Student Progress

Support to Study Procedure

Support to Study

The University supports all students throughout their studies.

If you have a temporary or long-term health condition, mental health difficulty or disability, which is impacting adversely on your ability to study, your School or the Student Health & Wellbeing Service may choose to support you under the Support to Study Procedure and the Support to Study Policy‌. This is usually separate and distinct from any support offered to you directly by the Student Health and Wellbeing Service

There are different levels of support:

  • Initial informal support under Level 1 of the procedure, will usually be provided by your Personal Tutor eg extra tutorial meetings.
  • More formal support, under Level 2, may be put in place if the measures under Level 1 are not sufficient.  A meeting will usually be held to discuss your circumstances and agree an Action Plan with you.
  • When earlier support actions have not been successful in enabling you to continue with your studies, or it is believed your health may be at risk, formal intervention by an impartial ‘Fitness to Study’ Panel may be organised under Level 3.   

If your case is forwarded for further consideration by a Level 3 Fitness to Study panel, you may find it helpful to consult the Operational Guidance for Student Committee Hearings [419 KB].

Quick Guide and Diagram of the Support to Study procedure.