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Is the academic appeal process right for me?

The academic appeal process can only be used in relation to an academic result awarded by an examining board, and only once the official results have been published – see the publication dates.

If your circumstances relate to an academic result award you can find out more about submitting an appeal.

If your circumstances do not relate to the official publication of results, please refer to the below processes to determine the appropriate course of action.

Personal circumstances (formerly called extenuating circumstances)

The personal circumstances procedure is to be used during the assessment period if you feel that your studies have been negatively affected by circumstances beyond your control. A late application can be made if there is a valid reason for missing the deadline.

Complaints

The complaints process is available to anyone who wishes to submit a complaint in relation to an aspect or provision of the University. The complaint procedure should not be used to appeal against the decision of an examining board.

Appealing an admissions decision

If your appeal relates to a decision regarding an application to study at UWE Bristol, you are required to submit the application to the Head of Admissions as per our Admissions Policy.

International students – appealing a decision to withdraw sponsorship

If your appeal relates to a decision regarding the withdrawal of sponsorship to study at the University, you are required to submit the application to the Head of Complaints and Appeals.

Student Conduct/Professional Suitability Policy and Procedure appeals

If your appeal relates to a sanction imposed by the Student Conduct Policy, the Fitness to Study Policy or by the Professional Suitability Policy and Procedure, the appeal should be made in writing and sent directly to the Head of Complaints and Appeals.

Consent for third party representation

Find out about appointing someone to act on your behalf.

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