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An appeal is a request for a review of a decision by an Examination Board and can only be made once you have received official notification of your results and on the following grounds:

  • procedural irregularities in the assessment process (including alleged administrative error which could have led the Board of Examiners to reach a different conclusion to that which they might have reached had the error not been made);
  • inadequate assessment, prejudice or bias on the part of the examiners;
  • medical, personal or other circumstances which affected your performance of which the examiners were unaware at the time of the assessment.

Details of how to appeal are available via your Degree Exam results on PEGASUS.  A deadline will be given and appeals received after the deadline may not be considered except in exceptional circumstances.  Please note, as examination scripts are destroyed at the end of the following semester, no enquiries or retrospective appeals can be made thereafter in connection with any failed subjects.

The Academic Appeal Forms and the University Policy and Procedures can be found on the Academic Policies & Procedures web page.

When an Appeal is Pending

If you are on a taught course, you should continue to attend classes and/or take any relevant assessments while awaiting the outcome of your appeal.

Where your appeal is against an award you are not permitted to graduate and should inform the Graduation Section of Student Experience immediately. 

For information and advice on matters of appealing you should contact the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association at before lodging an appeal.

Appeals - UG Information

Appeals - PG Information