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Students requesting to leave​

Given our focus on retention, we have been working to enhance the data that we gather from our students who request to leave the university. 


By enhancing this data, we will be better able to identify areas for improvement and targeted interventions.


For many students the decision to withdraw is based on multiple factors and our ​eVision Task for processing such requests now allows us to capture this richer information.


Please see the updated information about processing requests to leave h​ere.


The categories that can now be captured are:

Primary ReasonSecondary reason
Academic ReasonsDon't feel academically equipped
Course more difficult than anticipated
Don't feel academically supported
Course not right for me
Course content not as expected
Don't feel that course provides me with skills to meet my career aspiration
Dissatisfied with teaching
Timetable difficulties
Too Many Resits
Difficulties with Staff
Not specified
University Owned AccommodationUnable to find accommodation
Unable to afford accommodation
Current accommodation not suitable
Not specified



Transition into university
Sense of Belonging
Not ready for university
Feeling lonely/isolated
Difficulties with Staff
Sexual misconduct / harassment
Not specified




Has decided to pursue employment
Employer has withdrawn support
Relocating due to employment
Not specified
Financial ReasonsCost of fees too high
Cost of living too high
Change in financial circumstances
Not specified
Health ReasonsPhysical Health (illness)
Mental Health (illness)
Addiction/dependency issues
Not specified
Personal ReasonsChildcare issues
Unpaid caring responsibilities
Family circumstances
Transport difficulties
Feeling lonely/isolated
Difficulties with Staff
Commute unsustainable
Inclusion needs not being met
Not specified
Transferred to another institutionTransferred to a more relevant course at another institution
Transferred to a preferred institution
Transferred to be closer to home
Transferred to join friends
Not specified
Accommodation (Privately rented/owned)Unable to find accommodation
Unable to afford accommodation
Current accommodation not suitable
Issues with Private Landlord
Not specified
Did not engage (Student did not engage in withdrawal task process) 
OtherText box input​