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Academic Decision Codes

A list of the progression and award decision codes students receive at the end of each stage (year) of study, and the full meaning of each of those codes.

You can use the wiki page linked to below to read a full explanation of the academic decision code you receive with your results. This explanation will help you understand your results and any next steps for you. This is the decision about your progression/award that has been agreed by the Board of Studies.

Academic decision codes for the 2022/23 academic year

Read the full list of decision codes and their meanings on our wiki page.

If you have received an interim progression or award decision on SAMIS please visit Academic decision codes for interim decisions 2022-23 to understand what that decision means.

The explanation of your decision may include a recommendation to contact your programme administrator or your department. You can contact them in the following ways:

We’ve also released the following further information about 2022/23 results:

  • Understanding your results - a guide which explains how results were considered by Boards of Examiners
  • Get your results - for results dates, information on getting a transcript, details on what you will see with your results and where to get additional support or advice

Academic Decision Codes from previous academic years

We have published the codes and their meanings in the 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years on Academic Decision Codes from previous academic years (

Further advice and support

The University understands that sometimes your results may not be what you were hoping for or expecting. Please remember that there are many sources of support for you here at the University, both academically and more personally. Please do reach out to talk to someone. Whether it is for some advice on what these results may mean for you, or for assistance with other issues which might concern you, a conversation is a good starting point and can help you plan a way forward.


The SU Advice and Support Centre provides independent support and guidance on academic appeals and reviews, and individual mitigating circumstances.


Student Support can provide help for your wellbeing through its Wellbeing Service, and its Be Well-Talk Now service gives you access to support from an adviser by phone or live chat, 24 hours a day, to talk you through any concerns you might have.

Skills Centre

The Skills Centre provides advice on moving on from disappointing results as well as providing academic skills support.

Getting academic feedback

Feedback on your assignments: what it is and how to use it explains how to use your tutor's feedback for your future assignments.

For further advice about your academic progress, you are advised to contact your Director of Studies or Personal Tutor.

Updated March 2023