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Appendix 9 – Interruption Policy: 2021-22

Part of: Academic
Part of: Academic Regulations
Part of: Academic Regulations 2021-22
Part of: Appendices 2021-22


Interruption is defined as an approved period during which a student has permission for their studies to be suspended and the student is not normally required to engage with their programme. The Interruption Policy sets out the process for a student to follow to apply for a period of interruption, and the terms and conditions that will apply to the period of time our and subsequent return to study.

Surprising Terms

  • Under ordinary conditions the University expects that students will complete their programme in a single continuous period. Any interruption will therefore only be granted when it is deemed by the University that there are extraordinary circumstances impacting on a student’s ability to study. Reasons for interruption accepted by the University will normally be in relation to matters of a serious personal, medical or financial kind.