An appeal is the only method by which a student can request a review of a decision made by an academic body about progression, assessment and award.
Before submitting an appeal please read the guidelines and regulations below to see if you have any grounds for appeal.
You are strongly advised to talk to your tutor or another member of staff in your department before submitting an appeal. Please do not email the Principal. You can also seek advice from the Advocacy and Representation officer in the Students' Union.
Please note that the following are NOT valid grounds for appeal:
- Appeals against the academic judgment of internal or external examiners.
- Lack of awareness by the student of the relevant procedure or regulations.
- The retrospective reporting of extenuating circumstances that might reasonably have been made known at the time.
- Appeals that are based on the informal assessment of a student’s work by members of academic staff.
- Marginal failure to attain a higher class of degree.
Specifically in relation to points 2 and 3 above, students often claim that they simply didn't know the procedure to submit extenuating circumstances. It is your responsibility to be aware of all the rules, regulations and procedures and simply not being aware of these is not considered valid grounds for appeal.
If you have a query about submitting an appeal you can contact the Appeals, Complaints and Conduct Office:
Telephone: 020 7882 3457
Completed appeal forms with evidence can be submitted electronically from a Queen Mary email account to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you may deliver or send your appeal to:
Appeals, Complaints and Conduct Office
Room E12, Queens' Building
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
Please note that the Appeals, Complaints and Conduct office do not deal with admissions appeals. Admissions appeals are dealt with under the Admissions Appeals and Complaints policy [PDF 336KB]. If you have any queries please contact Joanne Tallentire.