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UCD Assessment Appeals Office

An Oifig Achomharc Measunaithe UCD

UCD is committed to providing an excellent education and student experience. The University supports improvement in educational quality and academic decision-making. However, the University recognises that from time to time situations arise when a student considers that they might have grounds for appeal against a decision related to assessment of their academic work. UCD's Assessment Appeals Policy outlines the principles and process for such an appeal.

The appeal submission period for Semester 2 2016/17 assessments is from 30th June until 27th July 2017.

An assessment appeal will only be considered on the following grounds:

A) Procedural irregularity –
There is evidence of substantive irregularity in the conduct of the assessment process, including where this results in an inappropriate grade assessment.

B) Extenuating circumstances –
i. There were extenuating circumstances of which the Programme Board was aware but had rejected, because the application was late and the programme Board did not consider the reason why the application was late to be valid.
ii. A prior circumstance emerged of which the Programme Board was not aware.

Decisions that can be appealed under the Assessment
Appeals Policy are limited to:

•An appeal against the result of any assessment of
students’ academic work.

•An appeal against the decision of the Academic Council Committee on Examinations on the award of a Research Master’s Degree.

•An appeal against decisions on progression in and award of
doctoral programmes. A student can appeal the decision of
i. the Transfer Assessment Panel or
ii. the decision of the Academic Council Committee on Examinations on the award.

Further information and the assessment appeal application form are available from the UCD Assessment Appeals Office.

Assessment Appeals Office
Room B105B
Newman Building
Tel: 01 716 8546

The Assessment Appeals Office is located in Room B105B in the Newman Building in Belfield.