Office of Student Complaints, Appeals and Regulation

The Office of Student Complaints, Appeals and Regulation (OSCAR) deals with the administration of academic appeals, fitness to practise cases, fitness to study matters, complaints, appeals against academic misconduct findings, appeals against a decision to withdraw sponsorship of a student visa, managed exclusion orders, student discipline, residential casework and criminal conviction disclosures. We also oversee the daily management of Report + Support.


Who we are

To find out more about who we are and the services we provide visit our about us page.

Independent advice

The Students’ Union is available to offer advice and support to students for matters involving appeals, complaints and regulations:

Wellbeing support

If you have concerns in relation to your wellbeing, view our guidance and support services available or if you are a current student you can find out more on MySurrey.

Report + Support

Abuse, bullying, harassment, hate crime and sexual misconduct are never ok.

All staff, students and visitors to campus can report something anonymously or with their contact details.

Our new animation shows you how to report problematic behaviour, and to seek resolutions and support.

The Report + Support website also contains comprehensive information on support services available.

View the Report + Support Annual Report 2022-2023 (PDF).

Sexual misconduct case toolkit

Sexual misconduct in UK universities is a complex and widespread problem.

The University of Surrey has launched an approach to help better respond to sexual misconduct allegations in higher education. Our approach is available as a series of modules, which together makes a training ‘toolkit’ which organisations can use to help enhance their skills. To find out more please see the toolkit webpage and for more information plaese contact, and please see our approach guide (PDF).