Reviews and Appeals

Have you received a result that you're unhappy with? If you believe you may have grounds to request a review, our Student Assist Officers can help you navigate the review process smoothly.

Please note that UWA has made changes to the University Policy on Review and Appeal of Academic Decisions Relating to Students in Coursework courses, effective 1st January 2023. The Review and Appeals process is outlined below.

There are four types of reviews:

  • Assessment Outcome
  • Final Grade/Mark
  • Progress Status
  • Academic Decision

*Note that you must lodge your request for a review within 10 University working days of receipt of results or an academic decision (or within 20 University working days from release of progress status).

Steps to take if you want to request a Review

1. The University recommends that you first discuss your academic concerns (except Review of Progress Status) with the relevant unit coordinator or staff member for an Informal Resolution by emailing them directly or via askUWA. If you do not receive a prompt response or are unhappy with the response, do not delay lodging your request for a Review. You will still need to meet the formal review deadlines if the issue is not resolved by informal resolution.

2. Read the University Policy on Review and Appeal of Academic Decisions relating to students and Schedule A which outlines the grounds upon which you can request a review.

Download Schedule A

3. Identify which type of review you would like to request, and fill out the online Review form.

What happens next?

You will be notified of the outcome within the timeframe specified in Schedule A. If you are unhappy with the Review outcome, you then can lodge an online Appeal via Public Report Form, based on grounds outlined in Schedule A.

Need a helping hand?

The reviews and appeal process can be confusing, so don’t hesitate to contact Student Assist if you need help at any stage of the process. Our team assists students with reviews and appeals regularly, and can offer support by:

  • Helping you understand the Review and Appeal process, and figure out whether you have grounds to apply
  • Giving advice on how to produce a statement to support your application
  • Proofreading your statement to ensure that you’ve included the correct information
  • Attending meetings with you, or helping you to communicate with relevant faculty members.