Ref: Name: Student number: Programme: I confirm that the [Academic Unit Name] is willing to allow you to return home to complete your dissertation. This is at your own risk as you will not be able to access on campus resources, although we note that many of the resources you may need are accessible electronically. Normal deadlines for submission apply – UK dates/times apply. As you are an international student it is probable that you will have a visa that extends to the end of your programme plus a few months. Leaving the UK to finish your programme means that the University must now report your location of study to the UK Border Agency and it is likely that the UK Border Agency will curtail your UK visa. Therefore if you need to return to the UK, e.g. to attend a congregation ceremony, you may need to apply for a visitor visa. Good luck with your future study. Yours faithfully Name: Position: Date: Stamp.