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    And i have all this to look forwards too
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    I don't understand-if you can't afford uni then by their standards surely you should be elegible for money. Also parents are means tested-so if they can affored to help you they should, if not the loans company should.
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    Please, please don't end things; nothing gets so bad that it leads to there being no way out apart from that way!

    The worse thing you can do is to drop out of your degree, you're working your butt off, doing amazingly well, and if you carry on, will be able to come out of it all, albeit in debt, but able to get a brilliant job that will allow you to start paying back the loan.

    Where abouts are you at uni? If you are in London, its expensive, could you perhaps transfer somewhere further North where living costs are much, much cheaper?

    What about getting in touch with Trading Standards, the Citizens Advice Bureau? Watchdog even? Call your local MP, send letters to the Houses of Parliament, local newspapers, anywhere that will get you a lot of publicity, and eventually lead to the mess to be sorted out, also it might promote donations or something similar that might help with living costs.

    What degree are you doing? Are there any types of funding that are specific to your degree like NHS bursaries?

    And on a final note, don't panic, its an awful situation, worst than most, but it will get sorted out with perseverance and hard work. Good luck hun PM if you need any help at all!
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    really sorry to hear whats happened to you something seems to have gone badly wrong.

    maybe you could take a year out, earn some money, then restart your course in 3rd year? you should ask uni about it.

    its nearly summer too, borrow what you can to keep you going. its only money, and its only short term. you can work over summer.

    you've obviously got talent, don't waste it.
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    sue them
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    I would suggest:

    a) ask your parents if possible

    b) ask the banks, I know Natwest provide loans for studnts studying for their LPC, although this may mean getting into more debt, but you could pay it back when you graduate

    c) seek and act on the legal advice or you could go to the papers and publicise what the studnt loan company have done

    d) if you haven't done already speak to your personal tutor, head of year or even dean and ask for their advice (it may be productive as the marks u mention for your degree are excellent)

    I hope it works out for you
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    You could seek sponsorship from a company?
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    Thats bad what they done how dare they, shows how disgusting us students are treated, all about money these days i'm struggling in my 1st year so i kinda know how you feel, one option could be to go to student services and talk to your welfare officer, usually they can put your case forward and give you enough money to get through each semster
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    Well, Anon., that is the most awful thing I've ever heard about university, and I was feeling sorry for myself today - no longer!

    I agree with (who?) that you should go to the Dean. Straight to the top, fast track. You need the people on your side who with one piercing look have all those dreadful, sordid, sick-making, vile, goat-like bureacrats bowing and scraping at one's feet.
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    Oh, and sainted saucers, killing oneself! That solves no problems at all. Don't let the *******s defeat you! If you did a nationwide poll you'd find most of the poulation on your side calling for the blood of those paper-pushers.
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    You could also try one of those debt counselling services (not the dodgy ones, the ones run by CAB etc) to ask the LEA if they'll let you enter into a payment contract...i.e. you'll repay the amounts but at a rate of £x per month because you can't afford to live and continue your studies otherwise.
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    Why? I enjoy Maths.
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    Try contacting Diana Wright at the Sunday Times. She takes up deserving cases where financial bodies are being unhelpful/intimidating and she seems remarkably successful in persuading them to adopt a more flexible approach. It's the whole finance arena - she's not a specialist in student finance.
    Sorry I don't have a contact address to hand - but her column is in the Money section - second page I think - and that has those details.
    I also think that talking to your college and getting them to pitch in on your behalf can only be beneficial. They should be able to tell you how best to proceed.
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    Your uni should have some money to give to students who have financial difficulties. Also there are various charities for students with low money. Phone up the Dean and tell him about your situation and if hes any decent he will sort it out (as its his job)

    Also quite often your uni will provide you with lawyers if you cant afford them. I know as I sued someone last year and the uni paid for me to get legal advice (it was a housing matter though)
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