Student Progress Procedures

The Student Progress Service is responsible for a range of procedures that cover specific circumstances which some students may face during their studies.  Examples include needing to change degree programme, to suspend studies for a period, to submit a complaint or to appeal against an assessment outcome. 

The full list of Student Progress Procedures can be found below – please follow the links to find out more about each one:

Academic Queries & Appeals Procedure

Assessment Irregularities Procedures

Change of Circumstances Procedures

Personal Extenuating Circumstances Procedures

Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes

Support to Study Procedure

Fitness to Practise Procedure (Faculty of Medical Sciences)

Noise Nuisance Protocol

Student Complaints & Resolution Procedure

Student Disciplinary Procedure

Support During Formal Casework Proceedings

In the event that a student submits and appeal or complaint or is subject to formal disciplinary procedures, they may be accompanied to meetings by a friend or supporter.  Students should consult the guidance note on the role of the friend or supporter for further information.


All information provided to, shall be treated as confidential, subject to the need to divulge information to investigate a case and any requirements of the Data Protection legislation. It is equally important that the Subject of the Investigation, also respects the need for confidentiality throughout the investigation process. Where confidentiality is breached this may be deemed an act of misconduct under the University’s Disciplinary procedures.

Relevant members of staff will be informed of the outcome in confidence. Senior members of staff may also receive a copy of the outcome in confidence, in order for the University to learn/act on issues identified from an investigation.

Office of the Independent Adjudicator

Provision for independent external review of disciplinary outcomes is made through the existence of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator. Further information about the Adjudicator’s role is available online at