Please be aware that Senate has approved a Policy on Suspension of Students. This also covers arrangements for short term leave of absence. This policy will take immediate effect for all students. Where Programme Leaders and existing students have already agreed an extended leave of absence that will extend beyond the 31st January 2014, this will now need to be reviewed and aligned with the new policy. Programme leaders should ensure such students are contacted and made aware of the changes.
Tier 4 sponsored students should also be aware that the policy has implications for their visa sponsorship if they have or intend to suspend their studies. The University will contact these students directly to advise them of the change in sponsorship.