Appeal to University Appeals Committee

If you have had a previous appeal dismissed or another adverse decision made against you (for example, an unsuccessful Special Consideration application or Credit transfer application) you may be able to appeal to the University Appeals Committee.

Your appeal must be based on one, or both of the following grounds:

  • New evidence - New information not known to the student and/or the decision-maker at the date of the decision being appealed, (or which the decision maker was unable to take into consideration at the time of the original decision), which becomes apparent after the date of that decision; or
  • Irregularity of procedure - A procedural irregularity has occurred during the recommending and/or making of the decision appealed against.

When we can help

  • if you want to discuss your appeal
  • if you are not sure if you have a case
  • if you are confused or unsure about the process, or the timelines
  • if you think you are outside the timeline, but wish to seek advice

Making your appeal

Carefully read the information and download the Appeal Form available on the University Appeals Committee page
The form includes a space for an 'appeal statement' - this should detail how your situation fits the grounds of appeal that you have chosen and refer to any evidence that supports your appeal. 

If you need more room to explain the grounds for your appeal you can use this Appeal Statement letter template (pdf, 106kb) and write “please see attached letter” on the Appeal Form.

Your appeal needs to include

  • Completed appeal form
  • Statement explaining the grounds for your appeal (on the form or using the statement letter template above)
  • Copies of evidence supporting your appeal, e.g. emails, medical documentation
  • Copy of the university decision you are appealing against, e.g. an outcome letter issued by your School

After you submit your appeal

After you submit your appeal the University Appeals Committee will write to you to acknowledge that they have received your appeal and provide you with your appeal number. Generally you won't need to do anything further, and the Committee will get back in touch with you when they have an update to provide.
Please carefully read any communication from the University Appeals Committee in case your action is required to ensure your appeal can be progressed.

Further information and resources

Student Appeal Procedure

Appeals to the University Appeals Committee Procedure

Regulation 2.2 Appeals Committee (pdf, 21kb)