The University is committed to a fair and just environment for all its members.
As a member of the University you have the right to seek a review of, or to appeal, a decision made by an officer of the University.
It is strongly recommended you consult the relevant policy and discuss the situation with a staff member of your College.
An appeal is a process by which a student, staff member, or applicant for admission to the University seeks a review of a decision made by the University or by one of its Colleges. Matters which may be appealed include the mark given to a piece of assessment, refusal of admission to a course, or refusal to confer an award.
The initial step in the process is to submit a Review Request Form as set out in the policy. After that review is completed, and if grounds for appeal remain, an Appeal Notification Form may be submitted to the Appeals Officer (University Secretary). The Appeals Policy details the process including time frames. The relevant forms can be downloaded below.
Review Request Form
Appeal Notification Form
Review of decision and appealing a decision process
Discuss the decision with a staff member at your College and/or complete a Review Request Form and submit to that staff member
It’s helpful to read the policy relevant to the type of decision.
Which staff member should I contact?
- For review of an assessment grade during the unit, contact your lecturer
- For review of published results, within 5 days contact:
- Academic Dean at your College (Coursework students)
- Dean of the School of Graduate Research (HDR students)
- For review of an admission decision, contact the Dean of Academic Programs
- For other contacts, see the relevant policy
Your College will process the Review Request
Your College will consult with you if needed and advise you of the outcome.
Second Review (Assessment or Admissions decisions only)
If you feel there are still grounds for a change to your assessment/admission decision, you can request a second review.
Submit a new Review Request Form to the relevant person. Include all details and reasons on the form.
Attach the first review.
Which staff member should I submit my second review form to?
- Second review of assessment: Dean of Academic Programs
- Second review of admission: Chair of the Academic Board
For all decisions:
If you still feel you have grounds for the decision to be changed, please submit an Appeal Notification Form to the University Secretary. Consult the Appeals Policy for details of the process.
If you require support in making an appeal you should usually contact your College in the first instance and seek advice from a support officer in your College.
To view all University policies, see the Policies and Procedures page.