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Before you change your mind

Things to consider before you make your decision. You should always discuss your position carefully with a Student Support Adviser or appropriate member of academic staff before deciding.

Your options

If you are enjoying the experience in general and want to continue, perhaps you could find ways to help yourself tackle the difficult subjects, take alternative modules or perhaps study part time.

Also bear in mind that the University has a wide range of full-time and part-time degree and diploma programmes, so if you feel that you have made the wrong choice of course or mode of study, you may be able to find an alternative here.

Support and advice

If you are having personal, financial or academic problems, remember that University staff are used to dealing with student problems and will do their best to help you.

A Student Support Adviser may be able to advise you or direct you to someone who can. You may wish to seek help from the University Wellbeing Service about personal issues or Money Advice and Funds Service for financial issues. Many faculties provide extra online study support and one-to-one help tailored for your subject. If possible, try to give yourself time to reflect, and a chance for things to improve.

Careers advice

If you are considering changing course or leaving your studies then UWE Bristol Careers can help you think through your options and develop a positive plan for your future through impartial and confidential information, advice and guidance.

We can help you with job or course applications and can refer you to organisations in Bristol or your home area that might be able to help you. If you have already left you can continue to use our services for up to three years.

International students

If you are an international student, making any change to your course may have implications for your immigration status and the completion of your studies. Please contact the Advice and Enquiry Service for advice.

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