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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 Advisor 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, after receiving support from your tutors, you decide that you wish to apply for Approved Temporary Withdrawal, please see the information below.
If you wish to request approved temporary withdrawal either for future semesters or for the current semester (and have not engaged after Week 7 of the current semester), then you should complete the appropriate form.
Students who have engaged beyond Week 7 are not entitled to apply for approved temporary withdrawal for the current semester but may submit a request for future semesters by completing the M201/F201 form (see section above)
If you have not engaged beyond Week 7 of the current semester please submit a late temporary withdrawal request:
Please provide details of the amount of time out required, for example Semester 1, Semester 2 or the full academic year. Student Records and Curriculum Management will provide confirmation in writing to inform you whether your request has been approved once they have confirmation of your last date of engagement from your Module Leaders.
The deadline for submitting a late temporary withdrawal request is Wednesday of Week 13 of the current semester.
If you are unable to complete your current semester of study due to exceptional circumstances, please see the information on how to apply for exceptional circumstances.