Jury Service Deferral Letter

From time to time students are called for jury service. Jurors are selected from the electoral register at random by Her Majesty’s Courts Service and everyone on the electoral register between the ages of 18 to 70 may be selected.

Where jury service is likely to interfere with your study or assessment, you may seek deferral of your service. The Jury Central Summoning Bureau evaluates any requests for deferral.

Further information can be found at:

You may request a Jury Service deferral letter to support your deferral request by emailing SSID:

Her Majesty's Courts Service will reply directly to you. If you do not receive a reply in a reasonable time then you should contact Her Majesty's Courts Service directly to enquire about the progress of your application for deferral.

The University cannot request a deferment on your behalf. You should send any deferment request directly to the Summoning Bureau.