An interruption allows you to pause your studies for a maximum of two years. This option is suitable if you want to stop studying temporarily and come back later. Further information about this process and the implications of interrupting your studies can be found on the Student Intranet. From these links, you can access the online form to apply for an interruption, however we'd reccommend you seek advice from your personal tutor, school helpdesk, or us at the Advice Centre, before completing the form.
Interruptions in term 3 are not normally permitted and retrospective interruptions will not normally be considered. Therefore, it is key that you speak to your department and/or the Advice Centre as soon as you experience circumstances that are of a detriment to your studies or you start considering interrupting.
An interruption may not be something you consider straight away and due to the financial and housing implications of an interruption, the process will not always be appropriate for everyone. An Advisor can talk you through the process and outline further support available to you.
The withdrawal process is different to the termination of registration process.
Withdrawal: Voluntary, a decision made and acted upon by the student
Termination of registration: enforced by the university due to a breach in conduct regulations.
If you decide you want to withdraw from your studies an Advisor can talk you through the process and the other implications you may not have considered like your housing situation and student finance.
Further information about this process and the implications of withdrawing can be found on the Student Intranet.
If you've already looked through our web pages and can't find the information you're after, and would like to discuss something face-to-face, it's easy to see an Advisor.
We hold weekly drop-in sessions on Zoom during term time. Check out our Events Calendar here to find out when the next drop-in is- just use the "Advice" filter on the left hand side of the page.
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