Academic Appeals – how to get out of academic misconduct

Academic Appeals Solicitors

Academic Appeals

Expert Academic Appeals Solicitors

As a university student, you may face various challenges during your academic journey, such as unfair treatment, procedural irregularities, or disputes with your institution. As experienced education law solicitors, we can assist you with your academic appeal to ensure the best possible outcome.

Education law covers a wide range of issues that students may encounter, including fitness to practise proceedings, academic appeals, unfair practice, student disciplinary hearings, extenuating circumstances applications, appeals against withdrawal, university complaints, complaints about PhD supervision, and complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA). As academic appeals solicitors, we assist you with this process.

The kinds of issues that students may encounter, whilst at university, may include fitness to practise proceedings, academic appeals, unfair practice, student disciplinary hearings, extenuating circumstances applications, appeals against withdrawal, university complaints, complaints about PhD supervision, and complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA).

We can provide expert legal advice to help you better understand your rights and to help you resolve any issues that you may have with your institute.

It is incredibly important to ensure that your academic appeal covers the right points and that any thing that is submitted to the university is worded in the most powerful way possible.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the key issues to include and the right way to set out an argument to ensure it is as persuasive as it can be.

To speak to an expert academic appeals solicitor in Birmingham, call us on 0121 309 0013, email us at info@ailegal.uk or fill in our contact form.

 

Fitness to Practise Proceedings

If you are pursuing a degree in a profession such as healthcare, education, or law, you may be subject to fitness to practise proceedings. These proceedings assess your suitability to enter or remain in the profession based on factors such as conduct, health, or academic performance.

If you are subject to such proceedings, this could result in termination of your place on the program of study, and would bring your career to an end even before it has begun. The ban on joining the profession would apply for all times. Our academic appeals solicitors can help you with your fitness to practise problem. We will proceed in a careful and considered manner. You should take the matter seriously, to speak to an expert academic appeals solicitor in Birmingham, call us on 0121 309 0013, email us at info@ailegal.uk or fill in our contact form.

 

Academic appeals

Academic appeals usually relate to challenging decisions which are related to your academic performance, such as examination results, assessment marks, or degree classifications. An academic appeal is usually needed to appeal a decision such as the ones listed. Each institution has its own process, which can be confusing.

To speak to an expert academic appeals solicitor who can assist you in identifying valid grounds for your appeal and can guide you through the complicated process to ensure your concerns are addressed fairly, call us on 0121 309 0013, email us at info@ailegal.uk or fill in our contact form.

 

Academic misconduct

Academic misconduct which may also be described as unfair practice covers a broad spectrum of allegations, including plagiarism, cheating, collusion, or other breaches of academic integrity. Accusations of academic misconduct, or unfair practice, can lead to severe penalties, even expulsion. We can help you understand the allegations, gather evidence, and prepare your defence. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure thatyou receive a fair hearing.

Please contact us now to get help with an allegation of academic misconduct. We will do all we can to make sure that your case is dealt with efficiently and that the right outcome is achieved.

 

Disciplinary hearings

You may be subject to a formal disciplinary hearing process in relation to allegations of misconduct, ranging from academic dishonesty to breaches of university policies. We can provide you with advice on your rights, the disciplinary process, and help you prepare a compelling and robust defence.

 

Extenuating circumstances

If unexpected and significant personal or medical issues impact your academic performance, you can apply for extenuating circumstances. Ordinarily, you must make this application immediately at the time of, or within a few days of having sat the assessment or submitted the assignment. If your application is successful, you are permitted to re-sit the assessment or redo an assignment for submission without a cap on the score that you can achieve. Without a successful extenuating or mitigating circumstances application, you may be limited in either the number of re-sits/resubmissions or the highest score achievable, i.e. you may be capped at a score of “pass” even if you score a higher mark. Or your application for extenuating circumstances may have been refused.

We can help in either situation and guide you through the process, help gather necessary documentation, and submit a persuasive application for consideration by your university.

 

Expulsion from degree programme

In cases where your university or institution has terminated your participation in the degree program, you will have the right to appeal the decision.

We can support you in understanding the reasons for withdrawal, identifying valid grounds for appeal, and presenting a strong case for reinstatement.

 

University complaints

You may encounter various issues during your time at university, such as poor teaching or supervision, harassment, or discrimination.

As university appeals solicitors, we can guide you through the process of resolving the matter either informally or by helping you make an official complaint, ensuring it meets the university’s requirements and increasing the likelihood of an acceptable resolution.

 

Complaints About PhD Supervision

As a PhD student, you might face unique challenges with your supervisor, including inadequate guidance or unresponsiveness.

We are experienced and expert education law solicitors, we can help you navigate the complaint process, ensuring your concerns are addressed and your academic progress is not hindered.

 

Complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA)

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator (also known as the OIA) is an independent body that reviews unresolved complaints from students in higher education institutions across England and Wales. If your complaint remains unresolved after exhausting your institution’s internal procedures, we can help you submit a complaint to the OIA, ensuring it meets the necessary criteria and is presented effectively.

 

Contact our Academic Appeals solicitor

If you would like to discuss your case and ask us for the help and representation you need, ring us today and we will be happy to speak to you.

To talk to an expert education solicitor in Birmingham, call on 0121 309 0013, email us or fill in our contact form.