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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    In the past I've resat a year of my degree due to problems with anxiety, last year was my final year of my course but my fourth year of finance due to the resit year. Last year my Gran and my Aunt both passed away and this affected my studies so I've been approved to resit my final year in 2016/2017.
    I will need funding to be able to study this year and have been told that student finance will do this in exceptional circumstances, and I've already written a letter to student finance informing them of my reason for resitting and have included evidence. I rang up student finance today and I've been told to fill in a PR1 form. Is this this correct thing to do because I'm getting very confused about how to secure additional funding for this year due to the exceptional circumstances.

    Hi. As you have already resat a year you may have used all previous study years available to you (course length + 1 gift year). This would mean that you may not receive support for the resit of your final year. However due to the circumstances which meant you deferred your studies in 2015/2016 and set to complete this year 2016/2017, you can apply to be considered for funding by taking into consideration your extenuating circumstances. We would require you to provide the following evidence to enable us to considered
    you will need to send a letter to us detailing your CPR along with any evidence of the mitigating circumstances.

    Where applicable, we recommend the evidence -
    • is signed and dated;
    • confirms the reason why could not continue with your studies; and
    • when this took place

    Evidence we would also require would be:

    Medical evidence from a GP
    Letter from HEP
    Letter from Social Services
    Letter from clergy or professional perso
    Death Certificate
    Photocopy of a Birth Certificate
    The above list is not exhaustive and any evidence that can support your claim should be sent to us for consideration. In some circumstances one piece of evidence may not be sufficient, therefore we would recommend that you send as much evidence in as possible. Where possible the evidence should include the following information to enable assessors to make an informed decision. Thanks
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    Hi, thanks for the reply. I already did all of this a month ago, but have receieved no response and when I rang up SFE yesterday and asked about a response to the letter I was told to fill in a return to studies form. So I'm stuck now and don't know what to do next.
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