Trinity College Dublin

Skip to main content.

Top Level TCD Links

Sitemap

You are here

Appeals

Appeals for undergraduate students take place in June and September, after the Annual  and Supplemental examination sessions.  There are two levels of appeals: Faculty or course (Courts of First Appeal) and College (Academic Appeals Committee). 
Cases must go to the relevant Court of First Appeal before they can be heard by the Academic Appeals Committee. If the Court of First Appeal does not grant the appeal, you then have the option to take the appeal to the College Academic Appeals. 
There are three grounds for appeal:

 

    1. Case not adequately covered by College regulations
    2. Regulations not properly applied
    3. Ad misericordiam

    Guidelines on ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ in support of an ad misericordiam appeal and on circumstances not normally accepted as grounds for an ad misericordiam appeal: https://www.tcd.ie/undergraduate-studies/assets/documents/Exceptional%20Circumstances%2026-02-16.pdf

    Guidelines for documentary evidence required in support of an ad misericordiam appeal at https://www.tcd.ie/undergraduate-studies/assets/documents/EvidenceofadmisAppeal%2027-01-16%20(1).pdf 

     

     

You need to complete the appeal form and send it to the appropriate office.  The same appeal form is used in both Courts of First Appeal and Academic Appeals cases. At the faculty/course level, the appeal will be heard by a committee chaired by the Dean or an acting Dean with a group of staff from the relevant faculty.  The tutor and the student will normally be interviewed by the committee. For details on the Courts of First appeal, please see https://www.tcd.ie/undergraduate-studies/academic-progress/appeals.php and https://www.tcd.ie/calendar/1415-2/part-2-undergraduate-courses-and-other-general-information/general-regulations-and-information/academic-progress/#cofa


The College Academic Appeals committee is chaired by the Registrar and includes the previous Senior Tutor, a representative from the Law School, the President of the Graduate Students’ Union and three other members – see the Calendar for their names.  The Senior Lecturer and the Senior Tutor (Secretary) are in attendance.  Again the student and the tutor are interviewed and the Chair of the Court of First Appeal  represents theviews of that court..  See https://www.tcd.ie/calendar/1415-2/part-2-undergraduate-courses-and-other-general-information/general-regulations-and-information/academic-progress/#appealscomm

For information on the procedures followed by the Academic Appeals Committee, please click here.
An important point to note is that the neither of the committees can change the mark given to a specific piece of work but they may alter the consequences of the marks. For options concerning mark changes, please consult the Re-mark/Re-check section of the Calendar athttps://www.tcd.ie/calendar/1415-2/part-2-undergraduate-courses-and-other-general-information/general-regulations-and-information/academic-progress/#re-marks
 .
2017 Dates for Court of First Appeals

Click herefor the list of Court of First Appeal dates.

  • TSM
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Computer Science and Statistics
  • Dental School


As tutors are aware, all appeals coming to the Academic Appeals Committee must first be heard by the appropriate Court of 1st Appeal within each area. Please contact relevant areas for details of Courts of 1st Appeal (as above).

More information on the role and powers of Courts of First Appeal and Academic Appeals: https://www.tcd.ie/undergraduate-studies/assets/documents/InfoRoleandPowersofCourtsofAppealandSpecialExams.pdf


The dates for Academic Appeals Committee are as follows:

Acdemic Appeals (Annual) 2017

Wednesday 28th June from 2.30pm

Medicine and Therapies (TBC)


All Appeals forms and documentation must be submitted two days prior to your appeal date and before 1pm to millaned@tcd.ie . Student's name and number should be on all appeal documents including all back up documents.

Contact person: Donncha Millane ext: 2551

Academic Appeals (Supplemental) 2017;

Tuesday 26th September - Medicine, Therapies and Law

Wednesday 27th September - Science and Enginerring (AM) / Pharmacy and Computer Science (PM)

Monday 2nd October - AHSS including BESS and TSM

Tuesday 3rd October - Nursing and Midwifery

All Appeals forms and documentation must be submitted two days prior to your appeal date and before 1pm to millaned@tcd.ie . Student's name and number should be on all appeal documents including all back up documents.

Contact person: Donncha Millane ext: 2551

Last updated 18 September 2017 Senior Tutor Office (Email).