If there are concerns that your health may be disrupting your studies or the studies of others, or may be placing unreasonable demands on staff and students, you may be ‘unfit to study’. But don’t worry!
The Fitness to Study Policy has been implemented to allow for an agreed way for you to continue your studies with appropriate support in place, or to allow you to take a break from your studies without academic consequences until you are 'fit to study'.
- Concerns about your fitness to study are raised and you are invited in for a informal discussion with the Director of Programme, the Programme Leader or the Module Leader.
- You will be informed of what behaviour caused the concerns and will be given a chance to share any mitigating circumstances or previously undisclosed medical history.
- You will be informed of the support available to you.
- You will receive a letter recoding the meeting, issues and agreed action.
- To agree an action plan with you
- To consider an adjustment to hours of study
- To agree an interruption from the programme
- To make a referral to Level 3 procedure
- To make a referral to other University procedures as appropriate (e.g. Student Disciplinary Procedure)
- To propose to you suspending the placement (if available) or switching to programme without placement
- Any other actions intended to support you to successful completion of their studies.
- To determine whether or not you are required to interrupt their studies for a period of time.
- For the Student Support Services to provide advice and support.
- To make arrangements for you to have a named member of staff to keep in contact with.
- To offer you a compulsory part-time route to completing your programme (where appropriate).
- The nature and extend of any medical condition you may be suffering from
- Your prognosis
- The extent how this may affect your fitness to study
- Any impact it may have or risk it may pose to others
- Whether any steps should be taken by the University
- Whether you will be receiving any on-going medical treatment or support
Our Advice service is confidential and independent from the University and we can:
You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 8411 6450.