The Withdrawal form is to be used if you are thinking about leaving your course and withdrawing from the University.
Before completing this form, please follow the steps below:
- Contact your Course Director to discuss your reasons and available options
- Consider contacting Student Wellbeing as they may be able to offer more support and advice
- Read the Deregistration Policy so you understand the process and what it means
- Check the Tuition Fee Liability Policy as you may still be liable for some or all of your tuition fees
If you are living in University accommodation, you must inform the Ulster University Residential Services of your intention to deregister.
Leaving the University
Leaving the University means withdrawing completely from your course without returning to your studies.
Please read the information on ‘Why you may wish to leave’ as support is available to help you to make the right decision.
Don't like the course content / it does not cover what you thought it would / you're struggling academically
Some courses are not always what you expect, as they can include a number of modules to provide a wide understanding of the subject.
Speak to your Course Director to find out about the different modules and learning outcomes, as while it might not be what you expect now, it may be in the future as you move through the course teaching.
Your Course Director can also recommend an alternative course of action, such as swapping to another course that might share similar modules/credits.
You can also speak to your Course Representative who can resolve issues and will also work closely with the Course Director on your behalf.
Contact the Student Wellbeing team to discuss study tips and learning styles as well as learning stress management techniques to help you study and perform better in exams.
Cannot afford to stay in university / I am in serious financial hardship
Our dedicated Student Money Advice team are there to help.
Whether you are running out of money, are finding it difficult to manage your funds, or if you need additional support, we can help answer any questions.
Contact Student Money directly via email, email@example.com.
Your disability or medical condition is impacting your ability to study
Are you in receipt of reasonable adjustments to assist you with your studies?
If not, meet with our AccessAbility team to find out what additional support may be available to you.
If your condition has temporarily deteriorated, you could review options to take a leave of absence or transfer onto a distance-learning course so that you may still complete your studies.
You have personal issues that have made it difficult to attend classes
Balancing studies and university life can be challenging but support and advice is available.
Whatever the issue that is affecting your studies, contact the Student Wellbeing team to discuss it confidentially with one of our team.
You have health issues and are unable to complete your course
There is support available, should you find yourself in a position that you cannot complete mandatory portions of your course, such as deferring for a year of taking a formal leave of absence.
However, remember we can also help with any financial or emotional support you may require to enable you to come back to university and succeed. Visit out Student Money website for more information, or contact the team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.