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How to Appeal a Disciplinary Officers decision

You have the right to appeal against a disciplinary officer's decision. The written notice of appeal, using the appropriate form (DAF1, available from, must reach the Head of Academic Affairs no later than the date provided in your letter.

The following are the grounds of appeal which will be considered:

  • New evidence has become available which could not have been provided to the Disciplinary Officer.
  • There has been a procedural irregularity.
  • The decision of the Disciplinary Officer was too severe or inappropriate.

The grounds for appeal, with reasons, should be clearly stated on the Disciplinary Appeals Form, and any supporting evidence must be included with the form.