Procedural Defect

Procedural Defect is where the University did not act in accordance with the relevant Regulations and/or Procedures in the provision and execution of the assessment process and that this, in turn, had a significant impact on your studies.

Appeals under this ground may relate to:

  1. the outcome of an assessment

  2. a procedural defect/irregularity in the assessment process

  3. bias or perception of bias

  4. an error relating to the recording of marks

  5. the requirements for awarding qualifications

The Regulations and/or Procedures concerned must be identified and an explanation must be given to the way in which the University’s actions differed significantly from those set out under the Regulations and/or Procedures.

  • Furthermore, under this ground, you may claim that your performance was impaired in assessment(s) taken prior to being issued a University Internal Needs Assessment Report (INAR) approving assessment-related adjustments.
  • Such appeals will normally only be considered for assessments undertaken in the same academic year in which the INAR was issued. 

You must fill in the form found here and email to the Student Casework Office ( within 10 working days of the date of the publication of result(s) of the assessment(s) concerned.



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