To be honest, I think they work on the idea that your money goes towards providing the study space and on employing someone to stand there and lecture. I don't think they really care about whether it was you, or their teaching which achieved the good results.
Regardless of whether or not you took advantage of it, the uni still paid for that space, and for those lecturers to stand there and talk, so I'm not sure how successful you'll be.
That said, I have no legal knowledge. I'm sure a law student could give a better response.
I hope you get something sorted out, though.
Last edited by Pandabär; 01-06-2012 at 14:33.
or 4. Different people have different learning needs and whilst some need lectures and/or personal tutors, others learn equally well from reading books ... you say yourself that you worked extremely hard ... one would assume that the tuition element would have lessened some of that work by providing some analysis of relevant texts and the opportunity to discuss material
(Original post by Pablo Sevilla)
1. The course is just too easy. This would be extremely concerning as the degree in question leads to a professional qualification with very high social responsibility.
2. I am just very intelligent - a genius even. As much as my ego wishes this were the case, I know it's not!
3. The teaching is just so poor that it has no bearing on what grade the student will get.
Last edited by TenOfThem; 03-06-2012 at 10:47.
My advice to you is try the open university, much easier for everything when you have commitments.
You won't get any refund though. It is your choice if you attend lectures or not, they met their obligation by putting you on and marking your modules. That's it, there is no official contract of what they will provide, so you can't get them for failing to provide anything.
I am still being chased by angla ruskin for tuition fees after I withdrew after 1 term when I found out they had put me on a 4 and not the 3 year course I had signed up to do and refused to put me on the 3. That is getting nasty now as I am NOT paying for it.
But your case is different, I have a signed bit of paper that says 3 year offer, not 4 but it is still a total nightmare. You have nothing to show what they guaranteed to offer you.
I know life is hard, work, uni, family life balancing together is hardwork, there is little understanding or support for mature students when it omes to finance problems at uni. But ultimately it isn't their fault you couldn't afford to attend, and you wont be entitled to a refund.
Last edited by Hermione_moo; 03-06-2012 at 10:45.