University led withdrawals
Early intervention is critical in the retention of UHI students. Where a student has failed to engage with their studies for a period of 3 weeks (or as stated within their module descriptor/programme handbook) a member of staff (usually the module leader) should contact the student’s PAT so that an appropriate course of action may be taken, with a view to re-engaging them with their studies.
The Student Records Office have produced a useful guide to withdrawal, suspension, and transfer which includes important information relating to dates (i.e. the point in the academic year) and the subsequent academic and financial consequences.
When informed that a student is suspended/withdrawn, the university Student Records Office will contact them in writing to explain what this means and their options e.g. appeal process. Any request for suspension/permanent withdrawal should not be submitted, or supported, where any disciplinary process, which may result in loss of registered status, has already commenced.