Appeals

Unhappy with a result of an exam, coursework or your degree? You have a right of appeal against academic decisions and recommendations made by your College that affect your academic progress.

Unhappy with a result of an exam, coursework or your degree? You have a right of appeal against academic decisions and recommendations made by your College that affect your academic progress.

If you have received your offi`cial results on or after 22nd June and are unhappy with your result, you may wish to consider an appeal.

The criteria for an appeal is clear in that students are not able to make an appeal based solely on the grounds, that they disagree with the academic result.

Appeals will be considered on the following grounds. Please ensure that your appeal meets at least one of these criteria.

  1. Material circumstances affecting your performance of which a Board of Examiners or the Board of the Faculty (or Dean of Faculty acting on its behalf) had not been aware before reaching its decision, only if you can present reasonable grounds why such circumstances had not been presented to the Board in advance of its meeting: and/or
  2. Procedural irregularities in the formal conduct of an assessment or in reaching another academic decision; and/or
  3. Evidence of prejudice or bias on the part of one or more examiners and/or markers

Appeals must be completed on the following form, within 10 working days and where appropriate have the relevant evidence to support the claim.

Full regulations from the TQA can be found here and we strongly recommend that you look at this before making an appeal. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/staff/policies/calendar/part1/otherregs/appeals/

Possible outcomes of an appeal are also explained and if you are requesting that an assessment is to be remarked, please be aware that the mark could potentially decrease, stay the same or increase from the original mark

In order for the Advice Unit to assist, please send a draft of your statement and any supporting evidence for us to review, allowing a reasonable amount of time for us to look at it before the appeal deadline.

If your appeal is in regard to your overall degree classification, the following information explains how the overall degree classification for Undergraduate Bachelors and Integrated Masters degrees are awarded at Exeter.

Qualifies for First Class Honours

A final weighted mark greater than or equal to 69.50%
or
A final weighted mark greater than or equal to 68.00% and modules to the value of at least 50% of stage weighted credits with a module mark greater than or equal to 70%

Qualifies for Upper Second Class Honours

A final weighted mark greater than or equal to 59.50%
or
A final weighted mark greater than or equal to 58.00% and modules to the value of at least 50% of stage weighted credits with a module mark greater than or equal to 60%

Qualifies for Lower Second Class Honours

A final weighted mark greater than or equal to 49.50%
or
A final weighted mark greater than or equal to 48.00% and modules to the value of at least 50% of stage weighted credits with a module mark greater than or equal to 50%

Qualifies for Third Class Honours

A final weighted mark greater than or equal to 40.00%

Pass/ Fail threshold for the programme

The pass/ fail threshold for the programme is a final weighted mark of 40.00%

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