Appeals should be started within 15 working days of receiving the result.

1. Informal Appeal.
Attend the exam review session or ask your subject coordinator for a break down of your final mark. In your appeal, explain exactly where you should have received more marks, based on the marking rubric. Be as specific as you can, for example, in question 6 where I was to give 3 theories, I gave 2 and should have received 6 out of 10 instead of 2 out of 10.

2. Appeal to the Faculty.
If you are not happy with the response from your informal appeal, you have 20 working days to lodge a formal appeal. Include ALL supporting documentation / evidence, where you outline how the process used to give you that mark was not correct. Do not focus on academic opinion – only talk about process.

3. Appeal to the Student Appeals Body (SAB).
If you are not happy with the response from your Faculty, you may be able to lodge an SAB appeal. You will need to clearly show procedural unfairness or breach of policy with the Faculty’s decision. This may include faults in the formal appeal outcome, or that the Faculty did not fully consider all of the information provided to them.

Be clear about your appeal. Address your marker’s and your faculty’s comments and concerns. Working hard and then unexpectedly failing is not grounds for appeal. An appeal cannot be based on someone else passing when you did not. Have a realistic idea of what outcome you want, e.g., a remark, an extra assessment or a change of weighting towards a particular piece of work.

If you would like an SRC Caseworker to read over your appeal before submitting it, email it to help@src.usyd.edu.au.

More information is available here:
http://srcusyd.net.au/src-help/academic-issues/academic-appeals/