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Appeals Against Decisions of Assessment Boards

The Procedures for the submission of Appeals against decisions of Assessment Boards exist to protect students against the possibility of unfair assessment or from unforeseen circumstances. These procedures also provide an appeal mechanism for students whose student status has been terminated (e.g. discontinuation of studies) by the University. These procedures form Section 10.4 of the University’s Academic Regulations 2012/13, and the grounds under which students can appeal are very specific. Appeals may not be made in respect of academic judgement or in respect of rejected claims for mitigating circumstances where no further evidence is submitted.

IMPORTANT NOTE - if you believe you have a disability or long-term medical condition:

The Appeal Procedure is a retrospective process that solely considers unforeseen circumstances in respect of assessment deadlines that have passed. As such, this is not the correct Procedure to use if you have a disability or a long-term medical condition (unless it has suddenly deteriorated) and wish to be considered for future assessment adjustments and support.

If you have a disability/long-term medical condition requiring adjustments or you would like to discuss your eligibility for support, please contact the Disabilities and Dyslexia Service (DDS). Adjustments can be put in place throughout the year.

If you are already registered with the DDS but your circumstances have changed, please contact the DDS as soon as possible to ensure that the correct adjustments are in place for you.

For further information: https://intranet.londonmet.ac.uk/studentservices/dyslexia-disabilities

Email: dds.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk

Deadlines:

The deadline for submitting an appeal is 10 working days from the date of publication of the result(s) concerned; however, if you do wish to submit an appeal you are encouraged to do so as early as is practicable.

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Submitting your Appeal:

Students are advised to read the Procedures for the submission of Appeals against decisions of Assessment Boards and where appropriate, the mitigating circumstances criteria, very carefully prior to making an appeal. Applications, which do not meet the criteria as described, will not be considered. If you require additional advice or assistance please refer to the contact details below, or contact your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Office.

Your completed form and supporting evidence must be submitted in person to an Undergraduate/Postgraduate Office by the specified deadline, or by post to the Student Casework Office, to arrive by the specified deadline. Appeals received after the deadline cannot normally be considered.

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Grounds for Appeal:

Procedural Defect

That the University did not act in accordance with the relevant Regulations and/or Procedures in the provision and execution of the assessment process and that this, in turn, had a significant impact on the student.

Under this ground, a student may claim that their performance was impaired in assessment(s) taken prior to being issued a University Internal Needs Assessment Report (INAR) approving assessment related adjustments. Such appeals will normally only be considered for assessments undertaken in the same academic year in which the INAR was issued.

Procedural Defect Appeal Form

Mitigating Circumstances

That the student had been affected by mitigating circumstances which prevented  him or her from submitting an item of assessed work by the due deadline or attending an examination; or, impaired academic performance in an examination, to which the student was unable, for good reason, to draw proper attention via the University’s Mitigating Circumstances Procedures.

Coursework: Appeals in respect of impaired academic performance in coursework are not permitted, except in the case of students who have taken assessment prior to being issued a University Internal Needs Assessment Report (INAR) approving assessment related adjustments. Such appeals will normally only be considered for assessments undertaken in the same academic year in which the INAR was issued. In these cases students should submit a Procedural Defect Appeal.

Appeals made under this ground will be assessed against the criteria set down in the Procedures for submission of Mitigating Circumstances. For details of these criteria please Click Here.

Mitigating Circumstances Appeal Form

Termination of Student Status
  • That the University did not act in accordance with the relevant Regulations and/or Procedures in terminating the student’s status; and/or
  • The student has been affected by mitigating circumstances which had a significant long-term impact, but which for good reason, they had previously been unable to disclose via the appropriate University procedures.

‘Termination of Student Status’ is a decision to terminate a student’s enrolment at the University where they shall cease to be a student of the University.

Please note that Termination of Student Status Appeals will be considered by the Vice-Chancellor or nominee, as appropriate. The Vice-Chancellor’s decision shall be final.

Termination of Student Status Appeal Form

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Response times

Please note that appeals are, by their nature, often complex, requiring dialogue with various University offices to determine a full and accurate record and understanding of the events concerned. All appeals are considered on their individual merits and unfortunately this can sometimes mean that decisions take some time to reach.

The Student Casework Office endeavours to respond to appeal submissions no later than six weeks after submission. Where we are unable to resolve your appeal within this timeframe, we will email you to let you know and provide you with an estimated response time.

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Advice:

Advice and representation Students’ Union
City 020 7320 2233
North 020 7133 2769
Email advocacy.su@londonmet.ac.uk
Web www.londonmetsu.org.uk
Advice Information and Funding Service
City 020 7320 2370
North 020 7133 2094
Email conductadvice.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk
Counselling Service
City 020 7320 2370
North 020 7133 2094
Email counselling@londonmet.ac.uk

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Contact Us
Email casework@londonmet.ac.uk
 


 
 
  Page last updated : : 20 Jan 2014