Intermission of studies
If you are a Doctoral student on an Essex validated programme and your studies are being disrupted by circumstances outside of your control, you may wish to apply for an intermission of studies. An intermission is approved for a defined period of time, after which you would return to your studies.
A request for intermission of studies requires formal approval and requests are governed by the University regulations and guidelines.
How to intermit your studies
Firstly, students are advised to discuss their reasons for requesting a period of leave with their supervisor or course lead in the first instance as there may be some practical things you need to consider.
Please be aware that retrospective leave of absence will be granted in exceptional circumstances only. Students should, in consultation with their Supervisor/Course Lead, request leave as early as possible in the term affected by their extenuating circumstances.
While you are away
You will continue to have access to your Moodle account and library resources and there will be opportunities for you to be kept in the loop with what is going on your programme via Moodle and via social media groups. The University of Essex will also use your Essex email account to remain in contact with you about aspects of your return to your studies,