Before making the decision to interrupt or withdraw, you should make sure that you read the regulations in the UCL Academic Manual:
- Interruptions for Taught Students
- Interruptions for Postgraduate Research Students (Part A: Section 2.7)
- Withdrawing from your Studies
Please also take some time to read the guidance on these webpages which include important information about how interrupting or withdrawing affects your tuition fees, funding, visa, accommodation, welfare and more.
It is a good idea to talk to someone in your department with whom you feel comfortable as they can give you advice and support. This could be your personal tutor, supervisor, departmental tutor, departmental graduate tutor or an administrator.
It is also worth exploring the other support which UCL has to offer – you might find that you can continue your studies if we can put in place Reasonable Adjustments or Examination Adjustments for you. You can also apply for extensions and deferrals of both classes and assessments via the Extenuating Circumstances process.
Help and support
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UCL Student Support and Wellbeing
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Students’ Union UCL Advice Service
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