If, for reasons of illness or other personal circumstances, you are not able to continue with your studies and feel that a period of 'time out' from your course will help, you can make a request for Approved Temporary Withdrawal.
You should first discuss the practicalities with your Academic Adviser or Student Support Co-ordinator. You are also advised to contact the Brookes Union Advice Service to seek advice about the financial and other implications of taking time out.
If you are an international student on a Tier 4/Student visa, please contact the International Student Advice Team to seek advice about the visa implications of taking time out from your course.
Approval for up to a year out will normally be given provided there are sound reasons and you will not be continuing your studies whilst away. Please note that any time out from your studies counts towards the maximum time allowed to complete your course.
If you are fully enrolled and in your first semester of study, you can use the M200/F200 form to defer your studies to the next available entry point. If this request is submitted after week 4 of the first semester you will be liable for tuition fees. When using this form to request deferral please select the leaving reason 'Deferred entry to a later date'