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    Thanks for the info about the bursary. I'm so nervous... I don't know if I'm going to get it as I've been living abroad... So I need to prove ive been living temporarily... Which I have I guess... But I won't have payslips from the UK.

    Does anyone know if there is any point to apply for student finance if I already did a degree and had student loans then? I can't get it again right?

    Also is the tuition fees sorted out through the bursary application?
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    (Original post by waddle_jl)
    Thanks for the info about the bursary. I'm so nervous... I don't know if I'm going to get it as I've been living abroad... So I need to prove ive been living temporarily... Which I have I guess... But I won't have payslips from the UK.

    Does anyone know if there is any point to apply for student finance if I already did a degree and had student loans then? I can't get it again right?

    Also is the tuition fees sorted out through the bursary application?
    From what I know SLT is a professional qualification so you would be entiteled to another loan.. Not 100% sure though
    I'm im the same situation (already have a degree in psychology) I think we're entitled to a means tested bursary and reduced rate maintenance loan
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    (Original post by HowayGuapa)
    I had interviews mid-january and early feb, final one at Leeds Met this week and haven't heard back from any of the others yet!
    I hate the waiting! It's killing me slowly.
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    (Original post by djavor)
    On that day applicants must: have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or
    the Isle of Man during the three years preceding the prescribed date, apart
    from occasional or temporary absences; and
     be ordinarily resident in England, Scotland , Wales or Northern Ireland on the
    prescribed date (other than medical and dental students who must be
    ordinarily resident in England.); and
     be settled in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971. This
    means that there must be no restrictions on your length of stay in the UK.n
    This is what waddle_jl means, it's not as simple as already having a degree. I'm in the same situation, by temporary absences I assume they mean less than 3 months, which will not work as you will need dbs clearance equivalents from the other countries you've lived in.
    From what I can make out the course fees will still be paid but we won't be eligible for nhs bursary, but I think we can apply for a small maintenance loan from slc. Can you study part time and work a bit more? I feel for you, I don't have a place yet but I don't think I will be able to afford it even if I do get a place.
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    (Original post by djavor)
    From what I know SLT is a professional qualification so you would be entiteled to another loan.. Not 100% sure though
    I'm im the same situation (already have a degree in psychology) I think we're entitled to a means tested bursary and reduced rate maintenance loan
    Cool that's what I thought! Do you think you will be working alongside the course?
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    Temporary doesn't mean less than three months. Just as long as you can prove that you had a temporary contract, or were travelling or something.

    My problem is my offer is conditional on me getting the bursary. But in reality I would find it very difficult to live without it. The bursary will cover my rent with some extra, then I'll need to work for cash to eat, socialise etc.
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    (Original post by waddle_jl)
    Cool that's what I thought! Do you think you will be working alongside the course?
    Think I'm gonna have to haha.. Unsure about applying for another loan already have debt from the first one lol
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    (Original post by waddle_jl)
    Temporary doesn't mean less than three months. Just as long as you can prove that you had a temporary contract, or were travelling or something.

    My problem is my offer is conditional on me getting the bursary. But in reality I would find it very difficult to live without it. The bursary will cover my rent with some extra, then I'll need to work for cash to eat, socialise etc.
    How do you prove it was temporary? Obviously it's temporary as you've returned... and what makes it better if someone was 'travelling' for three years as opposed to say working in another country?
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    For example, I should be able to prove I lived abroad temporarily, because I have a temporary contract. I also pay bills in the UK and have family connections. I can prove regular flights home for example.

    I guess the thing if you were travelling is you were still officially resident in the UK. But at the moment for example I am a UK citizen, but I am resident in Norway.

    Hopefully we'll be fine though. I think if you are a UK national you pretty much get it. It's just designed to stop people moving from another country to get cheap education and then go back to their own country I suppose... So the NHS won't recieve their investment so to speak!

    I wouldn't worry about the loan. I still pay off mine too. I wish I hadn't paid so much off, because in reality I won't pay it by the time I'm 60 anyway. It gets wiped wither after your sixty, or after 30 years. Whatever comes first.
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    (Original post by waddle_jl)
    For example, I should be able to prove I lived abroad temporarily, because I have a temporary contract. I also pay bills in the UK and have family connections. I can prove regular flights home for example.

    I guess the thing if you were travelling is you were still officially resident in the UK. But at the moment for example I am a UK citizen, but I am resident in Norway.

    Hopefully we'll be fine though. I think if you are a UK national you pretty much get it. It's just designed to stop people moving from another country to get cheap education and then go back to their own country I suppose... So the NHS won't recieve their investment so to speak!

    I wouldn't worry about the loan. I still pay off mine too. I wish I hadn't paid so much off, because in reality I won't pay it by the time I'm 60 anyway. It gets wiped wither after your sixty, or after 30 years. Whatever comes first.
    Ok, thanks for this actually It makes me feel better, I thought I definitely wouldn't get anything.
    I am a UK citizen but lived abroad the past three years, first on a temporary work contract but was resident in that country, then working freelance but again resident in that country, then I moved countries and had another temporary contract and did not register as resident in that country, so was technically resident in the UK. I am now resident and employed in the UK paying NI and tax etc but only since 6 months.
    In those three years I wasn't paying rent or anything or NI in the UK and flew back only once a year or so, but maybe it will be ok. I'll check at my interview. Thanks!
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    (Original post by schmee2)
    Ok, thanks for this actually It makes me feel better, I thought I definitely wouldn't get anything.
    I am a UK citizen but lived abroad the past three years, first on a temporary work contract but was resident in that country, then working freelance but again resident in that country, then I moved countries and had another temporary contract and did not register as resident in that country, so was technically resident in the UK. I am now resident and employed in the UK paying NI and tax etc but only since 6 months.
    In those three years I wasn't paying rent or anything or NI in the UK and flew back only once a year or so, but maybe it will be ok. I'll check at my interview. Thanks!
    Ah yeh, you should be fine if you've been back in the UK. My problem is I'll still be abroad when I apply. But I have been back and forth from the UK in the last 3 years... So there has been some taxes payed and things... Fingers crossed! Good luck I hope you get it!
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    (Original post by Kaylou12)
    Thank you




    Yeah, it is. I'm applying with an access course and MMU actually has the highest entry requirements, out of the unis I have applied to anyway.

    I see, so can you practise as a psychologist as well as a speech therapist? Or would psychology be your specialism as a speech therapist? Sounds like lots of work! You'll be mega employable by the end though!
    Good luck with your decisions!

    If I get a decent grade will be a qualified speech therapist but will also have an accredited psychology degree so could progress that further if I want to (maybe educational psychology?) but that's a PhD so we shall have to see. It is a bit more work but I enjoy the psychology side so its ok. As for employable - we shall have to wait and see lol.

    Congrats again - may see you in September
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    Does anyone know what I have to take for the Leeds interview? 😊


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    (Original post by amypewwy)
    Does anyone know what I have to take for the Leeds interview? 😊


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    I only got asked for photographic I.d when I got there. That was it, they even provided us with a pen haha
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    (Original post by nesca89)
    I only got asked for photographic I.d when I got there. That was it, they even provided us with a pen haha
    Hey - you doing ok?

    Wonder when the first Leeds offer will be received????

    You coping with all the endless hanging on??
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Hey - you doing ok?

    Wonder when the first Leeds offer will be received????

    You coping with all the endless hanging on??
    Hey Amy, i'm just about hanging in there. Only 13 days until I hear from the University of Manchester! Not that I'm counting haha. I don't think I'll hear from leeds or man met until after that date unfortunately. I think leeds will start giving out replies mid-end March. I'm still researching alternative routes and careers so I don't fall into a deep state of depression when I get rejected haha
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    (Original post by nesca89)
    Hey Amy, i'm just about hanging in there. Only 13 days until I hear from the University of Manchester! Not that I'm counting haha. I don't think I'll hear from leeds or man met until after that date unfortunately. I think leeds will start giving out replies mid-end March. I'm still researching alternative routes and careers so I don't fall into a deep state of depression when I get rejected haha
    Oh gosh I remember the UofM decision day last year - all hanging around on here and on Track till the replies started coming in well into the evening- nightmare wasn't it?

    Leeds didn't hang around last year - operated more like MMU some offers quickly and others on the maybe pile (or in my case a quick rejection lol). We will have to see if they change their approach this year.

    Stay positive - it's not over yet!
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Oh gosh I remember the UofM decision day last year - all hanging around on here and on Track till the replies started coming in well into the evening- nightmare wasn't it?

    Leeds didn't hang around last year - operated more like MMU some offers quickly and others on the maybe pile (or in my case a quick rejection lol). We will have to see if they change their approach this year.

    Stay positive - it's not over yet!
    Oh yes I remember that night well, I even remember where I was sitting. This year I've made plans for Monday night to keep myself busy. The things we have to go through hey!

    By the sounds of it leeds must have changed their process because nobody has received decisions from them yet and is been 2 weeks since the first interviews. Maybe towards the end of this week people will hear. I may aswell withdraw my choice as I already know I didn't get in. I will be in shock if I do haha
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    (Original post by nesca89)
    Oh yes I remember that night well, I even remember where I was sitting. This year I've made plans for Monday night to keep myself busy. The things we have to go through hey!

    By the sounds of it leeds must have changed their process because nobody has received decisions from them yet and is been 2 weeks since the first interviews. Maybe towards the end of this week people will hear. I may aswell withdraw my choice as I already know I didn't get in. I will be in shock if I do haha
    Oh don't you dare withdraw!! Just wait and see or you will always wonder "what if". I felt the same last year about Sheffield - they messed around so much that I nearly didn't bother going to the interview but my mum said I should go - and she was right cos I hated it so know I wouldn't have liked it there but at least in my own mind I can't ever wonder what it might have been like.
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Oh don't you dare withdraw!! Just wait and see or you will always wonder "what if". I felt the same last year about Sheffield - they messed around so much that I nearly didn't bother going to the interview but my mum said I should go - and she was right cos I hated it so know I wouldn't have liked it there but at least in my own mind I can't ever wonder what it might have been like.
    No no I won't withdraw but I just feel so strongly that I didn't get in lol. And I hated every minute of the day really. If I get in there and nowhere else I will go, but it's just least favourite choice. we shall see anyway I guess
 
 
 
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