Discretionary Grant

Interruption of studies

If you want to interrupt your studies, you will need to make an appointment with a Student Engagement Advisor who will discuss your options and the possible implications of taking a break from your course. 

You can make an appointment with a Student Engagement Advisor through SID or by emailing student.engagement@beds.ac.uk

You will need to complete an Interruption of Studies form - DOC 97.5 KB . You can submit the completed interruption of studies form to the Student Support Reception at your campus, or email it to student.engagement@beds.ac.uk

Stopping attending without informing the University is not an indication that you intend to interrupt or withdraw from your studies. 

Students should be aware that interrupting studies may have academic and financial implications. If you are an international student, you will also need to discuss your situation with the International Office as this may impact on your Visa.

An interruption of studies will last for a maximum of one academic year. Students may apply for a second year interruption; this will only be granted in exceptional circumstances where it is evidenced that circumstances outside of a student's control will have a significant impact on their ability to study. Independent/official evidence will be required to support the request.

You must speak to your Faculty Office before interrupting your studies.

Withdrawing from your studies

If you want to withdraw from your studies at the University, you will need to make an appointment with a Student Engagement Advisor. This will allow you to discuss your issues, options and the possible implications.

You can make an appointment with a Student Engagement Advisor through SID or by emailing student.engagement@beds.ac.uk

You will need to complete a Withdrawal form - DOC 99.5 KB . You can submit the completed withdrawal form by emailing it to student.engagement@beds.ac.uk

Students should be aware that withdrawing from studies may have academic and financial implications. If you are an international student, you will also need to discuss your situation with International Office as this may impact on your Visa.

Discretionary Grant Application (DGA)

If you need to retake units due to mitigating circumstances, you may be able to apply for a Discretionary Grant.

For advice on your eligibility and to discuss the application process, you will need to make an appointment with a Student Engagement Advisor.

You can make an appointment through SID or by emailing student.engagement@beds.ac.uk

You will need to complete a Discretionary Grant Application form (on BREO login needed), with any additional information and evidence attached, and submit your form by emailing student.engagement@beds.ac.uk  

Your application will be considered by the Student Engagement team in the first instance. It will then be forwarded to the Faculty who will make a decision on your application and notify you of the outcome in writing.

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