Recheck means checking and ensuring that all parts of an examination have been marked and that no error occurred in the recording.
- After every examination session students have a right to see and examine their scripts on the specified date.
- In the event that any errors become apparent during the consultation between the lecturer and the student, the lecturer should inform the Head of Department of the need to alter the mark/grade.
- No fee shall be payable for a Recheck requested on a formal consultation day.
PROCEDURE FOR RECHECK
- Students are encouraged to attend a formal consultation with the Internal Examiner, and may request a Recheck during the consultation.
- Students who cannot attend a formal consultation with the Internal Examiner may make a formal request for a Recheck in writing to the relevant Head of Department within seven days of the date of publication of results.
- A Recheck will normally be carried out by the Internal Examiner.
- The Head of Department shall communicate the result of a Recheck to the student.
Review means the re-marking of the examination script and of all relevant assessment material, by the External Examiner.
PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW
- Formal review request can be made by students using the review request form at student.gmit.ie
- There is a charge of €50 per module to have your examinations reviewed.
- A review must be filed for within 7 days of a recheck or 7 days after exams results are released.z
- The Registrar shall inform the appellant of the outcome of the Review. The fee(s) will be returned if a Review results in the mark being increased. The result of a review is the final decision in relation to the marking of scripts.
- A change of result arising from the Review shall be amended on the Broadsheet of Examination Results. If this is the case then the review fee shall be refunded to the student.
- Where there is evidence of irregularity in the conduct of an examination, the Registrar may initiate a review of marks/grades awarded to students in a particular module.
Appeal means the consideration of extraneous matters relating to examinations.
PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL
Applications for Appeal are dealt with by the Institute’s Examinations Appeals Board.
- A formal request for an Appeal shall be made by a student using the form on student.gmit.ie
- The request is made by writing to the Registrar and forwarding the appropriate fee, which is refundable if the Appeal is successful.
- Such a request must be made within 14 days of the release of examination results, or 7 days following notification of the outcome of a Recheck or Review.
- A request for an Appeal must clearly identify the grounds on which the Appeal.
- An Examinations Appeals Board will not consider requests that contain allegations against a member of staff or another student.
- Where an Examinations Appeals Board meets on more than one occasion to consider a case, membership of the Examinations Appeals Board will remain the same.
CONDUCT OF THE APPEAL PROCESS
- The appellant shall be invited to make representation at the meeting of the Examinations Appeals Board. The appellant may be accompanied by a person of their choice, such as the President of the Students’ Union, a college chaplain, a student Counsellor, a friend or a parent.
- The Examinations Appeals Board shall consider the request, all the information provided, and the reasons stated for the appeal.
- The possible outcomes of the appeal are:
- Grant a defer;
- Grant a defer plus progression to the next stage;
- Dismiss the appeal
- Amend the result in the context of the overall award.
- All decisions of an Examinations Appeals Board shall be by majority vote.
- The Registrar shall inform the appellant of the outcome of an Appeal.
- The Registrar shall also inform the Progression & Awards Board at its subsequent meeting and the relevant Head Academic Unit.
- The appellant or any party to the appeals process who deem the outcome to be unsatisfactory may submit their case to the Ombudsman.
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