be an academic Head of Department who has had no prior involvement in your case.
The outcome of the Review will normally be communicated to you within 28 days of the Student Case Management team receiving your request for a Review. You will also receive a Completion of Procedures notification with the outcome, which allows you to take your appeal to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator – the OIA – should you wish. This is the end of the University Appeals Procedure.
If you would like further information or have any questions about the information on these pages, you can contact the Student Case Management Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the team on 0161 247 1095