Student Welcome

Circumstances Affecting Your Studies

Circumstances Affecting Your Studies

As you progress with your studies, you may find that situations arise that require you to change your study arrangements on a temporary or permanent basis.

We would always encourage you to speak to your school, tutor or Degree Programme Director (DPD) in the first instance so all of your options can be discussed before a decision is made.

You can also seek support from the Student Health and Wellbeing Service and the Careers Service is able to offer impartial and confidential advice if you are considering transferring or leaving your course.

If you receive funding for your studies (for example from Student Loans Company), our Student Financial Support Team can offer advice on the financial impact of any changes. You should always investigate the financial implications of any change in your circumstances before making your final decision.

Students on a Tier 4 visa should seek advice from the Visa Support Team before making a decision as any change in circumstance will impact their immigration status in the UK. 

Most students encounter few, if any, problems during their period of study at the University but sometimes things can go wrong. There are processes in place to help you along the way. These can be found on the Student Progress webpage.

You are urged to seek advice as soon as a problem occurs and should speak to your Personal Tutor in the first instance.