Thinking of changing or leaving your course?

People think about withdrawing from their studies for a lots of reasons, some of which relate to having a physical or mental disability. The Prospects Website has an excellent article written by Emma Knowles summarising what you need to know & consider when making this decision.

Key points include –

Speak to a careers adviser to discuss the pros and cons of staying or
leaving, and continue to engage in your course until you make a final decision.

Deciding to leave-

Meet with your personal tutor to discuss next steps, including filling out forms. Speak to Student Finance once date set. You’ll be liable to pay back
part or all tuition fees, and will no longer be eligible for maintenance
payments or student accommodation.

Research entry paths into careers you’re interested in – whether they definitely need a degree or not.

Changing courses –

This may be possible as long as there’s enough space on the new programme and the transfer is agreed between your current and new
departments. Be clear on your reasons for changing courses. 

Changing modules on the same course is a simpler process.

Changing university –

Research and make sure you meet entry requirements. Previous credits may or may not be taken into account when transferring. Direct
enquiries to admissions officer at new university. May have to apply through UCAS.

Take a year out –

You can apply to take time out of your studies. First discuss situation with your personal tutor.


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