Can I take a gap year?

It is not unusual for students who have come straight from School or College to feel pressured to go straight on to University so they end up at University without necessarily having given their choice of course or University much consideration. Students have reported that they feel they are on a 'treadmill of education' and that they themselves have had little input on their fate. If this is the case you may wish to take a year out from education, to establish what it is you really want to do.

You are advised to discuss such matters with your Personal Tutor and then with one of the Student Advisers in the Student Support Team.