Your appeal will be investigated by a senior member of Student Administration, who is known as the Investigating Officer.
The Investigating Officer will first decide whether or not:
- Your appeal has been received within the deadline;
- the issues you have raised fall under the appeals procedure;
- you have given enough information and provided enough evidence to investigate.
If your appeal is submitted after the deadline, or you do not provide sufficient information or evidence to allow us to investigate, it may be dismissed without further investigation and you will be advised in writing of this decision.
If the Investigating Officer decides to proceed with an investigation, they will begin by establishing the facts and which College regulations, policies or procedures apply. This may involve contacting other areas of the College including your School/Department, DDS or the Wellbeing Team and sharing information about your appeal with them. However, please be assured that the information will be treated as confidential by all members of staff, and will not be shared more widely than necessary.
Please remember that the appeal form is your opportunity to fully explain your reasons for appealing and provide all the information you would like taken into account. In exceptional cases we may contact you for clarification, but do not assume that you will have a further opportunity to make your case.