Unfortunately, there are times when your studies don't always go to plan.  If you don't pass your modules, the Board of Examiners will make decisions regarding whether you are able to progress to the next stage of study.  You can find more information about what action the Board of Examiners are likely to take in the University's Rules of Assessment (Undergraduate Rules / Postgraduate Rules).

If you feel you've got grounds you can submit an appeal against the Board of Examiners' decision. Information about appeals procedures, guidelines and forms for all students (Undergraduate, Taught Masters and Research) can be found on the University Appeals webpages.

Please be aware there are very clear guidelines on what is an acceptable ground of appeal. It's important that you read this information carefully before submitting your appeal form. 

You will need to supply any relevant evidence with your appeal (for example medical certificates, death certificates and other relevant third party information)

If you've had circumstances that you feel have affected your performance in your studies or during the exam period you should ensure you notify the Board of Examiners of these circumstances prior to them meeting to ratify your results (please see our Extenuating Circumstance pages for more info).  You shouldn't rely on the appeals process to report these circumstances.

How SU Advice can help:


Students are encouraged to discuss their appeal with tSU Advice prior to submitting, so if you have any questions please feel free to contact us to book an appointment with one of our advisers. You can book an appointment by emailing followed by your query.  In order to advise you we will normally need to see your exam results and the Board of Examiners outcome information.  Please attach any relevant documents if you are booking an appointment via email, or ensure you bring them with you to the appointment.