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Student cases

The Student Cases team in the Secretariat administers the various University processes and procedures relating to the following matters:

  • Student complaints
  • Academic appeals (taught and research students)
  • Fitness to study
  • Special cases of student progress that fall outside University regulations
  • Requests from Schools to curtail the opportunities for a student to progress
  • Allegations of cheating, plagiarism, the submission fraudulent or fabricated coursework and academic malpractice
  • Student disciplinary cases, both academic and non-academic
  • Student health and conduct applicable to registrable awards
  • Aegrotat awards
  • Posthumous awards
  • Exceptional extensions to periods of study and temporary leave

We are responsible for the University committees whose work it is to investigate and decide some of the matters set out above. We offer advice and guidance to Schools and individual members of staff on the various processes and related matters. We also give procedural advice to individual students whose case is under consideration.

We provide interpretation of and advice on regulations for taught programmes of study, particularly in the context of complex cases or where special provisions are being requested.

Our overall objective is the fair resolution of cases within the framework of the processes and procedures of the University.

 

Procedures and policies

Further information on the processes and procedures listed above is accesible by clicking on the links below: (Note: if the document does not load in your browser, try refreshing the page by clicking the Refresh button or F5)

1. Student complaints

2. Taught student appeals against the results of University examinations and assessments

    • The appeals procedure is available here
    • A flowchart of the procedure is available here
    • A timeline for the appeals process is available here
    • The appeal submission form is available here
    • Appeal to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education submission form

3. Postgraduate researcher appeals following an adverse academic decision

5. Cheating, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated coursework and malpractice in University examinations and assessments

    • The standard Declarations of Academic Integrity are available here
    • A (non-exhaustive) list of examples of malpractice in University assessments is available here
    • A note on the range of penalties for students who have plagiarised in a University assessment or have submitted fraudulent or fabricated coursework is available here
    • Appeal to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education submission form


6. Disciplinary

7. The University's policy / statement on the following matters is accesible by clicking on the links below:

 

Committees

Further information on the Committees associated with the above processes and procedures are set out below:

 

For staff

  • Our Student Cases SharePoint site is available here

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Contacting the Student Cases team

You can contact any member of the Student Cases team by telephone, e-mail or post as follows:

Tel: 0113 343 1276
Fax: 0113 343 3925
Email: studentcases@leeds.ac.uk

The Student Cases Team
The Secretariat
11.68, Level 11, E C Stoner Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT

 

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Last updated: 21.9.2017 (CLLC)