Thank you for your support so far, I just got rejected and I feel that I can appeal it. Here is how I intend to appeal it. Please, help advise me on the best way to go about this. Thank you;
Assessment panel feedback:
The applicant has applied for the Exceptional Promise (EP) route and optional criteria (OC) 2 and 4. The applicant began his career as a Data Scientist in 2017 and is therefore outside the 5 year time limit to qualify for the EP route. However, this assessment has been done on the basis of the EP route for feedback purposes only.
I worked from November 2017 to December 2020 ( i.e 3 years, 2 months work experience), then travelled for my masters in data Science here in the UK.
I started my masters fro m January 2021 to May 2022 and the CV I submitted shows that.
I started working immediately after graduation from May 2022 till now ( i.e approximately 1 year).
Therefore, total years of work experience = 3 years, 2 months + 1 years = 4 years, 2 months.
They approved my OC2 and there is no bad comment about OC2. They wrote YES in my mandatory criteria but in the review, they mentioned that I have more than 5 years work experience which is why I have stated the number of years of work experience I have. Which is 4 years, 2 months.
For OC4, the applicant has submitted a number of journal publications, recommendation letters and a conference paper. It should be noted that the majority of these papers are when the applicant was undertaking his Masters course. As stated in the guidance, research done at Masters level education is not eligible for this criterion. As this is the case, this criterion is not met.
None of my journal publication is linked to my masters degree work and I published more than my 7 journal publications after I graduated from my masters degree. I intend to highlight this point about my journal publication and to let them know that the research one of my referees mentioned was not done when I was doing my masters. It was a live research project that I did in Nigeria before I started my masters degree here in Nigeria.