Academic Appeals

The appeals process gives students the chance to ask the exam board to look again at their decision and consider new information that they were unaware of at the time.

This is a quick guide on what you need to know before submitting an appeal. This isn’t a substitute for advice so we recommend getting in touch with us using our Contact Form.

When can I appeal? You can appeal once you have received your exam results or overall degree classification.
What can I appeal on? You can only appeal on 2 grounds.
  • Something happened in your personal life and Ulster University didn’t know and it affected your mark e.g. illness, bereavement etc.
  • Something went wrong on your course or in the way your assessment was administered that affected your mark
My situation doesn’t fit into either of these scenarios. Contact the advice team to discuss your options.

Please note there is no process in Ulster University to challenge a mark you disagree with.

What’s the deadline? Within seven working days of the publication date of the Board of Examiner’s decision on the web.
Key Ulster University forms Appeals Forms:
  • SA1: New evidence that was previously unavailable
  • SA2: Procedural irregularities occurred
  • SA3: Form for Associate Students

Click here to learn more and find your forms.

Average length of process Between 10 days and 6 weeks from submitting your Appeals Form
Need help? Contact us for guidance.


UU Appeals Guidance Notes:

Appeals Guidance for Students

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