When a student leaves
There are three types of student leaver: temporary, permanent and presumed. The school has different responsibilities depending on the type of student leaver.
The University has a responsibility to report leaving information to a number of external organisations, including the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and this impacts University funding, Student Finance England for students who receive a Student Loan and the Home Office for international students. Failure to report leaving information in a timely manner to the Home Office could result in the University losing the right to recruit international students and for students the validity of their visa may be affected.
Types of leaver
There are three different types of student leaver and the school has different responsibilities to each group:
- Temporary leavers - where a student is absent from their studies for more than 28 days but intends to continue their studies with the University, agreeing an expected return date.
- Permanent leavers - where a student informs the school of their intention to leave the University.
- Presumed leavers - where a school is aware that a student is not in attendance, the presumed leaver process provides the University with a means to exclude students who have an unsatisfactory attendance record.
- Secretariat (Student Cases team) as a result of the unsatisfactory students procedure or referred students procedure being followed.
- The progression exercise which is undertaken following school examination boards and will report those taught undergraduate students who have exhausted all resit examination attempts.
- Failure to register or obtain a student ID card as part of the registration process.