Taking a break from your studies

If you are considering taking a break from your studies, you may find it helpful to speak to someone from Student Services.

We can help with a range of support, including a confidential Counselling and Mental Health Service, Student Support and Wellbeing Service and the Disability and Dyslexia Service, amongst others.

Contact firstpoint@worc.ac.uk for more information or find out how to arrange a meeting on our Who Can Help page.

A break from studies may depend on which course you are studying and how long you need to be away.

Temporary Leave of Absence (very short periods only)
If you are hoping to take a break for one week or longer, you must consult with your course leader and obtain their approval.

You will have to complete the "Temporary Leave of Absence" form and your course leader will need to sign it.  

Temporarily Withdraw from Studies
If you are considering suspending your studies for a longer period of time, we would advise that in the first instance you meet with your personal academic tutor. Your course lead will reach out to you if you complete the withdrawal form to support you and help you make an informed choice.

Students on vocational/professional courses such as Nursing, Teaching & Paramedic etc. must meet with their course lead to discuss the situation.