How do I appeal against an APL decision?
Grounds for Appeal
You may give notice of appeal against the APL decision on the following grounds:
- that there had been a material administrative error;
- that the decision was not made in accordance with the procedures and criteria specified;
- that some other material irregularity had occurred.
You may NOT appeal on any grounds:
- which could have been considered if you had made them known in time, and there was no valid reason why you did not; or
- which merely dispute the academic judgement or integrity of members of staff.
After you have been advised of the decision, if you consider that there are grounds for appeal, or you want clarification of the decision, you should seek an appointment with the relevant Dean in order to make every effort to see whether the problem can be resolved through less formal procedures. If these informal stages have been exhausted, and you remain convinced that you have firm grounds for appeal, you should then initiate the formal procedure. You MUST:
- not later than 3 weeks after being advised of the APL decision, give notice to the Registrar in writing (which may be by email) of your intention to appeal, stating the grounds for the appeal;
- within a further 14 days, present a full case for an appeal in writing to the Registrar. All statements must be supported by appropriate documentary evidence. The case presented may be by email, but you must ensure that you find an appropriate means of presenting any documentary evidence.