Welcome to the Academic help and support section of our website. Here we will guide you on issues relating to a range of academic issues which you may encounter during your studies at the University of Southampton.

It may be that unforeseen circumstances, such as illness or bereavement, prevent you from completing a piece of work on time. You may feel that there has been an irregularity in the way you have been assessed, or need help understanding the University’s rules about Academic Integrity. The sections below contain information to help you learn what to do in these situations.

Academic Appeals

Find out about the academic appeals process.

Academic Integrity

Conducting all aspects of your academic life in a professional manner.

Appeal Grounds

Identify if you have grounds to appeal.


An overview of the complaints policy at the University.

Fitness to Practice

Requirements in relation to your standards of behaviour, your health and professional conduct.

Special Considerations & Extensions

An overview of what the Special Considerations and Extensions to Deadline policy.

Student Discipline

A short summary of the university disciplinary process.