Reconsideration of assessment decisions

If you would like an assessment mark or grade to be reconsidered, follow these steps:

  1. Within five working days of receiving the assessment mark or grade, discuss it with your lecturer.
  2. If you are not satisfied with the lecturer’s explanation, you can apply for reconsideration to your Academic Programme Manager (APM) within ten working days of receiving the assessment mark or grade 

Assessment reconsideration requests may lead to one of the following:

  • a recount
  • a re-mark
  • mark reconsideration
  • review of assessment evidence
  • reassessment
  • no action

An outcome of the reconsideration might be either no change to the mark or a raise of the grade or mark.

Reconsideration of course final grade

You may request a reconsideration of a course final grade if you can meet one of the following grounds:

  1. There was an irregularity in the conduct of the summative assessment.
  2. There was an irregularity in the results reporting and approval process.
Note: An application to reconsider a course final grade must be submitted within ten working days of grade publication.

How to apply:

  1. Discuss your application with a Student Advocate or Student Advisor.
  2. Decide what grounds you will be basing your application on.
  3. Collect evidence to prove the grounds are met.
  4. Complete the Final Grade Reconsideration Form (PDF, 66KB).
  5. Email the form along with any evidence to your Head of School.

What happens next?

  1. You will receive an acknowledgment email.
  2. The Head of School will contact you within five working days to let you know whether or not the grounds have been met for reconsideration.
  3. If the grounds have been met, an investigator from outside your School will be appointed. The investigator will contact you if they need any further information.
  4. You may be asked to meet with the investigator. You can take a support person or advocate with you to any meetings.
  5. The Head of School will email you to let you know the result of the investigation.
If you disagree with the outcome of the grade reconsideration, you may be able to appeal this decision.