Student Appeals and Complaints
The links on the left hand side take you to the detailed procedures, forms and guidance for the following procedures:
- Making an Extenuating Circumstances (EC) claim relating to one or more assessments.
- Submitting a Student Appeal.
- Submitting a Student Complaint.
- Our expectations concerning Student Conduct and mechanisms for investigating misconduct.
If you are not sure which procedure you need to use check our information for students pages.
The University is committed to the improvement of the services we provide. Outcomes of academic appeals, complaints and disciplinary action are reported to the relevant departments as a matter of course. Lessons learned and good practice identified feed in to local or University level monitoring and review.
The Student Voice section of the Quality Manual also provides information on the varied ways that students can regularly provide feedback.
The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA)
The OIA offers an independent scheme for the review of student complaints and appeals. The OIA Scheme became fully operational in January 2005, and replaced the previous University Visitor system.
The University notifies students when it is satisfied that all internal procedures for an appeal, complaint or disciplinary matter have been completed. The OIA normally considers applications only after this point has been reached, and all applications must satisfy the OIA's eligibility criteria. A review by the OIA may take six months or more to complete.
Further information about the OIA and how to make an application is available from the OIA website.