Information about taking a leave of absence and what you need to do when you return.
What is leave of absence?
During your period of registration, you may experience a range of significant challenges that may compromise your ability to continue to fully engage with your programme of study. In certain situations the most viable course of action may be to take an authorised temporary break from study, known as Leave of Absence.
Read our Code of Practice on Leave of Absence Procedures
If you are considering taking a break from your study, you will need to discuss this matter with your tutor / supervisor or wellbeing officer in your School. It is important that you apply for your leave of absence at the time that your personal circumstances affect your ability to study.
Complete application for a leave of absence
You must give valid reasons and provide supporting evidence – please refer to Section 6 of the Code of Practice on Leave of Absence Procedures for your cohort year. Applications without appropriate supporting evidence will not be considered and will be returned. Evidence that is not in English must be translated into English by a certified translator.
Once you submit your Leave of Absence request, it will be assessed by your Programme Director and/or the Wellbeing team. You will be informed when it is approved, and then when it is processed
What will my tuition fee liability be?
The tuition fee liability page provides information about the University’s Fee Liability Policy for students who withdraw or take leave of absence. Please consult this page for information about the fee you will be charged.