FAQs for applicants and future students
Information for applicants
What if I have further questions about, or am not happy with, the proposed changes?
If you have any specific questions or concerns about your modules or programmes, then speak to your academic department in the first instance.
If you wish to suspend your studies, and return to Durham in 2022/23 (or at a future point), please contact your College or Academic Department in the first instance to request a concession. We aim to be supportive of students who need to defer their studies, and will treat any requests sympathetically. However, deferral can have implications for some accredited programmes, and it may not be possible to accommodate some requests.
If you are not happy with your programme, you may be able to transfer to another programme in Durham or elsewhere, or to withdraw from the University (with any appropriate exit qualification, depending on the number of credits you have already gained). Further information is available online, via our Terms & Conditions webpages. Information on tuition fee costs in light of withdrawal (e.g. what you would pay depending on when you withdrew) is available from our Policy on Student Debt.
The University also operates a formal complaints process for students, in accordance with the requirements of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education.