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Results and Appeals

Results and Appeals

Receiving your results can come with all kinds of emotions, we're here to support you.

Well done and huge congratulations to all students receiving your results today. We hope that everyone has done as well as they hoped. You should all be incredibly proud of your continued hard work and perseverance.

Some of you will have your results to be able to progress into the next year, so we look forward to seeing you next year. Some may have assessments to do in August and others have finished ready move on into the world of work, travel or further academic studies after completing your degree. Your years at Exeter have been exceptional and you have faced many new challenges, like studying online and dealing with the impact of Covid.

If you find that your results haven’t gone entirely as hoped, please know that this is not the disaster that you may think it is. You are more than your results and there will be lots of opportunities and doors that open to you. Your success at University is not defined by your classification, but by so much more.

The University’s Wellbeing Service can provide resources and professional support if you need it. If you are really not OK, or you are worried about a friend there is support out there, and if you or someone else are feeling hopeless right now, this will not always be the way Please Reach out for support.  #I'm (not) fine

Academic appeals

If you are unhappy with an academic decision for an exam, coursework or your degree classification, then you may want to consider an appeal.

Any student has the right to submit an appeal, but you must have grounds for your appeal to be considered and hopefully be successful. The three grounds on which appeals can be successful are summarised here:

  1. The exam board wasn’t aware of information about circumstances affecting your academic performance.
  2. The University did not properly follow its own processes to a significant extent.
  3. There was bias or prejudice, which you can prove.

You have ten working days from the date that results are released (Monday 27 June) to submit a formal appeal.

Our top tip is to take this time to get advice,  prepare the appeal properly, and gather any evidence. If you rush to send off your appeal you may have missed some important information which could mean that your appeal is not successful.

Have a look at our appeal guidance or contact our Advice service for support with your appeal.

Support from the Advice Service

To discuss any queries or concerns with regards to your results, please contact the Advice service via email ( or book an appointment with one of our trained advisors who will be more than happy to help. We have increased our appointment times to cover mornings and afternoons over the 10 working days.




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