Feedback, resubmissions and appeals
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If an applicant did not receive the result they had hoped for and would like further information as to why, they can get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and the assessment panel feedback will be provided to them. If having received this information the applicant wants to resubmit their application or to appeal the decision, they are welcome to do so.
If the assessment panel considered that the application form submitted did not evidence sufficient experience, but the applicant disagrees, they can submit additional evidence. This is classed as a resubmission and the additional evidence will be reviewed by the assessment panel during the next recruitment round.
The applicant is welcome to join the Faculty at the level of membership that they have been offered (e.g. Member rather than Fellow) until the next recruitment round opens and their resubmission is reviewed.
If an applicant still does not receive the desired result after submitting more evidence, or if the applicant disputes their result for any other reason, they may submit an appeal.
The Faculty encourages applicants to consult with someone who has experience of the process, such as an existing Fellow of the Faculty or a mentor, before making a resubmission.
An appeal may be lodged where an applicant wishes to dispute the decision made by the assessment panel, either after submitting additional evidence and not achieving the desired membership category or for some other reason.
An appeal should be submitted using the Appeals Form to the Faculty Communications and Membership Officer at email@example.com.
Any submission must be made by the applicant personally, the Faculty will not enter into correspondence with any third party in relation to appeals.
Applicants will not suffer any disadvantage or recrimination as a result of making an appeal.
Appeals must be sent no later than 10 working days after the notification of the assessment panel’s decision (the Faculty retains discretion to extend this period and appellants should contact the Faculty Communications and Membership Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org if personal situations require an extension).
There is no fee for making an appeal and receipt of the appeal will be acknowledged within 10 working days.
If the applicant would like to query the administration or conduct of the application process, rather than just the outcome of their application, they must make a complaint rather than an appeal. See the Faculty Complaints policy.
Download the full Appeals Policy and form here.