If you’re thinking of leaving

Remember your PDT and Keep on Track are here to support you make a decision if you’re thinking about leaving.

Did you know that you can suspend (pause) your studies? See more information about suspended studies on My Napier.


Is a problem with your studies causing you difficulties or making you think of leaving?

The Academic Skills Team can help you with all aspects of your learning and studying. For information as to how we can help please see the range of guidance available at Academic Skills (Please note: Keep on Track Advisers do not provide academic support with your studies)

A meeting with a Careers Development Consultant 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 or suspend your studies.

If you need support with an aspect of your wellbeing, the Student Wellbeing & Inclusion team is here to help you feel content, healthy and supported. Please have a look at our online resources and come and talk with us if you are experiencing any difficulties. Support is available from our Student FundingCounselling & Mental WellbeingDisability Inclusion, Keep on Track  and Chaplaincy staff.

If an IT issue is causing you difficulty, contact our Information Services (IS) for help (ISServiceDesk@napier.ac.uk, +44 (0)131 455 3000). From finding out how to access lecture recordings, to how to book a PC if you’re going onto campus, IS can help with lots of things.  The university has a number of laptops available for student use.  For short-term laptop loans, please use the self-service lockers available at our Libraries, Bainfield Student Accommodation and the Jack Kilby Computing Centre.  If you require a long-term laptop loan, we have a small number of laptops available. Please contact us at keepontrack@napier.ac.uk to check eligibility and availability.

There may be financial implications of leaving related to fees and the University Fees department will be able to clarify your situation (fees@napier.ac.uk). Your Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association Advice service ENSA can also guide you to consider the implications of leaving and to ensure your finances are in order. Get in touch with your Funding Body (e.g., SAAS) to find out about future funding, or fees for a change of course.  

If you are studying at the University and hold a Tier 4 & Student Route visa, please get in touch with International Support before considering leaving .

If you are in University Accommodation you should discuss your plans with them to understand the implications. 

If you decide to leave

If you decide to withdraw after talking it through, the first thing you need to do is let your Programme Leader know. If they are not available, speak to your Personal Development Tutor (PDT). Contact the University Fees department and your Funding Body before you withdraw so you are fully aware of any financial implications of withdrawing. Click here to get more information about the financial side of leaving and minimise the risk of you being overpaid your student finance.

Other useful links

Go to Emergency and Out of Hours Contacts for more urgent support.