Thinking of leaving?

Information if you are considering withdrawing from your course.

If you are thinking about leaving your course for any reason you should first consider all available information, to ensure that you make the right decision for you. Here are a few examples of how we can help.

I do not like the course content / it does not cover what I thought it would / I am struggling academically

Speak to your course director to see if they can recommend an alternative course of action, such as swapping onto another course that might share similar modules/credits.

You can also speak to our Health & 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.

I cannot afford to stay in university / I am in serious financial hardship Speak to the Student Money Advice team in Student Support to see what financial support is available to you.
My disability or medical condition is impacting my 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 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.

I have personal issues that have made it difficult to attend classes Whatever the issue that is affecting your studies, contact Student Support to discuss it confidentially with one of our team. We can meet you on any of our four campuses, or via telephone or Skype if you are unable to travel.
I have just found out that I am pregnant and unable to complete my compulsory placement year.

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.

Deregistration Policy

If you make a final decision to leave university, the deregistration policy gives step by step guidance on how to complete this process and can be found on the portal. It is important that you complete the formal procedure to withdraw including filling out a deregistration form. If you simply stop attending classes, you will continue to be held liable for fees.