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Suspension of Studies
Policy and procedural information
The University supports students who wish to take time away from their programme of study if this is for compelling reasons related to ill-health, parental leave, financial issues or personal reasons. This is known as a suspension of studies and is explained for students in the following documents:
Learn more about suspension of studies for research students
Before requesting a suspension of studies, it is important that you understand the financial implications that this might have:
How to apply to suspend your studies
If you are considering taking a break from your studies you should consult your Associate Head and/or Academic Tutor without delay. Following this discussion if you feel you need to suspend your studies you should then complete a Suspension of Study Application Form and send this together with your supporting evidence to your School. If you leave university without seeking approval you may not be re-admitted to the University when you wish to return.
- Suspension of Studies Application form (DOCx, 48kB)
- Suspension of Studies Application form (PDF, 0.2MB)
If you are on a degree apprenticeship course you need to complete the following form:
- Notification of Suspension of Studies for Degree Apprenticeships (DOCx, 46kB)
- Notification of Suspension of Studies for Degree Apprenticeships (PDF, 0.3MB)
Information for Student Visa international students
If you are an international student on a Student Visa your visa status in the UK will be affected if you suspend your studies. The University will report your suspension to the UK Home Office and you will be required to leave the UK as your Student Visa will be curtailed. You will then be required to apply for a new visa before you return to your studies after your suspension. For more advice on immigration issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.