Absence, suspensions & extensions of study FAQs

 

What do I do if I'm absent or sick?

Details on absence are available in your Research Training Programme Handbook (PDF)

The University of Glasgow has a Student Absence Policy, with information relating to PGR students in the appendix.


How can I suspend my study?

If you wish to suspend study, you must consult your Principal Supervisor. If approved, the Supervisor seeks permission through the Higher Degrees Committee. Please send the completed and signed Suspension of Studies Form (MS Word) to the Graduate School. Mark it for the attention of the Clerk of the HDC Committee.

We deal with applications for suspension on a case-by-case basis. They are subject to satisfactory progress of the student up to the point of suspension.

For further details, read the PGR Code of Practice (PDF), section 7.21 - 7.33 and/or our Visa extensions webpage. 

 

How do I get a thesis extension?

If you and your supervisor(s) perceive that the original submission date may not be achievable, you may apply for an extension. You cannot apply later than 3 months prior to the planned submission date. Your submission date is your 'End date' on MyCampus. 

An extension to a student’s submission deadline can be granted subject to approval by the Graduate School Board and in compliance with funder terms and conditions.

Applications for extension will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please see the Extension to Thesis Submission form (MS Word) for eligibility criteria.

Please also read the PGR Code of Practice (PDF), section 8.14 - 8.20 and the Policies and Procedures webpage.

How can I suspend my study?

If you wish to suspend study, you must consult your Principal Supervisor, and if approved, the Supervisor shall seek the permission via the Higher Degrees Committee. Please send the completed and signed Suspension of Studies form found on the Important forms for students page to the Graduate School (mvls-gradschool@glasgow.ac.uk) for the attention of the Clerk of the HDC Committee.

Applications for suspension are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and are subject to satisfactory progress thus far. For further details, see the PGR Code of Practice (PDF), section 7.21 - 7.33 and/or our Policies and Procedures webpage. 

How can I get a thesis extension?

If you and your supervisor(s) perceive that the original submission date may not be achievable, you may, not later than 3 months prior to the planned submission date, apply for an extension.

An extension to a student’s submission deadline can be granted subject to approval by the Graduate School Board and in compliance with any funder terms and conditions.

Applications for extension will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please see the Extension to Thesis Submission form (MS Word) for eligibility criteria and the PGR Code of Practice (PDF), section 8.14 - 8.20 and/or the Policies and Procedures webpage.