The University values fairness and works hard to ensure the best outcomes for its students. If students remain dissatisfied with an academic decision affecting academic progress or the right to an award, students may be able to appeal the decision through the Academic Appeals Procedure.
It is important for students to have a thorough understanding of the standard academic regulations before they proceed with the appeals process.
Students can obtain independent advice about submitting an appeal from the Students’ Union Advice Centre.
Should I make an appeal?
The appeals procedure applies to all University of Plymouth students who are studying at sites of delivery in the UK and international partnerships unless a non-standard regulation has been formally approved.
The appeal procedure is concerned only with formal progression or award decisions and the assessment processes which give rise to these.
It is not appropriate to deal with problems experienced with programme delivery or availability of facilities (for example) via the appeal procedure. Students should seek a swift resolution to such issues through the Student Complaints Procedure.
GSM London students
If you are a former GSM London student, there is a separate process to appeal against the decision of a GSM London Academic Misconduct Panel or Award Assessment Board.