Careers ServicePausing your studies

Sometimes plans change. Your course is not what you expected. Life events may have interrupted your studies. A placement opportunity has come up. We can help you navigate these changes.


If you wish to take up an opportunity to gain work experience related to your studies, you may wish to consider taking voluntary suspension.

There are University Guidelines on what to do next and how to apply.


If you're considering, or if you have embarked on voluntary suspension, you'll have access to all the services of the Careers Service. You can still book events and appointments.

There is a short programme to help develop your skills during your time away from the university. The Student Business letter you receive to confirm your voluntary suspension will provide more details.

Or contact the Careers Service at to request access.