You should submit all relevant evidence that supports your appeal case.
Useful types of evidence might include (but are not limited to):
- Medical reports (including letters from your GP)
- Police reports
- Exam invigilator reports
- Emails, letters and other correspondence
- Witness statements
- Meeting notes
If appealing under the ground of new evidence, it is important to provide documentation which evidences both the exceptional circumstance and the impact your exceptional circumstances had on your ability to study or perform academically.
All evidence must be in English. If your evidence is in another language, it is your responsibility to obtain an English translation of this evidence. The translation must be certified as an accurate translation.
Evidence should be relevant to the missed/failed exam or assessment(s) and must clearly cover the date(s) of the missed/failed exam(s) or assessment(s).
Any medical evidence should:
- Relate specifically to the dates and duration of your illness.
- Contain a clear medical diagnosis or opinion and indicate how this impacted on your academic performance at the time of the assessment(s) in question.
Academic Affairs may require to see the originals of any documentation that you submit with your appeal.
Evidence must not be tampered with or forged. The University takes this very seriously and the standard penalty for a first offence of falsification/fabrication of evidence provided to the University is expulsion from the University.
The Students’ Union Advice Centre can provide additional advice on the types of evidence that should be submitted with your appeal.