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Students may appeal to the Faculty Student Research Appeals Committee (FSRAC) against a decision of their School Postgraduate Research Committee about progression, assessment and/or award or against an examiners’ decision regarding the outcome of an oral examination. If the appeal is unsuccessful students have the right to appeal this decision to the Central Student Research Appeals Committee (CSRAC).

The Faculty Student Research Appeals Committee (FSRAC) is a committee comprising a Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) (or nominee) and a senior academic colleague.

The Central Student Research Appeals Committee (CSRAC) is a committee comprising a Pro-Vice Chancellor (or nominee) and three Directors of Research or senior academics from across the University. 

It should be noted that neither the FSRAC nor the CSRAC can make academic judgements; neither the FSRAC nor the CSRAC has authority to alter assessment decisions.

Postgraduate research students wishing to appeal should use the appropriate forms linked below.