UCSU want to help you to stay in control of yur studies, so Know the Rules is designed to support your understanding of what is expected of you, during your time at the University of Cumbria. Know the Rules will guide you through things like academic appeals, social media practice and extenuating circumstances amongst many other rules and regulations. Please check back frequently for content updates, over the next couple of months we are shining the spotlight on Acdemic appeals - but if you would like to know more or need support aobut any university rule or regulation, get in touch!
Know the Rules - Know about Academic Appeals
On receipt of your official assessment results. You may have failed or passed a module or modules, but are not happy with the outcome because something (usually significant and / or beyond your control) has impacted on your assignments or exams. In these circumstances you may wish to ‘request for reconsideration of the decision made by the University Assessment Board’ - in other words make an appeal. You have TEN working days from the official release of your results to submit this – so don’t hang around!
But who can make an appeal? Only some students will be considered to have valid appeal grounds - the university limit requests to students who:
The appeal process is not open to students who disagree with any mark or grade. However if you have concerns, you may wish to raise these through the University’s Complaints processes instead.
More detailed information and the full Academic Appeals procedures and appeal form are available via the Student Hub.
The UCSU Student Support Team is also here to help – we provide an independent, non-judgmental and confidential service. So… when you receive your results and think you may like some guidance to submit an Academic Appeal or if you are unsure about your results or unclear about the options open to you –please get in touch. Book an appointment with one of our friendly caseworkers
Stay in control of your studies #knowtherules