Student Support Meetings - A Student Guide

If you have not performed well in your exams or have failed to meet an agreed target, the Board of Examiners in your School may request that you attend a Student Support Meeting.

When do the Student Support meetings take place?

These meetings take place within 10 days of the publication of your examination results.  Please check your university email address regularly to ensure you are aware that you have been called to a Student Support Meeting and the time and date of your meeting. 

Why am I being invited to a meeting?

You will be invited to a meeting if your academic progress gives cause for concern or you:

  1. Have failed two or more modules.
  2. Have failed to meet an agreed academic target.
  3. Are ineligible to proceed to the next stage of study.
  4. Are ineligible for the award of a degree or other qualification on completion of the final stage of your studies.

Do I have to attend?

You are strongly advised to attend this meeting as members of staff will be available to explain the decision of the Board of Examiners and the options open to you.   

Can I bring someone with me?

The meeting will be relatively informal but if you wish you can bring a fellow student (including a Sabbatical Officer from the Students' Union), a member of staff or someone from the Students’ Union Advice Centre

What happens at the meeting?

It is an opportunity for you to meet with members of staff from your School who will fully explain the decision of the Board of Examiners and discuss any issues or concerns you may have relating to your results, resits or progression. They will also provide you with advice on the options available to you and the numerous support services available throughout the university and the appeals procedure.   

You will be provided with a signed record of the meeting that will contain the advice given to you by your School, including any agreed targets. 

Will the Student Support meeting be able to change the Board of Examiners decision?

No, the meeting is an opportunity to explain the Board of Examiners decision.   If you consider that you meet the grounds of appeal, you should submit your appeal form and any supporting documentation before the appeal deadline.  Please read the Student Guide to the Academic Appeals Regulations (Taught Programmes).