Appeal Review requests

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of an academic appeal you have 14 calendar days to request an Appeal Review on the following limited grounds:

  • there is evidence of a procedural irregularity in the initial consideration of the appeal, and/or
  • there is evidence of eligibility of the appeal provided within your original appeal submission which it would appear has not been fully considered.

Requests for an Appeal Review that amount to an expression of dissatisfaction with the decision and which do not meet one or more of the above grounds, will not be considered.

Please note, that an Academic Appeal must have been submitted and an outcome provided before an Appeal Review can be requested.

How to request an Appeal Review

Requests for an Appeal Review should be submitted by email to appeals@le.ac.uk using the Appeal Review Request Form.

Download the Appeal Review Request Form (MS Word, 66.4Kb)

This form must be received within 14 calendar days of the issue date on your appeal outcome letter. Requests received after this time will not be considered.

You should include as much detail as possible to explain your reasons for requesting a review, alongside any evidence that supports your claims. 

New evidence is not usually accepted or considered at this stage, as it is your responsibility when submitting your original appeal to ensure you provide all necessary evidence. 

Review requests will be considered by a senior member of Student and Academic Services.

The outcome of a Review may be to refer the case to a new Appeal Panel if sufficient grounds have been demonstrated or if not, the appeal will be dismissed.

A letter will be issued confirming the outcome of the review and this will state the reasons for the decision.

The academic appeal procedure can provide only academic outcomes, for example another assessment opportunity may be offered. If non-academic outcomes are sought, you should pursue a complaint using the complaints procedure. Outcomes from the appeals process must be consistent with the Academic Regulations of the University. Outcomes which are not permitted in Senate Regulations are not possible.

Completion of Procedures Letters

When you have reached the end of the University’s appeals procedure, you will be issued with a 'Completion of Procedures Letter'. This provides further advice on requesting an independent review from the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA).

If you have not requested an Appeal Review and are now out of time to do so, you can request a Completion of Procedures Letter by emailing appeals@le.ac.uk

Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA)

If you have completed the University’s internal appeals process and believe that the process has not been conducted according to the University’s regulations or you feel that the outcome is unreasonable with reference to the evidence provided, then you have the right to request an external and independent review by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA)

You will have 12 months from the date of the ‘Completion of Procedures Letter’ to raise your complaint with the OIA.

Further information and guidance

For independent advice and guidance about any of the procedures above, please contact the Advice Service in the Students’ Union (advice@le.ac.uk). The Advice Service can help if you would like advice on preparing your appeal or complaint and/or support throughout the process. Opening hours and alternative contact information is available on the Advice service website.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available.

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