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It is essential that your appeal is received by the Appeals, Complaints & Conduct Manager by the published deadline. Appeals received after the deadline date will not be accepted. Appeals must be submitted via an attachment to an email sent to

​Appeal submission 

IMPORTANT - Please r​ead the information​ here​ ​​before submitting any appeal in connection with the publication of the 2019/20 Summer Assessment and Trimester 3 Programme Assessment Board decisions. The decisions will be published here on 31 August 2020 for Summer Assessments and 5 October 2020 for Trimester 3. 

Appeals will not be accepted if an enquiry regarding the subject of any prospective appeal is not emailed to, in advance of any appeal submission. Submission windows are during the period 31 August - 7 September (deadline for submission is 2pm on 7 September) inclusive for Summer Assessment appeals and 5 October and 12 October (deadline is 2pm on 8 October) inclusive for Trimester 3. Appeals received out with these windows will not be accepted. 

Prior to lodging an appeal, you may wish to discuss your submission and grounds for appeal with your course leader or Personal Development Tutor. You can discuss any aspect of the submission policy, appeals procedure, and any related issues with the Appeals, Complaints & Conduct Manager by emailing If you have particular support need which may have an impact or bearing upon your appeal, you may wish to discuss this with a support officer within Wellbeing and Support. It is only possible to submit an appeal between the date the Programme Board of Examiners results are published and the appeals deadline date.


Date Programme Board of 
  Examiners Results Published

Appeals Deadline Date
(all deadlines 2pm)

​12 Week Rule*









​Summer Assessment






* School of Health & Social Care students only. Please email

Please note the above dates refer to programmes taught at our Edinburgh campuses. If you are studying a programme taught at one of our overseas partners’ campuses, an online or distance learning programme, or a research degree student, then alternative dates may apply to you. If you fall into one of these categories, please check with your programme administrator, programme leader, School RDPL or personal development tutor for clarification on the dates applicable to you.

If you elect to lodge an appeal, please email the Academic Appeals Form (AP1) and any evidence you would like considered within five working days of the date you are formally advised of the decision you wish to appeal to

Guidance for submitting an academic appeal
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