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Norwich University of the Arts Vice-Chancellor: Professor John Last APPEALS PROCEDURE

We may hold an Appeals Committee to discuss your appeal with you. The Dean of Faculty (not connected to your course) makes a final decision to uphold or not uphold your appeal. We write to you to explain our decision

Upheld or Not Upheld

Yes

In our letter confirming our decision to you, we .... advise that you have the option to ..... make a Further Appeal

You choose to submit a Further Appeal form and evidence to the Academic Registrar

The ViceChancellor as Chair of the Senate considers your Further Appeal – has it been made on valid grounds according to our regulations?

START OF PROCESS You submit your appeal form and evidence to the Academic Registrar

Yes

The Vice-Chancellor makes a decision on your Further Appeal or holds an extraordinary meeting of the Senate (or sub-group) to consider it. The ViceChancellor makes a final decision to uphold or not uphold your Further Appeal. We write to you to explain our decision Upheld or

The Academic Registrar considers your appeal – has it been made on valid grounds according to our regulations?

No

We write to tell you that the appeal hasn’t been made on valid grounds, and advise that you have the option to make a Further Appeal

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No

We write to tell you that the Further Appeal hasn’t been made on valid grounds, and advise that you have the option to take the matter to the OIA

Not upheld

In our letter confirming our decision to you, we advise that you have the option to take the matter to the OIA

..... .................

You choose to submit the matter to the OIA. This is the final stage of appeal

IMPORTANT – Please read: • Before making any appeal, you must speak to your Course Leader, or Dean of Faculty if your Course Leader is unavailable. • You have 10 days from the date of a letter confirming a decision (eg about your marks, to terminate your course etc) to make your appeal. We will always try to respond promptly, but if your appeal is made during or near a University vacation or at a particularly busy time in the University calendar, there may be a delay in discussing your appeal with relevant staff, who may not be available. More information on timescales is available in Section 7 of the 2013-14 Student Regulations and Procedures. • Academic Support staff (within the Academic Registry) can give more advice on the process and will keep you up-to-date on progress once you’ve made your appeal. Please see also the section on appeals on the Academic Registry’s intranet page.

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