1. (R) Students found guilty of Major Offences shall have the right of appeal to the University Academic Misconduct Appeals Committee against the decisions of and/or penalties imposed by the Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee. Appeals should be submitted in writing to the Registrar within 5 working days of the student receiving notification of the decision of the Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee, and should set out the grounds for, and nature of the appeal together with any evidence. Grounds for appeal include those listed in paragraph 14.16 in the GAR.

2. (R) The University Academic Misconduct Appeals Committee shall be appointed on an annual basis with the following constitution:

  • Three academic members of Senate approved by the Chair of Senate one of whom shall act as Chair
  • One member of the BUE Students' Union (SU) Board nominated by the SU President.
  • where requested, one member of any validating institute, except at P level.

The Registrar shall provide servicing to the Committee.
No individual who has a conflict of interest with the case to be heard may serve on the University Academic Misconduct Appeals Committee or act as its Secretary.

3. (SP) The University Academic Misconduct Appeals Committee shall decide upon a procedure for the meeting that is appropriate to the nature and grounds of the appeal being considered.

4. (SP) Having reviewed the case, the University Academic Misconduct Appeals Committee shall reach a decision on the appeal. The Appeals Committee may confirm, set aside or amend the decision and/or penalty which are the subject of the appeal. The student shall be informed of the decision and the reasons for it in writing within 3 working days of the meeting.

5. (R) The decision of the University Academic Misconduct Appeals Committee shall be final.