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Changes to study

During your time here at Exeter, your circumstances or interests might change.  In these circumstances you can discuss one of the below with your academic tutors.  Click on the menu below for detailed information or watch the short video below.

Change of programme

  • Add or drop a year abroad, industrial experience, professional placement
  • Change to another programme (provided you fulfil entrance requirements and compulsory modules)

 Interruption of studies

  • Pause your study to receive medical treatment or recover from an illness
  • Take a break to consider your future options

Withdrawal from study

  • If University doesn't feel right for you at the moment
  • If you want to transfer to a different institution

 

First year undergraduate students

You should email the Admissions Office on ug-ad@exeter.ac.uk to discuss your request if you are a first-year undergraduate student wishing to transfer:

· into year 1 of a new programme in the next academic year; or

· to a different programme within year 1

Following this discussion, you are required to also discuss your request with your academic tutor or your current college through your Hub/Info Point: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/infopoints/ .

It is also advisable that you discuss your request with the Students’ Guild or Students’ Union to ensure you are aware of all/any implications of changing any aspects of your study. Please note that if you are not able to answer ‘yes’ to the question ‘I have read and understood the information contained in the Changes to programme section of the Info Points website’ and the question ‘I have consulted my academic tutor or my college through my Hub/Info Point’, your change of programme form will be closed and you will be asked to re-submit it once you can answer yes.

Then please complete the online form by logging into SID Online using your username and password. For guidance on how to log a change of programme SID enquiry, please see the Student Change of Programme Form Guide. The form will then be assigned to the relevant teams for approval.

If you are in your first year and you wish to transfer to a new programme from the start of year 2, refer to the information in the 'Other taught students' section, below.

Please note that programme change requests are dependent on several factors and are not automatically granted.

 

Other taught students

If you are not a first year undergraduate and wish to change your programme of study after initial registration, you should still discuss your request with your academic tutor or your current college through your Hub/Info Point: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/infopoints/ .

It is also advisable that you discuss your request with the Students’ Guild or Students’ Union to ensure you are aware of all/any implications of changing any aspects of your study.  Please note that if you are not able to answer ‘yes’ to the question ‘I have read and understood the information contained in the Changes to programme section of the Info Points website’ and the question ‘I have consulted my academic tutor or my college through my Hub/Info Point’, your change of programme form will be closed and you will be asked to re-submit it once you can answer yes.

Then please complete the online form by logging into SID Online using your username and password.

For guidance on how to log a Change of Programme SID enquiry, please see the Student Change of Programme Form Guide. The form will then be assigned to the relevant teams for approval.

Should you wish to transfer to/re-start year 1 on a new programme, you must contact the Admissions Office by email on ug-ad@exeter.ac.uk to discuss your request.

Please note that programme change requests are dependent on several factors and are not automatically granted.

 

Student Finance

If you are in receipt of funding from a government funding body (i.e. Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland), we will notify the relevant authority of any changes to your programme of study.

If you are changing to a programme of longer duration please check that grant/loan assistance can be extended to cover the longer course before you request the change. If you need any advice regarding the financial implications of changing your programme of study you can contact the Students' Guild Advice Unit.

 

International Students

If you are studying on a Student / Tier 4 Visa, your Change of Programme request must be approved by the Immigration Compliance team as well as your Hub. In some cases changing programme will affect your current visa.  For details please read the information available on our website.

If your request is not approved you will be notified of the reasons and offered further guidance. 

For advice on how changes of programme may affect your immigration status, contact International Student Support (visaadvice@exeter.ac.uk).

 

Note for students with current outstanding academic debt

In order to change programme, you will need to ensure all outstanding invoices are paid. A change of programme will not be processed if you currently have an outstanding academic related debt greater than £100 (tuition fees, library fees, resit fees, field trips or bench fees). Your completed form will be closed as unprocessed and you will be notified that the change cannot be processed. You will then be responsible for initiating the request again, once your debt is cleared.

 

Programmes requiring police checks or self-declaration forms

The following undergraduate programmes may require police checks/self-declaration forms.

 

  • BMBS Medicine
  • BSc Medical Imaging (Diagnostic Radiography)
  • BSc Applied Psychology (Clinical)

 

For further information regarding police checks or self-declaration forms prior to joining a programme

  • please see www.exeter.ac.uk/dbs or contact the Admissions Office.

 

Overseas

 

If police checks are required as a condition of entry to this programme and you have lived outside the UK for a continuous period of more than 6 months at any point during the last 5 years then you will be required to complete police checks or equivalent to cover the time spent in these countries.

For further information regarding police checks or self-declaration forms prior to joining a programme please see www.exeter.ac.uk/dbs or contact the Admissions Office.

 

Further Advice

 

You can also seek advice from:

Students’ Guild Advice Unit (Exeter Campuses) email advice@exeterguild.com

FXU Advice Service (Cornwall Campuses) email info@thesu.org.uk

 

Interruption of studies

Before making a decision to interrupt from your studies, you should consult with your personal tutor. There may be serious financial implications if you interrupt from your studies at Exeter. You are strongly advised to discuss the matter in full with your College and the Students’ Guild Advice Unit (Exeter) or Students Union Advice (Cornwall) and to view the Universities Student Finance Regulations before completing the form.

In any interruption of studies, the primary concern is to ensure that a return to study can be successfully made. Interruptions can therefore normally only be granted for a minimum of one semester up to a maximum of 12 months in the first instance. Applications for an interruption extended beyond 12 months will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. Interruptions of study cannot be back dated beyond 4 weeks prior to todays date. 

Once you have made your decision, please complete the online form by logging into SID Online using your username and password. For guidance on how to log an interruption SID enquiry, please see the Guide to logging an interruption or withdrawal on SID. The form will then be sent for approval by the College Director of Education.

Please return your UniCard to the SID desk (Exeter) or the Information Point in Peter Lanyon Building (Cornwall).

See below for further details about interrupting your studies and the potential implications by clicking on the relevant link to reveal specific information:

Accommodation information

Accommodation (Exeter)

If you are living in university owned, managed or approved accommodation and you interrupt your studies then you will need to vacate your accommodation within seven days of your last day in attendance, as stated on your interruption form. Please contact the Accommodation Office and advise them of the date you will vacate your room and they will notify your reception. Please refer to the Moving Out information on the accommodation website prior to your departure.

Charges

For students living in university owned or managed accommodation, there is a £120.00 administration charge for terminating your accommodation contract earlier than the agreed departure date. If you are owed any refunds based on an overpayment of your accommodation fees then this will be returned to you within 28 days following confirmation of your interruption from your college. In order for your refund to be processed, please log an enquiry requesting a refund via the Student Information Desk or through SID Online.

If you are living within an approved university residence e.g. Exeter Trust House, Point Exe, Printworks, Northfield, Northernhay House or The Barn, please contact them directly to arrange any charges. We would also recommend that you discuss this with the Students' Guild Advice Unit.

If your keys are not returned to your residence reception, we will continue to charge the accommodation fees until they are received. If you have lost your accommodation keys, please contact us because there is a charge for any loss of keys/fobs.

Accommodation (Cornwall)

If you are studying on the Penryn Campus, please contact the Cornwall Accommodation Office

Financial implications

There may be financial implications to interrupting your programme of study such as changes to  funding eligibility and the amount of tuition fee liability. 

You will find further information under Universities Student Finance Regulations

IT and Library information

During your interruption you will retain access to your University IT account, including email, E-library and ELE resources for the duration of the interruption unless otherwise specified. This makes it easy for you to maintain contact whilst on interruption.

Tier 4, Student Visa, International student information

There will be implications for students holding a Tier 4 / Student visa on interruping studies. Please view the information under Visa Conditions and contact visaadvice@exeter.ac.uk to discuss further

 

Important points of contact

Accommodation advice Accommodation Office Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0444
Email: log enquiries via SID Online
Financial advice Accounts Receivable and Student Funding Team Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0444
Email: log enquiries via SID Online
General advice (Exeter) Students' Guild Advice Unit Tel: +44 (0)1392 723520
Email: advice@exeterguild.com
General advice (Cornwall) Students' Union Tel: +44 (0)1326 255861
Email: advice@thesu.org.uk
Immigration Advice International Student Support Office

Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0444
Email: visaadvice@exeter.ac.uk

SID (Exeter) Student Information Desk (SID)
University of Exeter Forum
Stocker Road
Exeter
EX4 4SZ

Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0444
International: +44 (01392 724724
Email: log enquiries via SID Online

Additional contact information: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/sid/

Registry Services (Cornwall) Registry Services
Peter Lanyon Building
Penryn Campus
Penryn
Cornwall
TR10 9FE
Tel: +44 (0)1326 371800
Email: cc-registry@exeter.ac.uk

Before making a decision to withdraw from your studies, you should consult with your personal tutor. There may be serious financial implications if you withdraw from your studies at Exeter. You are strongly advised to discuss the matter in full with your College and the Students’ Guild Advice Unit (Exeter) or Students Union Advice (Cornwall) and to view the Universities Student Finance Regulations before completing the form. Their information is provided at the bottom of this page.

Once you have made your decision, please complete the online form by logging into SID Online using your username and password. For guidance on how to log a withdrawal SID enquiry, please see the Guide to logging an interruption or withdrawal on SID. The form will then be sent for approval by the College Director of Education.

Once you withdraw from a programme, your registration is terminated, and you cease to be a student of the University. If you are considering a withdrawal from study due to adverse personal circumstances, you should ensure that you have first considered interrupting your studies instead.

Please return your UniCard to the SID desk (Exeter) or the Information Point in Peter Lanyon Building (Cornwall).

See below for further details about withdrawing from the University of Exeter and the potential implications by clicking on the relevant link to reveal specific information:

Accommodation information

Accommodation (Exeter)

If you are living in university owned, managed or approved accommodation and you withdraw from the University of Exeter then you will need to vacate your accommodation within seven days of your last day in attendance, as stated on your withdrawal form. Please contact the Accommodation Office and advise them of the date you will vacate your room and they will notify your reception. Please refer to the Moving Out information on the accommodation website prior to your departure.

Charges

For students living in university owned or managed accommodation, there is a £120.00 administration charge for terminating your accommodation contract earlier than the agreed departure date. If you are owed any refunds based on an overpayment of your accommodation fees then this will be returned to you within 28 days following confirmation of your interruption from your college. In order for your refund to be processed, please log an enquiry requesting a refund via the Student Information Desk or through SID Online.

If you are living within an approved university residence e.g. Exeter Trust House, Point Exe, Printworks, Northfield, Northernhay House or The Barn, please contact them directly to arrange any charges. We would also recommend that you discuss this with the Students' Guild Advice Unit.

If your keys are not returned to your residence reception, we will continue to charge the accommodation fees until they are received. If you have lost your accommodation keys, please contact us because there is a charge for any loss of keys/fobs.

Accommodation (Cornwall)

If you are studying on the Penryn Campus, please contact the Cornwall Accommodation Office.

Financial implications

There may be financial implications to withdrawing from your programme of study such as changes to funding eligibility, recovery of funding overpayments and the amount of tuition fee liability. You will find further information under Universities Student Finance Regulations

IT and Library information

Once you are deemed withdrawn and this has been confirmed by the Director of Education from your college, you will no longer have access to your University IT account including your email address and saved files. 

It is your responsibility to contact the library to clear your library record before withdrawing.  Please note that any fines due are payable prior to your withdrawal

Tier 4 International students information

There will be implications for students holding a Tier 4 / Student visa on withdrawing from studies. Please view the information under Visa Conditions and contact visaadvice@exeter.ac.uk to discuss further

Students' Guild (Exeter) and FXU (Cornwall) information

Once you leave the course, you cease to be considered as a student. You may then be eligible for social security benefits. The Students’ Guild Advice Unit (Exeter) or Students Union Advice (Cornwall) can give you further advice on this. You may also become liable for Council Tax, depending on where and with whom you live.

Important points of contact

Accommodation advice Accommodation Office Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0444
Email: log enquiries via SID Online
Financial advice Accounts Receivable and Student Funding Team Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0444
Email: log enquiries via SID Online
General advice (Exeter) Students' Guild Advice Unit Tel: +44 (0)1392 723520
Email: advice@exeterguild.com
General advice (Cornwall) Students' Union Tel: +44 (0)1326 255861
Email: advice@thesu.org.uk
Immigration Advice International Student Support Office

Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0444
Email: visaadvice@exeter.ac.uk

SID (Exeter) Student Information Desk (SID)
University of Exeter Forum
Stocker Road
Exeter
EX4 4SZ

Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0444
International: +44 (01392 724724
Email: log enquiries via SID Online

Registry Services (Cornwall) Registry Services
Peter Lanyon Building
Penryn Campus
Penryn
Cornwall
TR10 9FE
Tel: +44 (0)1326 371800
Email: cc-registry@exeter.ac.uk