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    Good Afternoon,

    In 2013/2014 I studied 1 year of a full time events management degree. I then in September 2014 started a 4 year LLB Law with Business degree - one year being a placement/sandwich year. The total time in study would amount to 5 years.

    I have completed my first year of Law with top marks, and completed my second year - whether I pass my second year is pending on some resit exams in August. It has been suggested that I may want to resit the entire 2nd year.

    Due to many, serious health issues (being disabled) and personal circumstances I have struggled massively during my second year and have not done very well.

    So far, I have had 3 years of student finance support (Events 1 year, Law year 1 and year 2) and if I want to resit the 2nd year it will be my 4th year of finance and then my third and final year to graduate from the degree will be the 5th year of finance support.

    I have tried calling student finance directly but after several attempts I only spoke to one woman who could not give me a clear answer and she kept saying that I was on a foundation degree.

    Do students only ever get 4 years of finance? Or are the rules different because it is a 4 year, sandwich course?

    Any advice would be much appreciated as my exam board is giving me a decision in early July - to tell me if I am allowed to resit the year. I cannot do this however without the help of student finance. If I do not have the finance option, the next couple of months are going to be extremely difficult in trying to pass the year.

    Thank you

    You get length of course + 1 - previous years study.

    You can claim back a year if you failed due to things like a health condition affecting your ability to study. You need to send in evidence (such as a letter from your GP / counsellor / consultant) for this.
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