firstpoint is dedicated to helping students access information and support during their studies.
We are based in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre on St John’s Campus.
Advisers are available Monday to Friday. For opening times please visit our homepage.
Telephone: 01905 542551
Taking a short 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.
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.
The form can be found on the Registry Services webpages.
Temporarily Withdraw from Studies
If you are considering suspending your studies, we would advise that in the first instance you meet with your personal academic tutor.
Students on vocational/professional courses such as Nursing, Teaching & Paramedic etc. must meet with their course lead to discuss the situation.
You can find more information on our webpage suspend or withdraw from study.