University of Hull Intercalation

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University of Hull Intercalation

University of Hull Intercalation

Student Handbook: Problems and Solutions

7.3.1 Suspending Your Studies – ‘Intercalation’

An alternative to withdrawing from the University might be to suspend your studies for a period of time – referred to as ‘intercalation’. This might enable you to resolve the difficulties which are affecting your studies, whether medical, personal or financial. Occasionally, intercalation is also used to enable you to undertake some form of work experience not forming part of the programme of study.

Again you should discuss this option with your Academic Support Tutor, but if you do decide intercalation is appropriate you must put your request in writing to the Head of School (You must use form SAS-I), indicating the length of time requested, the reasons, and the last date you wish to attend the programme. You will be required to provide suitable supporting evidence – e.g. medical evidence. Provided the request is for no more than one year the Head of School will be able to approve the request. Requests of more than a year, or extensions of existing intercalations, require the approval of the Student Progress Committee. You should also be aware that each stage of the programme must be completed within 3 years, including any period of intercalation.

If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa then you will need to return home when you intercalate and you will need to apply for a new visa before you return to the University.

The University also has the power to require a student to intercalate where a student is considered unfit to study by reason of posing a risk to him/herself or another, but only provided that a defined procedure has been followed. A candidate on any University of Hull module or programme, wheresoever located, who is judged, on substantial evidence, to be unfit to study by reason of posing a risk to him/herself or others may be required to suspend those studies (intercalate) even in the absence of the candidate’s consent (QH:K13).