Thinking of making a change?
We’re sorry to hear that you may be having second thoughts and hope that we can help you find the best way forward. Making any change is a big decision, so please do make sure that you have talked to your Personal Tutor first. They are there to offer you support, advice and guidance about any difficulties you are going through.
In the meantime, we have also put together the following options for you to consider.
Changing your course
If you feel your course isn’t right for you, please talk to your Personal Tutor. We offer a whole range of courses and there may be one that is right for you, but you just need some help to find it.
Interrupting your studies
Right now, you might be feeling really overwhelmed by everything that is going on in your life and feel like you simply can’t cope with your studies. But you might be surprised by how much that feeling has changed in a few months or a year’s time.
You can suspend your studies for up to 2 years, giving you time to sort out the issues you’re dealing with at the moment and come back to us refreshed and ready to focus on your studies again.
Your Personal Tutor will again be happy to talk to you about this option, or you can get advice from your School Registry Office.
Getting some support
We have a number of support services available and our staff are used to dealing with a wide range of student problems and will do their best to help you.
If you feel you need some help, you may like to contact:
If you feel like you could do with some support with your studies, the Learning Development Unit can help. They work with students on all courses and at all levels and specialise in providing support and advice on all aspects of academic work. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone them on 01494 603070.
Contact the Student Finance Team if you have money worries or need information and advice on loans and grants.
This is a 24/7, free, anonymous, online support community made up of your peers who could well be going through exactly the same issues as you. You can find them at www.bigwhitewall.com
The Accommodation Service can help you with housing problems, or if you are experiencing issues with your university managed accommodation.