Academic appeals

Early Informal Resolution applications must be submitted to your Division within 5 working days of your end of Stage results being published on KentVision (KV).  

Formal Appeal applications must be submitted within 15 working days of your end of Stage results being published on KentVision (KV).  

For appeals other than against the recommendation of the Board of Examiners the same deadlines apply from the date of the official recommendation letter.  

To submit an application for Early Informal Resolution please contact:

Please clearly indicate in your email that you are requesting Early Informal Resolution - thank you

For students studying at a Validated Institution:

Early Informal Resolution applications must be submitted to your the institution you study at within 5 working days of your end of Stage results being formally published.

Formal Appeal applications must be submitted to the University within 15 working days of your end of Stage results being formally published.

Course Stage Results Release Date Informal Resolution Submission Deadline Formal Appeal Submission Deadline
Summer 2022  
Undergraduate Final Year and Diploma

01/07/22

08/07/22

22/07/22

Undergraduate Stage 2

19/07/22

26/07/22

09/08/22

Postgraduate Taught, Undergraduate Stage 1 and Undergraduate Foundation Year

19/07/22

26/07/22

09/08/22

Autumn 2022
Resits 2022 (All Stages)  09/09/22 16/09/22 30/09/22
Postgraduate Taught Resits

TBD

TBD

TBD

The deadlines in the table above do not apply to students at Partner Colleges and Validated Institutions. Students should ask their institution to determine the 5 day deadline for Informal Resolution and 15 day deadline for Formal Appeals.

Appeals regarding continuing your studies

At this time the Quality Assurance and Compliance Office prioritises appeals where a successful outcome may result in the student continuing with their studies.  If you submitted the appeal requesting to proceed to the next stage of your course, there is no need to contact us and we are aware of the urgency of such appeals. We will inform you of the outcome as soon as possible. The deadline to return to studies is Friday, 14th of October. 

Unfortunately, it is not possible to guarantee that an outcome of your appeal (where you wished to continue with your studies) will be reached before the Friday 14th of October deadline and you may be required to intermit.

Late Appeal Submission

Formal Appeals must be submitted within 15 working days of your end of Stage results being released on KentVision (KV). Please note that the following sections of Annex 13: Procedure for Appeals apply to late submission of a formal appeal:  

6.4.There is flexibility to extend the fifteen working day deadline for submission of a formal appeal if there is good reason to do so.

The following are examples of what would be considered good reason:

6.4.1.Where a student has an Inclusive Learning Plan (ILP) that recommends adjustments in order to accommodate difficulties around meeting deadlines; and/or

6.4.2.A delay in receipt of the outcome from the Division of an informal early resolution enquiry.

Please provide reasons on your appeal form for your appeal being submitted beyond the 15 working day deadline. A late appeal without a valid reason may not be accepted.

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