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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 you are eligible, have grounds for appeal and are within time then you will need to complete the Appeal Form

Completed request for appeal forms need to be submitted with all relevant supporting evidence by e-mail to studentcases@swansea.ac.uk.

As staff are currently working remotely, we cannot accept appeal forms or any documents/correspondence by post.

Students are also advised to read the revised Academic Appeals FAQ which provide more information about key deadlines for submitting appeals and about how appeals will be determined.  

Should you have any questions on the procedure or regulations, please contact the Student Cases Team, who will be happy to answer any queries you might have, via email at: studentcases@swansea.ac.uk.  

In addition, the Student’s 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 via e-mail at: advice@swansea-union.co.uk.

Special consideration dates

Whilst students have 3 months to submit an appeal, if you do not already have a decision of supplementary attempt/s and seek an appeal outcome of supplementary attempt/s to be taken during the August 2022 supplementary assessment period you will need to submit your appeal to Academic Services by the dates set out below. This will enable consideration, where possible, prior to the supplementary assessment period commencing.

Student TypeDeadline for appeal submission
Undergraduate Finalists Thursday 7 July 2022
Postgraduate Taught  Thursday 7 July 2022
Undergraduate non-final year Monday 18 July 2022
MBBCh Graduate Entry Medicine years 1-3*  Thursday 4 August 2022

Appeals submitted requesting a supplementary attempt/s at an assessment after the above detailed deadlines will not normally be processed and considered in time for the supplementary assessment period which commences on 8 August 2022.

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 publication of results 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 (years 1-3) students only.

Students studying on the MBBCh Graduate Entry Medicine programme (years 1-3) will note that the deadline for submission of an appeal is 4 August 2022 (MBBCH) with the supplementary assessment period for students on those programmes commencing on 8 August 2022 (MBBCh). To ensure that any students on these programmes who have submitted an appeal by the deadline of 4 August 2022 (MBBCh) 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 these programmes 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.

In the case of international students on the MBBCh Graduate Entry Medicine programme who need a Tier 4 visa to study in the University who are appealing against a withdrawn decision and requesting a supplementary attempt/s at an assessment/s, it is likely that, due to UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) restrictions the option of sitting supplementary assessment/s prior to the appeal being processed will not be available. Such students are therefore advised to contact the Medical School before submitting an appeal.