From time to time students are called for jury service. Jurors are selected at random by Her Majesty¿s Courts Service from the electoral register and everyone on the electoral register between the ages of 18 to 70 may be selected.
Where jury service is likely to interfere with your study or assessment, you may seek deferral of your service. The Jury Central Summoning Bureau evaluates any requests for deferral and those requests may usually be for no longer than 12 months.
To assist your request for jury service deferral you may request a letter from the Director of Student Administration and Support. To do so you should complete your jury summons including Section 3 and bring the completed form to the Student Administration Centre, Ground Floor, Foundation Building. The Student Administration Centre is open between 09:00 and 17:00.
When a jury summons is received by the Student Administration Centre, the Director of Student Administration and Support will write on your behalf to Her Majesty's Courts Service enclosing the summons and explaining that it would be detrimental to your studies to experience disruption due to undertaking jury service.
Her Majesty's Courts Service will reply directly to you. If you do not receive a reply in a reasonable time then you should contact Her Majesty's Courts Service directly to enquire about the progress of your application for deferral.
The University cannot request an excusal on your behalf. You should send any excusal request directly to the Summoning Bureau.