Student Appeals

Any student enrolled on a programme leading to an award of the University of Wales is able to use the University’s Appeals Procedures.

Appeals can be considered on the following grounds:

-  Defects or irregularities in the conduct of the examinations or in written instructions or in advice relating thereto, where there is a prima facie case that such defects, irregularities or advice could have had an adverse effect on the candidate’s performance;

Exceptional personal circumstances where there is a prima facie case that such circumstances could have had an adverse effect on the candidate’s performance. (In appeals based on these grounds, the appellant must show good reason why such personal circumstances were not made known to the examining board before its meeting. Where a candidate could have reported exceptional circumstances to the examining board prior to its meeting, those circumstances cannot subsequently be cited as grounds for appeal).

Appeals which question the academic judgement of examiners shall not be admissible. Disagreement with the academic judgement of the appointed examining board in assessing the merits of an individual piece of work, or in reaching any assessment decision cannot in itself constitute grounds for an academic appeal.

Which Procedure applies?

The University has established five appeals procedures for candidates for University examinations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Collaborative Centres.

The Interim Verification and Appeals Procedure
This procedure is applicable to:

-  Candidates who have not yet completed their periods of study for initial degrees, foundation degrees, undergraduate University Diplomas and Certificates, taught Master’s degree, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate scheme of study.

The Verification and Appeals Procedure
This procedure is applicable to:

-  Candidates who have completed their periods of study for initial degrees, foundation degrees, undergraduate University Diplomas and Certificates, or who have been awarded an exit qualification of the University of Wales (institutions have full jurisdiction over appeals in respect of interim results, e.g. vis-à-vis individual modules, and progression. Candidates who wish to appeal against the decision of an interim result should refer to the University of Wales Interim Appeal Procedure;

-  Candidates who have completed either of the stages (examination and dissertation) of a taught Master’s degree, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate scheme of study.

Appeals Procedure (Unfair Practice Decisions)
This procedure is applicable to students who wish to appeal against the decision of a Committee of Enquiry convened to consider an allegation of unfair practice.

Appeals Procedure (Fitness to Practise Decisions)
This procedure is applicable to students who wish to appeal against the decision of a Committee on Fitness to Practise.

Appeals Procedure (Admissions Decisions)
This procedure is applicable to candidates who wish to appeal against a decision of the University’s admissions staff.

How to Submit an Appeal

If you wish to submit an appeal to the University, you must complete the relevant Appeals Form and send it to appealswales.ac.uk|. All appeals must be submitted in writing. To download an Appeals Form, please follow the links below:

Interim Verification and Appeals Procedure|

Verification and Appeals Procedure|

Appeals Procedure (Unfair Practice Decisions)|

Appeals Procedure (Fitness to Practise Decisions)|

Appeals Procedure (Admissions Decisions)|