Assessment Appeals

The Assessment Appeals Procedure provides you with the opportunity to appeal a decision made on an examination or assessment.


The following steps apply:

Early Resolution Process

In the first instance, you should discuss concerns with your accessor who will explain the reasons for the decision made on your assessment. Your Year Manager or Assistant Dean may be able to advice you on whether extenuating circumstances are applicable. 

If you would like to submit a formal appeal, please follow the steps below.


Stage 1

You must submit an Assessment Appeal Form to the Academic Registry Manager. This must be done within 7 working days of notification of their decision. The Assessment Appeals Committee will review the case.

You will receive a response within 10 working days. If you can identify some procedural irregularity has occured in the handling of the appeal by the Asssessment Appeals Committee, you may continue on to Stage 2. 


Stage 2

You must write an appeal within 7 days of notification of the decision of the Assessment Appeals Committee to the University Secretary. They will convene a meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of the UCB Board of Governors at the earliest opportunity to review your appeal. 

You will receive a response within 10 working days.

If the outcome of Stage 2 is that your appeal is not justified, you will be issued with a Completion of Procedures Letter. 


Next Steps

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the University College Birmingham complaints procedure. You still have options to escalate your appeal.

If you study a Further Education (College) course, you may submit an appeal to the awarding body.

If you study a University of Birmingham awarded degree, you may appeal to UoB.

You may also apply for an independent review of your appeal by applying to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA). 


The full University Assessment Appeals Procedure can be found online here. All steps in the procedure must be followed to ensure the correct process and escalation occurs.