Swansea University

Academic Appeals


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General Information on Academic Appeals

Appeal Board and deadline dates

Academic appeals submitted by the deadlines below will be considered, where possible, in time for the next scheduled Academic Appeal Board:

Student typeDeadline for submission of appealDate of scheduled Academic Appeal Board to consider cases submitted by the deadline
MBBCh (Graduate Entry Medicine) Finalists Monday 3 July 2017 Friday 14 July 2017
Undergraduate Finalist and Postgraduate Taught          Tuesday 18 July    2017 Either Friday 28 July 2017 or Friday 11 August 2017
MBBCh (Graduate Entry Medicine) years 1-3 12 Noon Friday 4 August 2017 Friday 18 August 2017
Undergraduate non-final year and Postgraduate Taught Thursday 27 July 2017 Friday 11 August 2017















Please note: Students who are appealing in order to be allowed a supplementary attempt during the supplementary assessment period of 15-25 August 2017 should pay particular attention to these deadlines.  Appeals which are submitted after Thursday 27 July 2017 will not normally be processed and considered in time for the supplementary assessment period.  Such appeals will be processed and considered for the next scheduled Academic Appeal Board on Friday 8 September 2017.

In addition, please note students unsuccessful at appeal/who do not receive the outcome they had hoped for at appeal and who submit final review applications requesting supplementary attempts should be aware that this year (due to the short period of time between the Appeal Boards meeting and the commencement of the supplementary assessment period) final review applications will not be considered and processed in time for/during the supplementary assessment period.  It is therefore extremely important that students provide all relevant evidence and information when submitting an appeal.

Important information for MBBCh Graduate Entry Medicine students only.

Students studying on the MBBCh Graduate Entry Medicine programme will note that the deadline for submission of an appeal (for year 1-3 students) is 12 noon on Friday 4 August 2017 with the supplementary assesment period for students on that programme commencing on Monday 7 August 2017 and the Appeal Board scheduled for Friday 18 August 2017.

To ensure that any students who have submitted an appeal by the deadline of 12 noon on Friday 4 August 2017 requesting a supplementary attempt at an assessment/s do not miss the opportunity to take the supplementary assessment (in the event that their appeal is subsequently successful) it has been decided that students studying on this programme will be given the opportunity to take the supplementary assessment before the appeal is processed.  However, please note any student offered this opportunity takes the supplementary assessment at their own risk as in the event that the appeal is subsequently unsuccessful, the student's assessment/s will not be marked and no marks will be awarded to the student for the assessment/s.  


Academic Appeals Procedure

This procedure is not meant to be used to consider student complaints.  Students are directed to the University's Complaints Procedures.  Candidates wishing to request a check on individual marks are referred to the Accuracy of Published Marks Procedure.

These procedures are relevant to students wishing to appeal against a decision taken by an Examination Board.

If you feel that you are eligible, have grounds for appeal and are within time (Please see Sections 2 and 3 found in the left-hand menu for details) then you will need to complete the Request for Appeal form (Form AR1RD-1-BI)The form is available from Academic Services (MyUniHub) or from the 'Forms and Documents' section of Academic Services’  MyStudies site.

Completed request for appeal forms need to be submitted, with all relevant supporting evidence, by post to the Academic Appeals Section, Academic Services, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP or by e-mail to myunihub@swansea.ac.uk.

Should you have any questions on the procedure or regulations, please contact the MyUniHub team, who will be happy to answer any queries you might have.

Also, some  Frequently Asked Questions on academic appeals can be found here.

In addition, the Students Union Advice Centre is available to assist and advise students, in confidence, regarding Appeals and operates as a free service for students. You can contact the Advice Centre by telephone on: (01792) 295821or via email at: advice@swansea-union.co.uk.