More than any other area of advice we provide, it's this one that sets us apart from any other campus-based source of advice.

This area of advice covers academic appeals, academic misconduct, disciplinaries, complaints and a lot more too.

In each of these areas, the SU's independence from the University coupled with our advisers' expertise is crucial to delivering effective, objevtive, impartial advice.

Universities are rife with regulations – that’s not a criticism, it’s just the way it is.  Each of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter has its own policies and procedures.


Getting Advice

From time-to-time students can find themselves on the wrong end of this procedure or that regulation. If you’re that student, you might want to discuss what’s happened, or happening, with an SU adviser.

You can get advice from the Students’ Union’s Advice Service.  You can book an appointment with one of our advisers or alternatively, email your enquiry to

In the meantime, below you can access some useful information about some of the more common academic and university-related issues that from time-to-time arise.


Each of the two Universities has its own policies and procedures on:

  • Academic appeals

  • Academic misconduct

  • Complaints

  • Disciplinaries

  • Extenuating circumstances / mitigation

  • Health, wellbeing and support for study

  • Intermitting / interrupting

  • Withdrawing


To find out more on the above academic topics, specific to your University, head over to our University of Exeter and Falmouth University info pages (linked below).



Below is a list of the type of issues that sometimes arise together with links to the relevant pages on the two Universities’ websites – if you need some help, get in contact with The Students' Union Advice Service.

Our list includes only the more ‘popular’ regulations - there are lots of others too! See your University’s website for details or contact us for help.


Academic Appeals Exeter Falmouth (See Appeals)
Academic regulations Exeter Falmouth (See Academic Regulations)
Academic and exam misconduct Exeter  


Exeter Falmouth (See Student Registration)


Exeter Falmouth (See Complaints)
Course suspension and cessation Exeter Falmouth (See Other Regulations)
Extenuating or mitigating circumstances Exeter Falmouth (See Extenuating Circumstances
Finance and fees policy Exeter Falmouth (See Finance)
Student contract Exeter Falmouth
Student discipline (non-academic) Exeter Falmouth (See Student Discipline)
Health, Well-Being and Support for Study (Fitness to Study) Exeter Falmouth (See Help & Support)
Interrupting studies or intermitting Exeter Falmouth (See Student Registration)
Withdrawing Exeter Falmouth (See Student Registration)


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in these advice pages. However, they cannot be regarded as a substitute for statutory regulations or individual advice which is available from SU Advisers.