A bad exam result can have serious consequences on a student’s future, including poorer job prospects and loss of earnings.
For example, a recent study showed that graduates with a 2:1 degree or higher can expect to earn 7%-9% more than graduates with lower degrees. Over a life time, a lower degree could therefore represent hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost earnings.
Academic performance at university remains on a person’s curriculum vitae for many years. It is not surprising, therefore, that many students who feel that their result does not reflect their true ability want to appeal the result.
The process of appealing can be stressful and daunting. There are regulations to navigate, evidence to obtain, documents to write, and short deadlines to meet, and all of this at a time when students are understandably anxious about their future.
We are a team of 5 barristers with expertise in academic appeals, including disability discrimination, and we work 7 days a week to help our clients. Our job is to remove the stress and help students produce the most compelling appeal possible. Since 2011, we have helped thousands of students in their appeals, from advising them on tactics and evidence to writing their appeal statement and representing them at hearings.
We are trusted by embassies, academics and student unions, and we train university staff and student advisers.
We take huge pride in the quality of our work and are thrilled when our clients succeed. One student from King’s College London, who had done badly in an exam due to extenuating circumstances, wrote:
"I received outstanding service from Alpha Academic Appeals. From the initial telephone discussion right through to the final meeting, I was provided with excellent advice and support; I felt completely reassured that I was being heard and I was kept involved every step of the way. The barrister dealt with my situation very promptly and professionally, the end result being a fantastic appeal statement that summed up everything that needed to be said in a very clear and concise manner. The service I received was second to none."