If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the Board of Examiners in your School, you may appeal on grounds to the Faculty Student Appeals Committee (FSAC).
Below are answers to your Frequently Asked Questions. However the full Academic Appeal Regulations (Taught Programmes) can be found here.
- Who can help with my FSAC appeal?
- When can I appeal?
You can only appeal once your confirmed results have been published.
- Is there a deadline to submit a FSAC appeal?
The FSAC deadline can be found here.
Your fully completed FSAC Appeal Form, along with all supporting evidence, must be sent to Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) within ten working days of the date of the University deadline for publication of results.
However, for Semester 2, 2020-21, students with appeals relating to progression or degree classification, who wish to have their appeal considered before the Supplementary Assessment Period must submit their FSAC appeal together with all supporting evidence, within five working days of the date of the University deadline for publication of results.
In some Schools, the assessment period may differ from the University assessment period, in which case the deadlines for submission of exceptional circumstances or appeals to FSAC will also differ from the University's published deadline. In these instances, the School deadline will apply. It is your responsibility to ascertain the correct deadline applied by your School.
- What if I miss the appeal deadline?
If you miss the appeal deadline, the Committee will not normally hear your appeal.
Further information about the late appeals process can be found in section 1.17 of the Academic Appeal Regulations (Taught Programmes).
- I am graduating, can I still appeal?
Yes, submitting an appeal will not prohibit you from graduating; however, for Semester Two Academic Year 2020-21, you must submit your appeal within ten working days of the formal publication of your final results, or by 10am on Friday 9 July 2021, whichever is sooner. You cannot appeal after you have graduated.
If a change to your results is required following your appeal, your transcript will be amended.
If your degree classification changes after graduation, you will be issued with an amended parchment on return of your original parchment.
You are not able to submit an appeal after you have graduated from Queen’s University Belfast.