Loughborough Doctoral College

Essential information

Suspension of studies

Students may apply for a suspension of their studies which will be subject to the approval of the Associate Dean (Research) of their School and Supervisor(s). Suspension of studies will be for a maximum of 12 months in the first instance and will normally apply only during a period of full registration.

Requests for suspensions for personal, health or family reasons will be considered sympathetically. Requests may also be considered in exceptional circumstances for suspensions for the purposes of short term employment, temporary lectureships, exchanges, voluntary service overseas or expeditions/sports. Suspensions of studies during the extension period will not normally be considered except on medical grounds.