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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

We have a responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our students and staff.

The phrase ‘fitness to study' refers to your ability to fully engage with your studies, both academically and otherwise, without reasonable detriment to your wellbeing and whilst maintaining appropriate standards of behaviour.

The University’s Rules of Behaviour are outlined in chapter II, page 243 of Statutes and Ordinances, and all students are asked to conform to these standards of behaviour to maintain the ICE community. It is recognised that breaches of these rules do not always require disciplinary action as a student may be in significant distress or causing significant concern to those around them due to possible health difficulties.

The Fitness to Study Procedure allows us to take a supportive approach to enable you to continue with your studies with the appropriate support, or to take a break until you are fit enough to return.

If you are facing mental or physical health difficulties which are affecting your studies, you may wish to contact either your Course Director or Head of Academic Centre Administration or the Assistant Director of Academic Centres: Student Experience (, who will be able to offer pastoral assistance and direct you to appropriate internal and external sources of support and guidance.

For the full procedure please see: ICE Fitness to Study Procedure.

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