The Higher Education Act 2004 states that the university cannot look at complaints regarding academic judgement. The office of the independent adjudicator (OIA) further describes it as a judgment that is made about a matter where only the opinion of an academic expert is sufficient.
Academic judgment will usually be involved in;
Areas that do not involve academic judgment;
- decisions about the fairness of procedures,
- whether they have been correctly interpreted,
- what the facts are,
- how the university has communicated with you,
- whether an opinion has been expressed outside the area of an academic's competence,
- the way the evidence has been considered,
- whether there is evidence of bias or maladministration.
Page last reviewed: 01/03/2019
Next review due: 31/08/2020