The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing a Great University Appeal

A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Maximise your Chances of Success

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Are you a university student who wants to appeal an unfair decision? In this practical course, developed and delivered by a leading expert in university appeals and a former university lecturer, you will learn the essential steps to produce a persuasive appeal statement. From the moment you discover the bad news to submission of the appeal itself, Dr Sokol will walk you through the process, highlighting common mistakes made by students and methods to increase the prospects of success.

A university appeal can be life-changing for students, affecting their present and their future. By the time you finish this 45-minute course, you will have the knowledge and confidence you need to produce the strongest appeal possible.

Your Instructor

Dr Daniel Sokol
Dr Daniel Sokol

Dr Daniel Sokol, PhD, is a barrister specialising in higher education law and the Founder of Alpha Academic Appeals. He is a former University lecturer and an accredited mediator. He has published widely on the subject of academic appeals and appeared as an expert on BBC Two's 2019 documentary 'The Warwick University Rape Chat Scandal'.

He has provided training to Student Union advisers and university staff and lectured on university appeals at national conferences and to the Education Law Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do this course?
The course, developed by experts in academic appeals, reveals the keys to success and the mistakes - so commonly made by students who appeal without professional help - to avoid. The course is comprehensive, easy to follow and contains lots of practical examples.
How long does the course last?
Approx. 45 minutes
How is the course structured?
6 short video lectures: 1) first steps 2) research 3) strategy 4) evidence 5) drafting 6) submission
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you will have 6-month access across any and all devices you own. This should be more than enough time to deal with your appeal.
Is this course useful for all types of university appeals?
Yes, the lessons apply to the full range of university appeals, from appealing academic results to course withdrawals to findings of academic and non-academic misconduct.
How quickly will I have access to this course?
You will have immediate access to the course upon payment.

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