Senate Appeals Committee 2023-24

Terms of reference 

To consider and determine academic appeals by all students under the regulations governing appeals as approved by the Senate.  Panels are convened on a case by case basis. 


  • The President and Vice-Chancellor, or nominee 
  • A Dean or nominee (from a Faculty other than that of the appellant) 
  • A member of the academic staff in membership of Senate 
  • The Students’ Union president or nominee 

The Chair may also co-opt onto the Senate Appeals Committee:

  • an additional independent member of another Faculty or Professional Service; 
  • an external representative of the relevant profession where a programme of study is subject to validation by an external professional body;
  • in the case of a student studying at another institution for an award accredited by, validated by or made by the University of Southampton, a representative of the host institution. 

Members of the Senate Appeals Committee should not have been involved in teaching/supervising the student nor should they have been involved in any previous discussions about the student’s case.