You should discuss your plans to intermit with your department. You should speak to your advisor/supervisor or another member of departmental staff, like Personal Tutor, course director, year director, course administrator. Check your departmental handbook if you aren’t sure who to speak to.
Undergraduate or taught postgraduates
You should be aware that courses may change from year to year. This may affect the modules that are available to you when you return. Available modules for the next academic year will be shown on eNROL during module enrolment in the Summer Term. If you are considering intermitting before this information is published you should talk to your department about whether or not a module is likely to be running next year.
Undergraduate students should also consider the impact on the maximum period (see below) that you have to complete your award.
Intermission requests for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students are usually only approved for periods of a single academic stage (or year). If you are thinking about taking a break for a different period of time you should discuss this in advance with your department as it may not be possible.
Periods of intermission are approved on the basis of our University terms and not weeks or months. The date for the start of your time away, and the date when you are due to return, will be linked to the structure of our academic year and will be based on standard term dates.