This article provides details regarding the Withdrawal of Services and Exclusion processes.
Why would the Withdrawal of Services
process be started?
To become and remain a fully
registered student of the University of Portsmouth, students are required to
complete various Registration processes. Whilst some processes may not be
applicable to all registering students, our registration requirements include:
Annual online registration
Settlement of tuition fee
Proof of personal identification (and
immigration status if an International student)
Proof of course entry qualifications
Provide valid term time address
Satisfactory criminal conviction
Compliance with the University’s attendance and engagement monitoring policy (International students only)
Withdrawal of Services will be
initiated if you fail to comply with one or more of the Registration
requirements, and may ultimately result in you being excluded from the
University of Portsmouth if you continue to fail to comply during the
Withdrawal of Services process.
Notifications to students indicating the requirement to complete an outstanding Registration process, and subsequent follow-up notifications, will be sent to students’ University email accounts.
Students have a right to appeal
against their exclusion.
The University reserves the right to
omit the Withdrawal of Services process where there is actual or potential
conflict with policy or process as prescribed by its own or other relevant
organisations' regulations. For further details see the ‘University Exclusion and Appeals Policy 2017/18’ which
can be found at the ‘Where
can I find tuition fee policies and procedures?’ article.
What does it mean if I have my
services withdrawn under the Withdrawal of Services process?
- Your registration status will immediately be withdrawn in the Student
You must continue to attend/engage in your studies and submit
work as normal during this period. This is in anticipation that your services will be quickly restored to normal.
You will be disabled from using IT and Library facilities.
Should you require IT access to complete an electronic exam/submit electronic coursework, you will need to make your Department/School aware of this fact as per the ‘University Exclusion
and Appeals Policy 2017/18’ which can be found at the ‘Where can I find
tuition fee policies and procedures?’ article, so
temporary access can be given.
Any assessments submitted with deadlines, or examinations taken on days
within the Withdrawal of Services period cannot be marked.
We will notify your relevant Department/School of your Withdrawal of
What does it mean if I am
excluded under the Withdrawal of Services process?
- You will cease to be a
student of the University of Portsmouth.
- Attendance at classes/lectures will be prohibited, whereby you will not
receive tuition or academic support.You will not be able to undertake any examinations or assessments in
any form whatsoever. You will therefore have a fail recorded in these
examinations and assessments.
- Access to any facilities of the University will be disabled.
- Your tuition fee will be calculated in-line with our ‘Tuition Fee Policy 2017/18’ which can be found at the ‘Where can I find
tuition fee policies and procedures?’ article, to reflect the time you were registered as a student. The University will seek settlement of any tuition fee debt up to the Withdrawal of Services date.
- You will be in breach of University Regulations should you disregard
- Re-entry to the University in the current academic year will not be
permitted. Should you wish to continue your studies at the University of
Portsmouth you would have to re-apply to the University through Admissions for
the next academic year. You would be expected to meet ALL registration
requirements and provide the relevant evidence/documentation as requested at
- Where applicable, you will be removed from University accommodation.
- International students will be reported to the UK Visas and Immigration
as withdrawn from the University, which will ultimately result in visa
curtailment and possible forced removal from the UK.
- You have the right of appeal against your exclusion. For details on how to do this, please see our ‘University Exclusion and Appeals Policy 2017/18’ which can be found at the ‘Where can I find
tuition fee policies and procedures?’ article.
How do I appeal my exclusion?
- A student may appeal an exclusion by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The appeal should include your full name and student ID number, and MUST:
- Be received within 20 working
days of the exclusion
- Provide details of why you feel you should have the exclusion lifted
- Only be made when all registration
criteria, including the one in default have been met.
- Details of appeal criteria can be found within the 'University Exclusion and Appeals Policy 2017/18' which can be found at the 'Where can I find tuition fee policies and procedures?' article.