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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    DSA news update:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2879465
    Reading all that text just confused me


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    Reading all that text just confused me


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    Sorry I think the summary is that whilst they still want unis to make reasonable adjustments for students, rather than SFE (or Welsh/Scottish/NI equivalents) picking up all the bills and taking all the responsibility, they are aware that some unis won't be able to do that in time for the 2015/16 intake. So they're pushing back their start date for the new measures, to Sept 2016.

    That's what I took from it anyway
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    DSA news update:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2879465
    Wait, so what has actually changed? Not that I really knew a lot about it in the first place, but just confused now

    Edit: Saw your other post- that possibly makes more sense, thanks


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    Focus on deep breathing if you can
    im trying.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Sorry I think the summary is that whilst they still want unis to make reasonable adjustments for students, rather than SFE (or Welsh/Scottish/NI equivalents) picking up all the bills and taking all the responsibility, they are aware that some unis won't be able to do that in time for the 2015/16 intake. So they're pushing back their start date for the new measures, to Sept 2016.

    That's what I took from it anyway
    No need to apologise hun, it wasn't you that wrote it, and it's just my dumb brain that can't concentrate at all these days

    So if I apply this year everything will be like normal?


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    brain cannot read all that text but basically I thought (from finding out a few days ago) that no changes to DSA (for our end anyway) would be made until 2016. at one point they were talking about not giving money out for different accommodation etc but afaik this wont be changing until 2016
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    might have that completely wrong though, who knows
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    (Original post by furryface12)
    Wait, so what has actually changed? Not that I really knew a lot about it in the first place, but just confused now

    Edit: Saw your other post- that possibly makes more sense, thanks


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    I think also in 2016/17 intake onwards, there will be less provision for computer equipment. There was also talk about changing provisions for support staff but I didn't manage to figure out (from the previous statement) what that was all about :o:

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    No need to apologise hun, it wasn't you that wrote it, and it's just my dumb brain that can't concentrate at all these days

    So if I apply this year everything will be like normal?


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    You don't have a dumb brain at all hun - don't put yourself down like that! :penguinhug:

    Yes, should be normal, if I've understood it right :yes:
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    brain cannot read all that text but basically I thought (from finding out a few days ago) that no changes to DSA (for our end anyway) would be made until 2016. at one point they were talking about not giving money out for different accommodation etc but afaik this wont be changing until 2016
    Exactly! :lovehug:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    I think also in 2016/17 intake onwards, there will be less provision for computer equipment. There was also talk about changing provisions for support staff but I didn't manage to figure out (from the previous statement) what that was all about :o:



    You don't have a dumb brain at all hun - don't put yourself down like that! :penguinhug:

    Yes, should be normal, if I've understood it right :yes:
    Nah it's true, I think antidepressants affect my ability to focus on things, but they do allow me to get out of bed so I can put up with it

    Hmm, glad I'll hopefully be getting any computer equipment I need this year then :/


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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Exactly! :lovehug:
    :kissing2:
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    Nah it's true, I think antidepressants affect my ability to focus on things, but they do allow me to get out of bed so I can put up with it
    Ah I def know that feeling! Though tbh in my case I think Oxford just broke me entirely. ADs don't help though

    :hugs:

    Hmm, glad I'll hopefully be getting any computer equipment I need this year then :/


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    Same :yep:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    I think also in 2016/17 intake onwards, there will be less provision for computer equipment. There was also talk about changing provisions for support staff but I didn't manage to figure out (from the previous statement) what that was all about :o:



    You don't have a dumb brain at all hun - don't put yourself down like that! :penguinhug:

    Yes, should be normal, if I've understood it right :yes:
    Ohh ok that helps a bit! So if I'm starting next year I might still get it as it is then? Not sure if I'm eligible anyway, but could be worth a thought nearer the time

    Well done on the finishing internship thing anyway! (think it was you?) I meant to reply but don't think I ever got round to it or lost the post or something


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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    :kissing2:
    :fan:

    :penguinhug:

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    Ohh ok that helps a bit! So if I'm starting next year I might still get it as it is then? Not sure if I'm eligible anyway, but could be worth a thought nearer the time
    It's def worth looking into - mental health problems are covered by the Disability Act or whatever it's called Yes as long as you start in 2015 Autumn, it looks like you might be OK!

    Well done on the finishing internship thing anyway! (think it was you?) I meant to reply but don't think I ever got round to it or lost the post or something


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    Aww, thank you! Yes that was me :o:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Ah I def know that feeling! Though tbh in my case I think Oxford just broke me entirely. ADs don't help though

    :hugs:



    Same :yep:
    :hugs: hopefully I'll get equipment to record lectures so even if I'm struggling to concentrate I can listen to them again later :yep: got my assessment on the 6th of October, so nervous!


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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    :fan:

    :penguinhug:



    It's def worth looking into - mental health problems are covered by the Disability Act or whatever it's called Yes as long as you start in 2015 Autumn, it looks like you might be OK!



    Aww, thank you! Yes that was me :o:

    :lol: :hugs:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    :fan:

    :penguinhug:



    It's def worth looking into - mental health problems are covered by the Disability Act or whatever it's called Yes as long as you start in 2015 Autumn, it looks like you might be OK!



    Aww, thank you! Yes that was me :o:
    Good, thank you! Yay, well done :congrats:


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    feeling extremely wobbly/weird/fragile. bleeeeeeeeeugh. life seems even harder than normal recently.
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    (Original post by Odd socks)
    :hugs: hopefully I'll get equipment to record lectures so even if I'm struggling to concentrate I can listen to them again later :yep: got my assessment on the 6th of October, so nervous!


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    No need to be nervous - the assessors are really nice and helpful! It's not like getting a government disability-based hand-out, where the assessor may be scrutinising you or trying to catch you out.

    I spent the whole of my assessment drawing pictures :teehee:

    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    :lol: :hugs:
    :console: :jumphug: :console: bout your last post

    (Original post by furryface12)
    Good, thank you! Yay, well done :congrats:


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    No need to be nervous - the assessors are really nice and helpful! It's not like getting a government disability-based hand-out, where the assessor may be scrutinising you or trying to catch you out.

    I spent the whole of my assessment drawing pictures :teehee:



    :console: :jumphug: :console: bout your last post



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    That's really reassuring, thanks! :hugs:


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