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Jury Service

If you receive a jury summons then you are legally obliged to attend court unless you can give a good reason as to why you can not or should not attend. 

Deferring Jury Service

You may be able to defer your Jury Service until after you have completed your studies at the University.  If you would like to do this you will need to apply to the Summoning Officers stating the reason/s why you feel you are unable to attend at the present time.  A telephone helpline number and e-mail address for questions about jury service can be found on the government's website.

Attending Jury Service

Jury Service normally lasts for ten days although this can be extended if the trial takes longer: the jurors are expected to attend the full duration of the trail.  In light of this the University recommends that students who wish to accept Jury Service (or whose application to defer has been refused) should intermit from their studies at the University until the next possible start date.  (For most undergraduate students this will be the following September/October).

For information about intermitting please see the Registry web pages.

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