Grade Appeals

All the work you submit and the exams you take at the University of Lincoln are internally and externally marked.

Depending on what you are studying, your work will also be either second or double marked but your final result is decided by the 'Board of Examiners'.

The Advice Centre is here to impartially support and advise you if you are unhappy with your grade, either by trying to resolve the issues informally with your School, or through the University's formal process of a 'Review and Appeal'. If you are unsure if you have grounds to request a review please get in touch.


First Step - Review

A review can only be requested within 10 days of receiving your 'official result'. You can request a review if you want to ensure that all material circumstances were taken in to account when the decision was reached. Our advisors can check you have all the correct evidence and bits and pieces.

Unfortunately, you cannot submit a Review request for any of the following reasons:

  • Marginal failure to attain a higher degree classification
  • An appeal against the academic judgement of internal or external examiners
  • Retrospective complaints against the standard of tutoring etc.


Second Step - Appeal

If you're unhappy with the outcome of the Review, you have another 10 day window to submit an appeal. Appeal forms are available on request from 'Academic Appeals Officers' and we can help here at the Advice Centre with the process and regulations regarding both reviews and appeals.


Useful contacts

SU Advice Centre

[email protected]

01522 837000


Student Complaints Officers


Lisa Baker

[email protected]

01522 88 6665

Marina Fox

[email protected]

01522 88 6690

Jocelyn Acquaye

[email protected]

01522 88 6374