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Programme termination, extensions and transfers


If you are academically or professionally unsatisfactory the Board of Studies can recommend that your programme is ended before its normal end date. This was previously termed 'sending down'.

A student might be academically unsatisfactory for reasons such as poor attendance (without a good reason) or through having failed so much of the programme that it is no longer possible to graduate.

If you have failed to meet a published progression hurdle which is a requirement to continue into the next year then the Board of Studies will not need to recommend programme termination to Special Cases. Instead the Department will notify the University Examinations Office who will send a letter explaining that you cannot continue on your programme and explaining your right of appeal.

Who to contact

For academic progress issues you should talk to your supervisor.

Alternatively, please contact:

  • Student Hub
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