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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 grounds for appeal.

Guidance & Regulations
Appeal forms
Final Review forms
Admissions Appeals

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ - a disagreement with a mark you received will normally be considered a challenge to the academic judgement of the examiners and will normally be automatically rejected. You should contact your School in the first instance to obtain feedback to understand why you received the marks you did. Your School can also perform clerical checks to ensure that there have been no errors in the inputting of marks.

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: +44 (0) 207 882 3457

Guidance and Policy

Guidance on submitting an appeal [PDF 495KB]

Appeal Policy [PDF 202KB]

Appeal forms

Appeal Form [PDF 327KB] - PDF version to print out and complete by hand
Appeal Form [DOC 41KB] - Word version to complete electronically and submit via your Queen Mary email

Final Review forms

Final review form [PDF 344KB] - PDF version to print out and complete by hand
Final review form [DOC 36KB] - Word version to complete electronically and submit via your Queen Mary email

Completed appeal forms with evidence can be submitted electronically from a Queen Mary email account to

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 
E1 4NS

Admissions Appeals

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. If you have any queries please contact the Admissions Manager at

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