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Appealing An Exam Board Decision

You may be able to submit an appeal if you have significant concerns about the way your assessment was conducted, or if you have extenuating circumstances which you were not able to tell us about at the time.

If you think that you have grounds to appeal against an Examination Board's decision please read the following University Appeals Procedures and Guidance Notes, paying particular attention to the Grounds for Review. Appeals which do not meet the grounds will be rejected:

University Appeals Procedures

University Appeals Procedures (updated October 2020) (PDF 111KB)

Guidance for students

Appealing an Exam Board Decision Flow Chart 2020 (PDF 64KB)
Student Guide to Appealing an Exam Board Decision 2020 (PDF 403KB)

How to submit an Appeal

Stage 1 Appeal

In order to submit an appeal you will need to complete the Stage 1 Appeal Form:

Stage 1 Appeal Form 2020 (DOC 33KB)

Please email this form, together with a copy of your results letter from the Exam Board, and any supporting evidence, to

All forms must be submitted within 15 working days of the date of the publication of results. You can find this date at the top of the results letter that was sent to you by the College.

The Appeals Unit will process your appeal – either to send for review or advise it has been rejected – in a maximum of 10 days. There may be cases where you will be contacted and asked for more details or given additional time in which to submit further supporting evidence. In these instances, there could be a delay in processing your application but you will be kept up to date with its processing.

Stage 2 Appeal

If your Stage 1 Appeal was investigated but you were not satisfied with the outcome of the College's Exam Board review, you may submit a Stage 2 Appeal. You must complete the Stage 2 Appeal Form:

Stage 2 Appeal Form 2020 (DOC 40KB)

Please email this form to the

All Stage 2 Appeals must be submitted within 10 working days of the publication of the outcome of the Stage 1 Appeal.

Further information

Frequently Asked Questions: Appeals


The University Appeals Unit, UAL
272 High Holborn
Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 6057

Get advice from Arts SU

If you require any support or advice on submitting an appeal please contact the Students' Union Advice and Support Service or call them on +44 (0)20 7514 6270.