Change in Circumstances

Students in discussion

If your circumstances change and you want to transfer degree programmes, suspend your studies or withdraw from the University we can help with this and take care of the necessary documentation.

We would encourage you to liaise with your school / tutor / degree programme director regarding any change so that all of your options can be discussed before a decision is made. Further you can seek support from the Student Wellbeing Service and the Careers Service is able to offer you impartial and confidential advice if you are considering transferring or leaving your course.

Permission for these adjustments is often reliant on approval from the Degree Programme Director and you may request an adjustment to your pattern of study by completing a DPD Request Form [Word: 751KB] and submitting it to your School office.

Student programme transfer

If you wish to move to an alternative degree programme at this University please speak to your tutor/degree programme director about transferring:

Student suspension of studies

If you wish to leave the University on a temporary basis and intend to return (to the same or alternative degree programme) please speak to your tutor/degree programme director about suspending your studies:

Student withdrawal

If you wish to leave the University on a permanent basis you would need to withdraw:

Student absent without leave (AWOL)

If you are an International student, please refer to Student Attendance and Absence Management.

If you are absent from your course and have given no indication to your school that you will be absent, you are ‘Absent Without Leave’ therefore your school may initiate the AWOL procedure:

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