PTA Guidance for Managers
Frequently Asked Questions - ending the employment
If they complete their PhD during the academic year, they can continue to do any planned contracted work in their role as a PTA until the end of the academic year (subject to Tier 4 expiry which may mean their contract will finish earlier).
In the event a student ceases to study for their PhD (eg. student withdraws, student interrupts/student is de-registered), the University will follow procedures to terminate their employment contract as a PTA. This employment is offered as development opportunities to postgraduate students and therefore will not continue to employ students once their PhD has ceased for any reason.
However, if the postgraduate student completes their PhD during the academic year, they can continue to undertake any planned contracted work as a PTA until the end of the academic year (subject to Tier 4 expiry).