Short term absences

Find out about taking annual leave during your studies.

It is acceptable for you to take short breaks from your study for “annual leave” (up to four weeks), statutory holidays, short-term illnesses, conference attendances and academic meetings.

Prior to taking a short break you should discuss your plans with your supervisor and check with the postgraduate coordinator as to any School-specific requirements; this will be particularly important if you are part of a lab group. The School should be aware if you are “on leave” so that you can be accounted for in the event of an emergency.