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how to make an academic appeal

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how to make an academic appeal

  1. 1. how to make an academic appeal
  2. 2. What is an academic appeal? How to challenge an academic decision: You can appeal most academic decisions, including: n • Confirmed academic marks • Refusals of requests for time extensions • Withdrawal from a course • The first stage of appeal is called a Stage 1 appeal • If you have appealed a decision before, you may need to make a Stage 2 appeal. The Advice Service can advise you on how and when to make a stage 2 appeal
  3. 3. Before you start Is your appeal in time? • You should submit your appeal within 10 working days of receiving the decision you are appealing • If you cannot appeal within that time limit you can ask for a time extension if you have a good reason • If you are unsure about the time limit, check with an Advice Worker
  4. 4. Can I appeal? You can appeal if: Is your appeal in time? • one of the following reasons (or “grounds” ) applies: • you have reported extenuating circumstances (ECs) which have not been fully and properly considered; or • your performance was adversely affected by unreported ECs AND you have UEA approval to submit late; or • you have not received adequate or appropriate learning support; or Continued on next slide
  5. 5. Can I appeal? More grounds of appeal : • You have not received sufficient teaching, supervision or research training; or • Your result is not valid because correct procedure was not followed; or • Your result has been affected by prejudice and/or bias; or • Significant changes made to a course were not properly communicated and/or were not properly taken into account; or • Natural Justice dictates that the appeal be upheld
  6. 6. What do I do next? To prepare your appeal: Complete an appeal form explaining • What decision you are appealing • Why you are appealing it – show which appeal ground you are using (see previous slides) • All the relevant facts about your appeal • What outcome you are asking for • Check UEA guidance on how to complete the form • Gather your supporting evidence • For tips on writing a good statement & guidance on what evidence you will need see our handy guide
  7. 7. How do I submit my appeal? This is what you need to do: Is your appeal in time? • You can submit your appeal by email or in person to your LTS Hub. • Make sure you quote your name and campus card number • Make sure you keep a copy of your appeal statement, form and evidence • Keep a record of when and how you put in your appeal • You should receive an acknowledgement letter within 5 working days
  8. 8. Need help? How to get help: Is your appeal in time? • If you would like help writing your statement, completing the form, or advice about evidence, contact the Advice Service • How to contact us: • Come to Advice Service reception which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for information and to make appointments. • Drop-in sessions each week. Check the website for location details • Email: advicecentre@uea.ac.uk • Phone: 01603 593463

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