Appeals

An appeal against a decision by the examination board should be made in accordance with the General Academic Regulations, as outlined in the AUT University Calendar.


Note: the content provided is a summary only. A full description of guidelines and processes can be found on pages 31 - 34 in the AUT University Postgraduate Handbook.

Appeals against results

A student may appeal against the final result determined by the examination board in respect of a paper if:

  • It can be shown that additional information has become available which was not available, and could not reasonably have been made available, to the examination board at the time it made its original decision
  • There was a material irregularity in the conduct of the assessment, or in the examination board or board of studies procedures

Any such appeal must be lodged with the dean within 14 days of the time at which the result of the assessment was made available to the student.

Thesis appeals

Students may appeal against an assessment decision for a thesis, whether at the first examination or re-examination, and request a review of the examiners' recommendations. Any such appeal must be lodged with the University Postgraduate Board within 3 months of the date of notification of the result.

Requests for review are permitted only on the following grounds:
  • It can be shown that additional information has become available which was not available, and could not reasonably have been made available, to the examination board at the time it made its original decision
  • There was a material irregularity in the conduct of the assessment, or in the examination board or board of studies procedures
A student may also appeal against an assessment decision for a thesis, whether at the first examination or re-examination, and request a review of the examiners' recommendations.


Last updated: 14-Feb-2014 7.57pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.