Where applicants have been unsuccessful in progressing to the grade/range they have applied for they have the right to appeal the outcome to the Central Appeal Panel. Where an applicant wishes to appeal the outcome of an Academic Progression Committee, believing that a procedural defect exists or can offer some other substantive reason, they should set out in writing the grounds of their appeal. For example, if they feel certain information in their original submission has not been considered fully they may wish to highlight this and provide further context in an appeal letter.
Applicants will receive feedback to help them understand the rationale behind the decision and can also request the minutes from the Committee meeting from People and Culture.
The appeal letter should be no longer than two pages (with no additional appendices allowed) and should highlight the areas in the original submission that the appellant feels were not given due consideration. Information not provided in the original submission will not be considered.
Appeal letters should be submitted to email@example.com, marked for the attention of the Interim HR Director, Mr Alistair Finlay, within twenty working days from the date of their outcome letter.
The original submission does not need to be resubmitted as this, and the relevant Committee minutes, will be made available to the Appeal Panel via QOL.
The decision of the Central Academic Progression Appeal Panel is final and will be communicated in writing to the applicant within ten working days of the meeting.