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These pages are designed to guide students through the process of academic appeals that is set out in the Academic Appeals Policy.
An academic appeal is a challenge to, or request, for reconsideration of a decision by an academic body regarding student progress, assessment and/or awards.
Appeal process at Kent consists of three steps:
Not all appeals will go through all of the steps listed above. Some appeals might be completed earlier in the process.
If you are considering submitting an appeal in relation to the marking boycott, this will normally be treated as academic judgment as students are not permitted to appeal against marks. Appeals against academic judgement would normally be dismissed as they would not meet the technical conditions, as set out in section 13 in the Academic Appeals Policy.
Where affected, the marking has been undertaken by an appropriately qualified individual with sufficient expertise and experience to make academic judgements on the merits of the work they are assessing. Moderation processes have been undertaken in the usual way.
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If you are thinking about submitting an appeal and not sure where to start, you may find the following information useful.
If you are seeking to graduate, be permitted to resit failed modules, be permitted to continue with your studies, but not currently allowed, we strongly advise that you submit your appeal as soon as possible.
In some exceptional circumstances, we may be able to accept a late appeal, but you should not rely on this and make sure that you attempt to submit your appeal within the deadlines outlined above.
However, if you are submitting your appeal beyond the deadlines outlined above, you will have to provide a good reason why your appeal is late on the appeal form. The Case Manager of your appeal will consider your statement and decide whether to accept or dismiss your appeal.
A few examples of what may be considered good reasons for late appeals:
This list is not exhaustive.
This is the first step of the formal appeals process.
You can submit a formal appeal if you are dissatisfied with the response to your early resolution request.
You must submit your formal appeal within 7-calendar days after you receive the outcome of your early resolution.
If you did not submit an early resolution request, you must submit your formal appeal within 28-calendar days of your results being published or receiving a formal decision from an academic body.
We strongly encourage you to submit your appeal before the deadline.
We will send you the formal appeal outcome within 28-calendar days.