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Seeking a review of a Result

Can I seek a review of the result I was awarded?

Students may seek a review of a result they were awarded as detailed in the Assessments and Results Policy. Before seeking a review, you should seek feedback on the assessment. After doing so, and if you feel there has been an error in academic judgement by an examiner, this needs to be pursued within the faculty. The chair of the Board of Examiners will review the matter and determine whether the original mark was appropriately reached.

Decisions based on academic judgement cannot be appealed and are not subject to complaint.

Procedure

If you are unhappy with a decision made under the Assessments and Results Policy, you should seek a review from the original decision maker. This will be either the course coordinator or the academic who assessed the work.

Your work can be regraded higher or lower as re-marking is done without reference to the original mark or the examiner's comments.

If dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, a student may lodge an appeal with the Academic Secretary in accordance with the Student Appeals to the Academic Board Policy.

Students should note that appeals arising from decisions of academic judgement cannot be appealed.

Information on how to lodge an appeal arising from an assessment review or dispute is available at https://about.unimelb.edu.au/strategy/governance/peak-bodies-structures/academic-board/student-appeals

Where a complaint about a procedural matter has not been resolved by the Dean or Associate Dean, students may escalate the complaint to the Academic Registrar. Escalated complaints will be considered in accordance with the Student Complaints and Grievances Policy. If dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaint a student may lodge an appeal with the Academic Secretary in accordance with the Student Appeals to the Academic Board Policy.

Information on how to lodge an appeal arising from an assessment complaint or grievance is available at https://about.unimelb.edu.au/strategy/governance/peak-bodies-structures/academic-board/student-appeals.

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