During your course you may decide to take time out of your course, withdraw or transfer to another course or your School may decide that you need to repeat, re-sit or re-take a year.
A change in studies can affect your student funding entitlement, your tuition fee liability, financial options and, if you are an international student, it can also affect your student visa. So it is very important to understand how these will be affected. For information about all of these, choose from the following:
Whatever your reason for making the change, staff at Queen Mary can support and advise you.
If you are choosing to make the change yourself then it is important not to rush into a decision until you have really thought about it.
Talking to someone who is used to advising students about these matters might help you to consider options you did not know about. There may also be financial implications or immigration implications or a combination of both and you can find important advice in these pages to help you make your decision.
Think about your decision
Many students have doubts about whether they can continue with their studies. You might feel that you have rushed your decision about coming to university or feel that you would be more suited to a different course. University life and studying at degree level can be very different to your expectations. Sometimes personal or financial circumstances mean that you cannot give your studies the attention that you would like to.
If these questions sound familiar, it is important to get accurate information before making a decision: