All results are provisional until they have been confirmed by an Examining Board. Examining Boards usually meet later in the year, around May/June and then August/September for re-sits. The Appeals Procedure only allows you to appeal a result that has been confirmed by an Examining Board. The confirmed results should be confirmed to you in an official results transcript, usually by email and made available on the Transcripts section of your SIMS account.
You can submit an Academic Appeal within 28 days of receiving your Official Results Transcript. Official Results Transcripts are normally released in June/July, usually by email and made available on the Transcripts section of your SIMS account.
Too early to appeal: If you receive a result in the January assessment period, or indeed any time before the Examining Board have met, and you are not happy, you will need to wait until much later in the year before you can submit an appeal. If you click on the ‘manage/submit an appeal’ tab on your SIMS account, and you have not yet received your formal results, you will see that a message comes up explaining this. If this applies to you, we strongly advise to keep any evidence of grounds for appeal safe so that you can use it to support an appeal later on.
Importantly, if you are considering an appeal on the grounds of Extenuating Circumstances and you have not yet reported any, we strongly advise to try reporting immediately and see what your School say. They may reject your circumstances but, the longer you wait to submit, the longer you will need to provide very good reason for waiting. If and when you appeal.
Too late to appeal: If you miss the 28 day window, you can still submit an Academic Appeal, but you will have to contact Student Cases and provide a very good reason as to why you missed the initial deadline. If the reason for lateness is not deemed good enough, your appeal will be rejected. Please refer to the Late Appeals section on our Appeal Process webpage for how to submit a late appeal.
If you are too early or too late to appeal and need further advice on this point, please contact Student Advice.