Student led withdrawals, suspensions and transfers

A student who is intending to withdraw, suspend or transfer their studies, should first contact their PAT. The PAT will be able to signpost students to appropriate services as required where they can discuss any background issues or alternative options other than withdrawal/suspension and the financial implications of this. It is not intended that PATs provide this information but rather that they point the student in the right direction to the team that can handle these issues.

Online withdrawal form

Students, for whatever reason, can initiate a withdrawal or suspension however they cannot complete a withdrawal/suspension or transfer form. They should in the first instance contact their PAT and can do so if they wish, by completing the section ‘I wish to withdraw/suspend/transfer’ on UHI Records. An email will be sent to their PAT so they can discuss circumstances and options and for the PAT to process the withdrawal form if appropriate. Withdrawal/suspension/transfer forms can only be completed by a member of staff.

Transfer of studies

This is where a student wishes to transfer programme, mode of attendance or HAP.

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About these resources

About these resources

The University’s Student Support team and the Educational Development Unit (EDU), have worked together to create this resource of interactive guidance materials, designed to support Personal Academic Tutors throughout the university colleges and research institutes carry out their duties and responsibilities effectively.

This resource is designed to be viewed online, but it can also be downloaded as a PDF document. . A number of small sections can be printed separately and these are indicated by the print icon. It can be viewed on any device type or operating system. A headset and speakers will be required for the audio and video content. The resources have been structured around the four broad roles of a Personal Academic Tutor:

  • Academic advice
  • Signposting and referrals
  • Online module selection
  • Student withdrawal

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

The resources have been developed with the support of many staff outside of the project team including many contributions from existing PATs. The project team are proud of the fact that the resource that has emerged from current practice at UHI.

A number of staff contributed to the content of these resources � some provided source content; some provided advice and guidance and others reviewed the content for quality; accuracy and appropriateness.

Members of the project team were

Ian Horne � Ian.Horne@uhi.ac.uk
Evelyn Campbell Evelyn.Campbell.ic@uhi.ac.uk
Matt Sillers Matt.Sillers.ic@uhi.ac.uk
Valerie Innes Valerie.Innes@uhi.ac.uk
Heather Fotheringham Heather.Fotheringham@uhi.ac.uk

If you have any queries about the PAT role please contact:

Ian Horne - Ian.Horne@uhi.ac.uk 01595 771251
Michaela Gilmore Michaela.Gilmore@uhi.ac.uk 01463 27927

Encountering a problem

Encountering a problem

If you encounter any problems in using the material, please contact the EDU (email: edu@uhi.ac.uk) stating:

  • The name of the resource
  • The nature of the problem
  • The section of the material where the problem occurred
  • Which internet browser you are using.  This information can be found by going to - http://detectmybrowser.com/

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

UHI provides links to external sources of information and may refer to specific Web sites, products, processes or services within this resource. Such references are examples and are not endorsements and whilst every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of information provided UHI is not responsible for any of the content or guidance. You are advised to exercise caution.

Information on social media websites may also be provided. Staff using social media websites must comply with the University�s social media policy. It is recommended that you fully understand the terms and conditions of use before using these sites and that you take steps to protect personal or sensitive data.

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