Withdrawing from your course
Many students consider withdrawing each year for a number of reasons, academic or otherwise. The majority of them do eventually decide to stay on their programme and go on to complete it successfully.
First consider your options and talk them through with a personal tutor, the Advice & Guidance Team, Careers Consultant, parent or friend. Ask yourself what you would rather do and if you want to return to the course at a later date. You may also wish to consider your long-term career plans and the impact your decision may have on your finances. If you are an international student subject to immigration control, it is essential that you contact the Advice & Guidance Team about how withdrawal/interruption affects your visa and right to remain in the UK.
If you decide to withdraw permanently you will have to reapply should you wish to return to the university.
Process for withdrawing from your course
In the first instance you should speak to your department about your concerns and worries and determine if this is the right path for you. If you are experiencing a crisis, a break from studies may be best and gives you the option to return to the course at a later date. If this is not suitable you can withdraw later.
We recommend that all students considering leaving their course contact the Advice & Guidance Team to talk through the practicalities of this action; this can include your funding, accommodation arrangements and immigration status. All Tier 4 students are required to see the Advice & Guidance Team before their form can be processed.
Complete the Online form (select 'Initiate Change of Circumstances')