Answered By: Student Support and Advice Team
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021 Views: 8

You can request to restart your studies either on the same or a different programme once during your period of study, and there will be a deadline to do this.

  • For the 2021 / 22 academic year the deadline to request this by is 7th March 2022 (for all students who started their programme in September)
  • If your course did not start in September, please contact the Student Support and Advice Team for more information. The request must be made by filling in a restart form

Restarting studies means that any grades that you have achieved previously will not be carried forward.

It is important to be aware that once a restart is approved it is normally expected you stop studying and then return at the start of the next academic year, which means that any funding from Student Finance England (or other providers) will stop and you will no longer be permitted to live in Halls of Residence. Because of this it is recommended that you make an appointment with the Student Support and Advice Team to discuss study implications (, and with the Student Financial Guidance Team ( to discuss funding.

If you are an International Student then restarting will also have some implications for your student visa, so you will need to speak to the International Student Support Team (  to discuss this.

Usually we would not permit a restart after the deadline has passed, or in Year 2 and Year 3 of undergraduate study, unless mitigating circumstances are severe enough to explain a lack of engagement with study.

You can read the Restart and Repeat Year Guidance to find out more information about restarting.

To speak to somebody about restarting, please contact the Student Support and Advice Team at or tel. 01604 892600.

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