TPG Thinking of Leaving or Need Time Out

If you’re thinking of leaving University or think that you may need time away, come and speak to the Director of PGT Studies who can advise on the different options available to you and offer support.

Leave of Absence

During your studies you may face challenges which you feel would benefit from having some time away from academic study. This is known as taking a Leave of Absence (LOA).

A LOA is designated time away from your studies (usually a semester or a full academic year) and is taken by thousands of students each year for a variety of reasons. After discussing your options the Director of PGT Studies, you may find that a LOA is the best option for you.

You may take Leave of Absence for personal, medical, financial or academic reasons, but it is not granted automatically; the Taught Programmes Office makes the final approval.

Taking a leave of absence is not a sign of weakness. The process exists to help you prepare for success and gives you the opportunity to develop yourself, your health, and your finances as necessary whilst breaking from your studies. The leave is an opportunity to better prepare yourself for academic success on your return.

You can find more information on applying for a Leave of absence and what this might mean for you here  

Withdrawing from the University

If you decide that you definitely don’t want to stay at the University of Sheffield then you can choose to withdraw. You can find more information on withdrawing at: www.shef.ac.uk/ssid/sos/leave.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with the Director of PGT Studies, Dr Yu Chen