Student Progress

Circumstances Affecting Your Studies

During your studies, you may experience circumstances which can have a significant impact, such as illness, personal or family problems.

You may need to change your study arrangements on a temporary or permanent basis, for example, changing or leaving your course.

We’re here to support you. Read on for advice and guidance on what to do in these circumstances.

This information is for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students only. Postgraduate research students should consult the Change of Circumstances page in Guidance for PGR students.

Advice and Guidance

As a first step, we would encourage you to liaise with your school/tutor/degree programme director (DPD) about any change, so that all of your options can be discussed before a decision is made. You can also get support from the Student Wellbeing Service. The Careers Service can provide impartial and confidential advice if you are thinking about transferring or leaving your course.

Circumstances Covered and What to Do

Select an option below for advice on what to do: