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In accordance with Regulation 17 , the Chair of the Faculty Board of Studies is responsible for the consideration of all student requests for reviews of results and assessments. The Chair of the Board of Studies, with the Head of Department, has the discretion to decide that there are insufficient grounds for holding a review. The Chair may also agree that there is a prima facie case for a review. Where executive action is inappropriate, an Academic Review Sub-Committee will be established to consider the request. The Committee is convened on an ad hoc basis when required. Meetings take place as required within the time span set out in Regulation 17.

The University provides detailed guidance in academic reviews and review appraisals .

Advice is also available from the Students' Union Advice and Representation Centre.

The decision of the Academic Review Sub-Committee is reported to the Board of Studies and noted in the Board of Studies' minutes for report to Senate.


The membership normally includes:

The Dean of Faculty (Chair of the Sub-Committee)

Two nominated members of the Faculty Board of Studies from a Department other than that of the student.

Two members of academic staff drawn from a panel appointed by and from the Faculty for this purpose, who are from a Department other than that of the student, not members of the Board of Studies, and have experience of student matters such as a Director of Studies.

No members, other than the Chair, should have had previous involvement with the case being considered.

All members of the Academic Review Sub-Committee have equal voting rights. The Committee will, as appropriate, invite witnesses to attend to give evidence. These people do not have voting rights.

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