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Frequently Asked Questions

I was accused of plagiarism by my University. Is there anything I can do?

If you have not plagiarised then you can appeal and we can assist with the appeal. If you have plagiarised but have mitigating circumstances you can still appeal within public law grounds. We are happy to discuss the options with you.

I am an overseas student but I should be entitled to home fees. Can I appeal against this decision?

It depends on your circumstances, the reasons why you have been overseas and how long you have been in the UK.

I have not received adequate supervision from my supervisor. What can I do about this?

You may have a claim for breach of contract and/or may pursue an internal complaint. This will depend on the Regulations and Handbooks that you were provided with at the outset of your course.

I have been disciplined under the University’s internal discipline procedures. Do I have a right of appeal?

Yes, generally once you have exhausted the first stage of any disciplinary procedure, you will have the right of appeal.

Can I get legal assistance for internal university procedures?

Yes, a Legal Adviser can assist you to draft your appeal, liaise with the University and sometimes can represent you at any hearing.

Is it possible to assist me with an appeal to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator?

Yes we can assist with drafting the appeal and representing you before the OIA.  You can find more details on our OIA page.

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