Appeals

Submitting an appeal

Students should note that the School operates a strict deadline for the submission of appeals. All appeals must be submitted within ten working days of the release of your results on LSE for You. The specific deadlines are listed below. If you do not submit your appeal by the listed deadline, it will not be considered.

If you believe you have valid grounds for appealing against the decision of the board of examiners, you should read the Appeals Guidance| and the Appeals regulations|.

You should then carefully follow the procedure described below.

If you have any questions regarding the appeals process, please email ssc.appeals@lse.ac.uk| and we will respond to your query as quickly as possible.

Alternatively, independent advice on it can be obtained from the LSE Students' Union Advice Centre|.

Some points to note

  • Appeals must be submitted using the appeal submission form. It should be completed in full and submitted by email to ssc.appeals@lse.ac.uk by the deadline with any relevant supporting information (such as a medical certificate).
    Incomplete appeals will not normally be considered.
  • You can submit your appeal in hard copy using the appeal submission form and either deliver it by hand or mailing it to the: Assessment Regulations Team, Student Services Centre, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.
  • You must submit your appeal within ten working days of the date on which the School posted the decision which you wish to appeal against. Please see the list of specific deadlines below.
  • Please remember that the questioning of the academic judgement of the Sub-Board or School Board of Examiners, if it has acted in accordance with all relevant regulations and procedures, cannot form a basis of any appeal.

For all appeals submitted to ssc.appeals@lse.ac.uk| you will receive an automated response confirming receipt of your appeal and will normally receive a decision on it within 10-20 working days of it being received.

Deadlines for submission of appeal

Appeal submissions must be submitted by 5pm (17:00 BST) on the relevant date indicated below:

 

  LLB Intermediate Students

  Wednesday 9 July 2014

LLB Parts I and II students

Monday 21 July 2014

Undergraduate students

Tuesday 29 July 2014

9 month Diploma and Masters students

Tuesday 29 July 2014

 

Grounds for Appeal

You can make an appeal on either or both of the following grounds (reasons):

  • (Paragraph 6.1 of the appeals regulations) that the examination board did not follow the correct procedure such that there is reasonable doubt that the decision would have been the same if board had followed the correct procedure;
  • (Paragraph 6.2) that there is new information about exceptional (mitigating) circumstances that affected the examination outcome. If you are appealing against a final degree classification for this reason you must also be able to meet the following conditions:

(a) that your mark profile is no more than three marks below the next higher classification in a single course; and/or

(b) that your mark profile is no more than five marks away from the next higher classification on aggregate.

  • (Paragraph 7) If appealing under paragraph 6.2, you must provide:

(Paragraph 7.1) evidence of why you did not report those circumstances at the time, as set out in the procedure for submitting exceptional (mitigating) circumstances; and

(Paragraph 7.2) evidence of the exceptional circumstances.

  • (Paragraph 8) You must provide all the necessary evidence at the time you make the appeal. You cannot provide material later without our agreement.
  • (Paragraph 9) All evidence must be in English, and you are responsible for getting any official translations if necessary.
  • (Paragraph 10) There are no other reasons for making an appeal. Specifically, you cannot appeal because you want to question the academic judgement of an examination board or individual examiners.

Please note that complaints about dissertation supervision and/or dissatisfaction with the teaching of a course cannot be considered under the School’s appeals regulations. These are properly matters to be considered under the School’s complaints procedure|.

If following the completion of the School's internal procedures you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your appeal, you may be eligible to appeal to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator|.

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