My fiancé attends university however he is moving to a different one in September. He deliberately failed and withdrawn from his current course so he can do it at the other University. He withdrew from his course 4 weeks before it ended as his teacher emailed him and told him that was the best thing to do. Now he has received a letter from student finance stating he owes them £1600, he is currently unavailable to pay it back as he is currently in his overdraft and he has no other source of income.The reason for him no longer attending was due to certain lecturers quitting and forcing the course to drop certain key modules of which were in his best interest. He feels like they've dragged him on a course offering one thing and completely doing another, especially since a new head of department has been in place making his own subject above all others and even postponing other classes to do his own subject more. (this subject actually has no relevance to the course, and no other university which provides this course does it either.) He feels left out and was being forced to do something that was completely irrelevant for a qualification (a piece of paper which learning there isn't worth the paper it has been written on). Other lecturers have left the university due to broken/unusable equipment and complaints over other staff/modules which were not theirs to deal with. My fiancé like the teachers who have left feel like he has been used and thrown out of the university due to changes to the course of which no one was told about. He is going to write a letter of complaint to the university, although he says it will probably be brushed under the carpet and kept quiet.
Can this be of any use in the terms of student finance? We've done a lot of research and come up empty handed in terms of finding a case which resembles ours. The university could be doing this due to them apparently "getting shut down", and is another reason as to why lecturers and course leaders have already left the course in pursuit of other careers.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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