Review and Appeal

Review

Once you have received your results, you may want to be sure that the Board of Examiners took into account all relevant circumstances when they made their decision.

You can request a review of the Board’s decision within 10 working days of you formally receiving the Board of Examiners decision. You can do this by filling in the form entitled ‘Review Request Pro Forma 2016-2017′ which you can find on the Secretariat website. Once you have completed this form you need to forward it to an Academic Appeals Officer, their contact details can be found on the Secretariat website.

A successful request for a review will usually include evidence to support your claim. You should include all the evidence that you want to have taken into account. You will not be able to include new evidence at a later stage.

If you know you cannot get the evidence within the 10 working day deadline, you should put in your review request ON TIME and explain that you will have to send the evidence later, e.g.

“I will submit a letter from my GP explaining how my illness affected me, unfortunately she is on holiday at the moment so I cannot have the letter until she returns in 10 days’ time”.

To be effective, your evidence should be relevant to the time when your studies were affected.

A Review will normally be completed within 20 working days. In exceptional circumstances a further 15 days may be required. If at the end of that time your Review has not been completed, you can proceed directly to the Appeal stage.

If you are thinking about asking for a Review/Appeal, come and talk to the Specialist Advice Team in confidence. We are impartial and we are here to advise in your best interests. We have a drop in 12:00 – 2:00 Monday to Friday in the Student Support Centre or you can book an appointment, either by calling into the Student Support Centre or by emailing advice@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

Appeal

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the review and wish to appeal then you must submit your request within 10 working days of receiving your Review outcome letter.

You can get an appeal form by a request in writing to an Academic Appeals Officer, their contact details can be found on the Secretariat website.

There are only four specific grounds on which an Appeal can be made:

  • There were extenuating circumstances adversely affecting your performance which for valid reason(s) you did not make known to the Extenuating Circumstances Panel at the appropriate time. Usually the only acceptable valid reason will be that you were incapable of making the EC claim at the right time (for example, because you were too ill and not able to ask anyone to act on your behalf). You will need evidence, not only of the EC itself but for the reasons that you did not make an EC claim sooner.
  • There was a procedural irregularity in any part of the assessment or other relevant process to which the claim relates, including the interpretation and application of the relevant regulations.
  • There was evidence of prejudice or of bias.
  • There was an error in the calculating or recording of the marks upon which the original decision was made.

If you are thinking about asking for a Review/Appeal, come and talk to the Specialist Advice Team in confidence. We are impartial and we are here to advise in your best interests. We have a drop in 12:00 – 2:00 Monday to Friday in the Student Support Centre or you can book an appointment, either by calling into the Student Support Centre or by emailing advice@lincoln.ac.uk.

Don’t leave it too late: you have 10 working days to ask for a review!

You can find further information about Review and Appeal on the Secretariat website at the following link Academic Reviews and Appeals. You can also read the University Regulations  (Part B) about Review and Appeal.