The progress of a student on their course may be impeded for a variety of reasons. Advice on how to support potential interruptions to academic progress is given below.
A leave of absence allows a student to take an authorised break in their studies for a maximum of one calendar year in the first instance.
A programme extension can be recommended where a student cannot complete the programme within the normal timescale (usually nine or twelve terms).
A student may request to transfer from one programme to another at any time during their studies but this happens most commonly during or at the end of the first year.
Withdrawal is the term we use where students decide to permanently leave the university prior to completion of the award for which they are registered, for either personal or academic reasons.
Who to contact
- Student Services
Students may switch from the part-time attendance mode to the full-time and vice versa where needed.
The Support to study policy applies to situations where there are concerns that a student is not well enough to study, including situations where a student is unaware that they are not well enough to study.
Forms and procedures when a student is suspected of academic misconduct.