As a result of Stage 3 of the Support for Study Policy & Procedure, interrupted or withdrawn from King’s on a mandatory basis.
Depending on your circumstances, you may have the right to appeal this outcome.
Am I able to make an appeal?
You can appeal the outcome of Stage 3 Support for Study if one of the following circumstances apply:
- There’s new evidence that could not have been, or for good reason was not, made available at the time of the Panel, and the case warrants further consideration.
- You have evidence of a significant procedural error on the part of the College before or during the Panel, and the case warrants further consideration.
The Vice-Principal of Education will have the discretion to consider grounds (including grounds of compassion) other than those stated above in deciding whether to allow an appeal to be heard.
Students can appeal via Student Conduct & Appeals by submitting a written statement detailing the grounds for their appeal within 10 working days of being notified of a decision at Stage Three.
You may wish to consider consulting with KCLSU Advice before submitting your appeal for advice and support.
What happens at a Stage 3 review meeting?
After you submit your appeal, there will be a review meeting. This is an opportunity for you to meet with the staff who were involved in your Stage 3 meeting and demonstrate your ability to resume your studies.
You'll discuss whether you have the appropriate support in place to return to or continue with your studies. The meeting might also involve:
- A discussion of whether you’ve met the conditions or recommendations implemented by the original panel;
- A discussion of any treatment plans that you are following with external/statutory agencies;
- that King’s offer you whilst you’re studying.
What happens if I don’t want to go to the review meeting?
We recommend that you attend . The purpose of the meeting is to support you, and attending means you’re able to ask questions directly and let university staff know your preferred outcomes. We aim to address all issues that need to be raised as sensitively as possible.
However, if you decide not to attend your review meeting, we can consider a written statement from you instead.
Can I bring someone with me to the review meeting?
We’re happy for you to bring someone to support you. This could be a family member, a friend or a KCLSU Advice Caseworker who can represent you.
Adjustments can also be made to the ask the Support for Study team and/or about this.
What happens if I don’t want a specific staff member to attend a meeting?
The Support for Study team will take all reasonable steps to make sure that the staff who attend are the appropriate people to be at the meeting. Everyone who’s invited is there to provide support and advice to both you and the panel.
In some circumstances, you may not want a specific member of staff there, for example if there is a conflict of interest. If this is the case, please contact the Support for Study team.