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Student Cases

The Student Cases team in the Secretariat administers the various University procedures relating to the following matters:

  • Student complaints
  • Hate crime, sexual assault and online harassment
  • Academic appeals (taught students and postgraduate researchers)
  • Fitness to study
  • Special cases of student progress that fall outside normal School processes
  • Requests from Schools to curtail the opportunities for a student to progress
  • Allegations of academic misconduct
  • Student disciplinary cases, both academic and non-academic
  • Student health and conduct applicable to registrable awards
  • Aegrotat awards
  • Posthumous awards
  • Exceptional extensions to periods of study and temporary leave

We are responsible for the University committees whose work it is to investigate and decide some of the matters set out above. We offer advice and guidance to Schools and individual members of staff on the student case process. We also give procedural advice to individual students whose case is under consideration.

We provide interpretation of and advice on regulations for taught programmes of study, particularly in the context of complex cases or where special provisions are being requested.

Our overall objective is the fair resolution of cases within the framework of the University regulations and case procedures of the University.



Further information on the processes and procedures listed above is accessible by clicking on the links below:

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If you require any of the documents or forms listed below in an alternative, more accessible, format, please contact the Student Cases team - see contact details below. )


1. Student complaints

2. Hate crime, sexual assaultĀ and online harassment

3. Academic appeals against the results of University examinations and assessments (for both taught students and postgraduate researchers)

4. Fitness to study

5. Academic misconduct

6. Disciplinary

7. Progression

8. The University's policy / statement on the following matters is accessible by clicking on the links below:



The Student Cases Team manages the following Committees:

Committee on Applications - Terms of Reference

University Committee on Student Discipline - Terms of Reference

University Special Cases Committee - Terms of Reference

University Committee on Health & Conduct - Terms of Reference


For staff


Contacting the Student Cases team

You can contact any member of the Student Cases team by e-mail as follows:


The Student Cases Team
The Secretariat
University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT


Last updated: 27.7.2023