FAQ 2159
I want to submit an academic appeal. How do I do it?

An academic appeal will only be accepted if it falls into one of the following grounds:

1)  There has been a material irregularity or significant administrative error in the assessment process

2)  The assessment was not conducted in accordance with the regulations for the programme

3)  A student’s performance in assessment has been affected by illness or other factors which, for valid reason(s), they were unable to divulge before the meeting of the Assessment Board

4) There has been bias in the assessment process

Students are encouraged to seek early resolution by contacting the faculty to discuss the issue. Unit tutors, Programme Leaders, Programme Support Officers and SUBU advice are all people that can be contacted when seeking early resolution. Students should seek early resolution within 10 working days of the date of results publication.

To make an appeal at the formal stage, a completed appeal form must be submitted to the Education Service Manager (ESM) for the Faculty within 10 days of the date of publication of results. The ESM will investigate and respond at the formal stage of the Appeals Procedure. If you remain unsatisfied by the response, you may submit your appeal for review to appeals@bournemouth.ac.uk.

You can find the Academic Appeals Policy and Procedures on the Important Information webpage - under the Appeals section. With further details on the Making an appeal webpage.