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The appeals process enables students to raise concerns relating to the decision of the Awards Assessment Board, the Progression Assessment Board, the Mitigating Circumstances Board and, in limited circumstances, the Academic Integrity Review Panel.

  • All appeals are required to be submitted within 10 days of the result notification.
  • There are restricted grounds for appeal and strict deadlines for the submission of an academic appeal, the details can be found in the Academic Appeals Policy and Procedure below.
  • In no circumstances will a successful appeal result in the award of additional marks or the change of degree classification.

Academic Appeal Policy and Regulation

Academic Appeal form Guidance

Academic Appeal Flowchart

To submit the form please ensure you log in via your University of Chester email address (@chester.ac.uk). This will allow you to upload evidence along with your appeal.

  • The form must be completed in one sitting, it cannot be saved so please ensure you have time.
  • Ensure you have read the guidance and procedure prior to submitting an academic appeal.
  • Ensure that you have your evidence in a digital format that can be uploaded at the same time.
  • Evidence that cannot be uploaded or is submitted after the appeal form can be emailed to academicappeals@chester.ac.uk. Please include your student number or case reference in any emails.

Academic Appeal Form AA-01 – To be used by those on taught degrees such as BA, BSc, BEng, MA, MSc, Meng.

Academic Appeal AA-02 Form – To be used in appeals relating to Specific Learning Difficulties with the support of Disability & Inclusion. This should be completed with support from Student Services.

Academic Appeal Form AA-03 – To be used by those on Postgraduate Research Degrees.

If you are unable to access the digital form you should contact academicappeals@chester.ac.uk

Academic Appeal Privacy Statement

For impartial advice and guidance, you can contact Chester Students’ Union.

For additional support you can contact the University’s Student Services who offer a range of health and wellbeing support, available to all students.

If a student is not satisfied with the appeal outcome, under certain circumstances, a complaint can be made to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA).

Contact details: academic.appeals@chester.ac.uk