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Appeals, disciplinary matters & complaints

Appeals, disciplinary matters and complaints

Students have a number of processes available throughout their studies with Alliance MBS should they feel the necessity to use them.

Academic Appeals

An academic appeal is a way of asking the University to reconsider a recent decision by a Board of Examiners. This follows formal notification of results or a decision. For example, an appeal may be against exclusion from a programme of study, degree classification or award, or other Academic decisions. This section, Academic Appeals Procedure, provides guidance on the regulations and processes involved.

Disciplinary Matters

This section, Disciplinary Matters , details the University regulations that apply to all students. This considers matters such as misconduct, plagiarism, collusion, fabrication/falsification of results and cheating in examinations.


This section, Complaints ,details the University regulations on the processes and channels in which a student may raise concerns relating to the quality of their educational experience.

Dignity at Work and Study

The University of Manchester does not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination or bullying. If you believe that you are being bullied or harassed, you can contact a Harassment Advisor. Harassment Advisors provide confidential support and information to students and staff on the University’s policy and will be able to explain the options available to you. For further information see