Grounds for appeal
Your academic appeal must be submitted within 15 university working days of the published date of results. You can only submit an academic appeal for one or more of the following reasons:
- You believe that there were demonstrable errors in the assessment process that are likely to have affected the outcome of that process; or
- You believe that there have been errors in the marking or in the decisions made by the assessment board.
Submit an academic appeal
If you have grounds, and wish to submit an academic appeal, click the link below to open the form in a new tab, or right click and save to download the form as a PDF file. We recommend that you have your documentary evidence and supporting statement ready, and that you make sure you have read and familiarised yourself with the guidance below before submitting. When completing your form, please make sure you state the module titles and codes for the modules you would like to appeal, as there are likely to be delays if this is not provided. You will need to state clearly where you feel a problem has occurred, and any evidence to support this, if you have it. We recommend that you keep a copy of your appeal for your own records.
Academic appeal form
According to the DMU's General Regulations, you have the right to appeal, on specified grounds only, for reconsideration of the decision of any assessment board. You have the right to stay on your course and continue with your studies until the outcome of the appeal is known - provided this is permitted by your results and attendance on the rest of your course.
Whilst you are entitled to continue your studies and re-enrol during the appeal process, please note that this progression is provisional, and that you do so at your own risk; any marks you receive, etc., will not be confirmed until your appeal is resolved.
If your appeal is dismissed, this could impact your fees, student loan and studies. For further information, you can contact your faculty Student Advice Centre, who will be able to provide advice and give you information on any support services that may be helpful.
Once you have submitted your academic appeal form, it will be reviewed by the Academic Support Office. Possible outcomes include:
- The appeal is upheld
- The appeal is partially upheld
You will receive an outcome letter that contains further information about your appeal and any next steps available to you.