Student Appeals are conducted in accordance with the Senate Appeals Regulations and Student Appeals Policy which can be found in Section 6 of the Quality Manual together with flowcharts giving a broad overview of the process and anticipated timescales.
Before you appeal it is recommended that you look at the Student information for Appeals which includes a series of FAQs and case studies to help you prepare your submission.
These procedures do not apply to students in the School of Law studying for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC). These programmes have their own appeals procedures in compliance with professional and regulatory body requirements. BPTC and LPC students should refer to their Programme Handbook for the correct procedures.
Different stages in the appeals process at City are managed and conducted by different people. Broadly speaking we can refer to Stage 1 (School/ Validated Institution) and Stage 2 (University-level). Stage 1 is for consideration of the appeal and Stage 2 is reserved for requests for review of the School/ Validated Institution appeal or cases where new information has come to light which could not have been submitted at the time of the original appeal.
Both stages include an initial scrutiny to enable a quicker process where appropriate. Referral to a panel hearing is normally reserved for cases which cannot be decided during the initial scrutiny.
How to appeal
You must appeal within 28 calendar days of the notification of your results (for taught students) or the decision regarding your registration status or examination results (for research students). Give yourself plenty of time to read and complete the form.
- Choose the form that applies to you below and follow the guidance given in the form. (A Word version of the form is also available under Section 6 of the Quality Manual).
Appeal form for taught students
Appeal form for research students
- If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your School/ Validated Institution-level appeal you can submit a request for University level review using the form below. (A Word version of the form is also available under Section 6 of the Quality Manual).
Request for review of appeal form
- If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your University level review you have the option to apply to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education.