In almost all cases (for undergraduates) your situation will now be reviewed by your School’s Progress Committee.
The following advice & information relates to continuing undergraduate students only — there is advice for postgraduate students at the bottom of the page.
If you’ve just received your re-sit results and haven’t done as well as you’d hoped don’t lose all faith just yet! In almost all cases your situation will now be reviewed by your School’s Progress Committee.
This is where various members of staff review your academic performance up to this point and make a decision on whether you should progress on to the next stage of your course. The Progress Committee may be able to take certain circumstances into account, before arriving at their decision.
Can I attend a Progress Committee meeting?
This varies depending on the School you are studying in but most Schools do not permit students to attend in person. You should be notified in writing (normally to your University email address so make sure you are checking this regularly!) of the date of the Progress Committee and will be invited to submit any information you think it’s important for the committee to review before reaching its decision.
Can I submit something in writing to the Progress Committee?
Yes absolutely, all students have the right to make a written submission to the Progress Committee regardless of the School they are studying in. We normally suggest you do this in a formal letter and you can see some tips on writing a formal letter on our website here.
Can I submit a letter from my friend/parent/doctor or other evidence about my situation?
Yes it’s a good idea to submit any evidence you think is relevant to your situation and if you’d like us to check over this before you submit please get in touch with our SRC Advice Centre. Don’t wait for the Progress Committee to ask for evidence — it’s likely they won’t, so you need to be pro-active.
What can I ask the Progress Committee to do?
Generally speaking if you are being reviewed by the Progress Committee it’s because you haven’t met the required grades to progress to the next section of your course. This can happen for various different reasons and we’d normally suggest that you think carefully about what the best route forward is for you. For example, if your performance has been affected in the last year because of personal or medical circumstances it may be best for you to request a repeat year. If you aren’t sure what to ask the committee for, you should discuss it with your Adviser of Studies or the SRC Advice Centre beforehand.
What if I am unhappy with the Progress Committee’s decision?
You may be able to appeal against the Progress Committee’s decision if you can show one of the grounds for appeal — please read the SRC Advice Centre’s academic appeals webpage for more information about this.
If you are currently studying on a taught postgraduate course you will normally not be subject to a Progress Committee. In most cases, if (after any re-sits) you have not achieved a Grade Point Average of 12.0 or higher you will be discontinued from the course. This means you will not be permitted to progress to the dissertation part of the course, and instead offered either a Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate (depending on your results to date). If you would like any more advice or information on this you should speak to your Course Convenor or the SRC Advice Centre.
If you need any further help or advice in relation to Progress Committees you should get in touch with the SRC Advice Centre.