How to represent yourself at an academic appeal hearing

Many students who are appealing a university’s decision fail to do themselves justice at the oral academic appeal hearing. Dr Daniel Sokol gives 10 tips on how to represent yourself at these important hearings. 1. Know the format of the academic appeal hearing The secret to a successful appeal hearing is preparation – knowing the facts of your case, the relevant rules and regulations, the strengths and weaknesses of your arguments and the University’s arguments – but it is difficult to prepare if you do not know the format of the hearing. If not available, ask for details of the…

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