Study Termination and Appeal


Termination due to academic failure refers to Students who are not permitted to continue on their programme of study.

Students must withdraw from further study if they has taken and failed, having exhausted all opportunities for re-assessment.

                      Either more than 80 credits at level 4

Or more than 60 credits at level 5         

Or more than 80 credits at level6

Or more than 40 credits at level 7

Or more than 20 credits at level 8


Can I make an appeal against termination?

Students have the right of appeal against the termination decision under the University’s Termination Appeal Policy.  If you think you have valid reasons for an appeal then you should complete and submit the Termination Appeal Form appended to this Guide within two weeks of the date of your termination letter.


What grounds can I use as the basis for an appeal?

There is only one reason on which you can base an appeal against termination for academic failure:  that is mitigating circumstances that were not known at the time the termination decision was made.  You will need to show that the circumstances are relevant to the failed assessment(s) and appropriate documentary evidence must be provided, along with an explanation of why the matter was not raised earlier under the Mitigating Circumstances Policy.


How will my appeal be dealt with?

If you make a legitimate appeal then you can expect to be invited to an Appeal Hearing, where a Panel will assess your case and come to a conclusion on its merits. The Appeal Hearing will normally be held within six weeks; often the hearing will happen much more quickly than that.  If you want an update on the progress of your appeal then you should contact the Student Matters office.


Useful Links

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