If you have not achieved sufficient credits for your particular stage of study and have exhausted all available options for reassessment, you cannot continue your studies.   


This is known as a 'Termination of Studies'. 


However, if you have accrued sufficient credits that count towards a lower degree (see example below) you may still leave the University with an award, albeit not the same as you originally intended. 


Example scenario: 

Louise started at the University on a BSc degree (3 year); 


In her first year, Louise managed to pass all 120 credits, but in her 2nd Year she really struggled and only passed half of the modules.  

Louise took resits in those modules the following year but failed those too.  


Having exhausted her reassessment opportunities at this stage she was unable to progress into the final year of her degree and her degree was subsequently terminated by the university as a result. 


Although this was a difficult message to hear, having completed at least 120 credits of her degree meant Louise was able to graduate from the University with a Lower Award of an Undergraduate Certificate. 


If you wish to appeal your outcome, please refer to the Appeals Guidance to establish whether you have grounds, you have one calendar month from the time you receive your outcome to put in an appeal.  


Find more detailed information on the Student Services pages here 

If you are a VISA holder, find more information here 

For advice relating to Accommodation, find more information here 

To get in contact with the Support and Wellbeing Team, find more information here 

For more detail, please find link to the Quality Manual here 

For details on what this means to your IT Account, please see here: What happens when I leave?