For Current Students


  • Notification of Mitigating Circumstances
    If your studies are affected in any way by illness or any other mitigating circumstance then you must notify us. Note: Further details about supporting evidence and the mitigating circumstances procedure can be found in the Undergraduate Assessment Handbook.


  • Notification of absence
    If illness affects attendance but does not impact on your assessment  performance and the absence is of less than seven days’ duration, you are required to inform the School. This is done by filling in a self-certified ‘Notification of Absence' form as soon as you are fit to do so. You must obtain medical evidence from a qualified medical practitioner to cover absence caused by illness, whatever its duration, if you believe it has adversely affected your performance in an assessment. You cannot self-certify illness in this instance.
  • Request for Annual Leave
    This online form is for all postgraduate research students who want to apply for annual leave. Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email confirmation of the decision. Failure to follow this process will result in your annual leave being unauthorised.
  • Dissertation Preference Form
    You should submit this Preference Form if you are currently taking HS2500 and plan to write your dissertation in History next year; or if you plan to be abroad next year.
  • HS2348 Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union - Field trip sign up form
    You should submit this sign up form if you are currently taking the HS2348 module and would like to attend the field trip to the National Space Centre taking place on Monday 22 November 2021.

Handbooks and Guides

The following handbooks will be available on Blackboard at the start of term.

  • Undergraduate Student Handbook
  • Postgraduate Taught Student Handbook
  • Postgraduate Research Student Handbook
  • Undergraduate Assessment Handbook
  • Undergraduate Dissertation Handbook
  • Online Submission and Feedback Guide
  • Style Guide

Visa Information Sessions

The Student Welfare Service holds Visa Information sessions throughout the year for International Students. The sessions provide useful information on:

  • how to apply to extend your current student visa
  • how to apply for a Schengen visa (many students like to take the opportunity to visit other European countries during their time in the UK)
  • how your family members can apply to come and visit you in the UK
  • what is required to bring a spouse and any dependent children to join them in the UK, throughout your studies.

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