Appeals process


There is an appeals process for all misconduct procedures, but the process differs based on which officer or panel handled the original disciplinary.

In all cases, the request for an appeal must be submitted within five working days of the date of the letter confirming the imposed sanctions. There are four grounds for appeal and these are:

1) That the finding was against the weight of the evidence.

2) That the penalty is too severe or otherwise inappropriate.

3) That the process was not in accordance with the principles and procedures set out in these regulations, or were contrary to natural justice.

4) That fresh evidence can be presented, which was not available, or could not reasonably have been made available.

The full procedure for the handling of Student Conduct Appeals is explained in the Student Conduct Regulations.  Please ensure you have read these before submitting an appeal. 

The route for appeals for different situations is outlined in the table below:

Appeals Process

Sanctions imposed by... Appeal heard by... 

Head of Student Wellbeing or Hall Life Manager

A Student Conduct Officer (submit an appeal form to the SCO mailbox)
 Student Conduct Officer (Minor misconduct hearing)  A Vice Principal (submit an appeal form to the Secretariat mailbox)

Vice Principal's Panel (Major misconduct hearing)

Student Misconduct Committee (Appeals) (submit an appeal form to the Secretariat mailbox)

 In order to submit an appeal, it must be submitted on the Student Conduct Appeal Form.