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 Thinking of Leaving

​Thinking of leaving? Worried about your course? Having a problem with your studies? Life as a student isn’t working anymore, and you’re not sure what to do? Maybe you want to change course, or change university, or even just leave? ​​​​​​

Many students think about leaving university at some stage during their studies. If anything is bothering you or you are thinking about leaving, please speak to a member of staff who can help you think about your options and understand what is best for you.

There may be other options such as additional support (perhaps advice on how to improve your academic skills), a temporary suspension of studies or transferring to another programme.

​We can help you to consider your options. Your Personal Development Tutor (PDT​)​ or programme leader will be able to give you guidance in the first instance.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of your approach to learning and studying then please contact the academic skills team at

There are other advisers you may want to talk to…

A meeting with a careers adviser might be useful – they can help you to explore the career options of your current programme and alternatives if you decide you want to leave

Is a problem with your studies making you think of leaving? There is support available, click here​ to get help with study skills and strategies for learning. 

If money worries are at the root of your concerns you can contact the Student Funding team and check their web pages.

There might be financia​l implications of leaving (fees etc) and the University Finance department will be able to clarify your situation; ENSA can also guide you to consider the implications of leaving and to ensure your finances are in order

​If you are in University accommodation you should discuss your plans with them to understand the implications

Future funding, or fees for a change of course, call SAAS:

0300 555 0505​​

​Your Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association Advice service is ENSA Advice:
0131 229 8791


Useful links

Nightline is an anonymous and confidential support & information service run especially for students in Edinburgh.

ENSA Advice

Support for International Students

Financial worries

Student Accommodation

Support for your emotional wellbeing

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