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How to make an appeal

Appeals to the Standing Committee on Examination Results (SCER)

This information is applicable if you wish to appeal for a review of your result for part of your degree or your final classification.  (See the bottom of this page if you wish to request a review of an individual module mark).

An overview of the appeal process, guidance for students and the form you need to fill in to make an appeal are available to download here:

Please note the following deadlines for making an appeal:

 
 Result  

Date result is published

 

Deadline for submitting the appeal of result form to studentappeals@reading.ac.uk  Provisional date of hearing(s)
Part 1 (excluding Institute of Education)

28 June 2017

5 July 2017, 1pm

14, 17, 20, 21 and 24 July 2017

Part 2 (excluding Institute of Education)

29 June 2017

5 July 2017, 1pm

14, 17, 20, 21 and 24 July 2017 

Part 3 students on 4 year Integrated Masters programmes 

29 June 2017

5 July 2017, 1pm

14, 17, 20, 21 and 24 July 2017

Classifications for Finalists (excluding BA Children's Development and Learning)

30 June 2017

5 July 2017, 1pm

14, 17, 20, 21 and 24 July 2017 

BA CDL Finalists;

BA(Ed) & BA TAEDS Parts 1 and 2;

and PGCE, Institute of Education

18 July 2017

24 July 2017, 1pm

3 and 9 August 2017

MBA Greenlands  2 August 2017

10 August 2017, 1pm

30 August and 8 September 2017

Resits (non-finalists)  7 September 2017

12 September 2017, 9am

19, 21 and 22 September 2017

Classifications for Finalist resits and Masters degrees (including MBA Greenlands)  9 November 2017  14 November 2017, 1pm 23, 28 and 30 November 2017

 

Appeals for a review of marks

A student who considers that he or she has been awarded an incorrect mark for a module may request that the mark be reviewed, provided that the grounds for the request do not relate to the academic judgement of the Examiners. The procedures relating to students' requests for review of alleged assessment irregularities in relation to module marks are as follows:

(i) A student who wishes to request a review of an alleged assessment irregularity in relation to module marks (or equivalent) should submit the request to the School Director of Teaching and Learning of the School responsible for examining the module in the first instance. The School Director of Teaching and Learning will determine whether the grounds for the request are admissible (i.e. that they do not relate to the academic judgement of the Examiners): if the grounds are admissible, the case will be given substantive consideration; if not, the student will be advised accordingly. If the School Director of Teaching and Learning establishes that there has been an irregularity in relation to the mark, he or she will seek an appropriate amendment of the mark (requesting approval, as appropriate, from the Dean (on behalf of the Faculty Examiners) and External Examiners).

(ii) If a student is not satisfied with the response of the School Director of Teaching and Learning, the student may submit the request to the relevant Faculty Director of Teaching and Learning, who will determine whether the grounds are admissible: if so, the case will be given substantive consideration; if not, the student will be advised accordingly. In giving a case substantive consideration, the Faculty Director of Teaching and Learning is required to investigate the alleged irregularity, and, if there is clear evidence that there has been an irregularity in relation to the mark, he or she is required to ensure that the mark is appropriately amended (seeking approval, as appropriate, from the External Examiners).

(iii) There may, on occasion, be cases where an alleged irregularity relates to the conduct of the Faculty Examiners' Meeting. In such cases, the student has the right to submit a case for consideration by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching), who will investigate the case and, if there is clear evidence that there has been an irregularity in relation to the mark, is required to ensure that the mark is amended (seeking approval, as appropriate, from the External Examiners).

It should be noted that the Senate Standing Committee on Examination Results is responsible for considering requests for the review of results for a Part of a programme or for a Final Examination. Where a student believes that a mark has affected the result for a Part of a programme or for a Final Examination, he or she should apply to the Senate Standing Committee on Examination Results.

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