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Change of circumstances

You put a great deal of thought into which course to apply for, you get the grades you need to start your preferred programme, and you arrive at university ready to go. From there, in the vast majority of cases, you’ll find that your programme exceeds your expectations and you have a great time during your studies.

Sometimes, however, a person’s circumstances can change. For example, you might find you need to talk to someone about possibly changing from one programme to another, taking some time out away from your studies or leaving your programme early. Should you ever find yourself in a situation like this at Northumbria, we are here to support you.

If your circumstances change after you start your programme, your Student Success Team is here to help you access support that would be helpful to you, and enable you to make an informed choice about what to do next, see the items below for more information. Please also visit Financial implications of a programme change.

Current students should log on to your Student Portal and visit our Thinking about changing course (transfer), taking time out (interruption) or leaving the University (withdrawal) article.

Take time out (interrupt study)

Taking time out from your course, maybe for personal or health reasons, with a view to resuming your programme at a later date (usually the following academic year) requires approval from your Faculty.

Read more here

Request a change of programme (transfer)

If you want to request a transfer to a different programme of study at Northumbria University you should first speak to your tutor or supervisor.

Read more here

Leave the University (withdraw)

If you are considering withdrawing from university or if you are leaving Northumbria University in order to commence a programme at another university, you should first speak to your tutor or supervisor. 

Read more here

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