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    (Original post by displayerror)
    Thanks, I can understand why they sent letters though as to the regular person I have missed about 1/3 of my classes probably a bit more and handed in work late(which should of been authorised since I get different hand in covers)

    I did tell the course leader about the aspergers and other stuff like dyspraxia when I started course and he was unsympathetic and just said "if its discovered you need help you will get it" and how he doesnt give people with disabilities any more chances than people without to be fair.
    Well they probably sent the letter about missed classes just automatically, it'll have come up on the system that you missed however many and then it just sends it out.

    Perhaps, if your course leader is being unsympathetic, you can talk to somebody higher up? Maybe a head of the department or someone in student services who specialises in helping disabilities and can support your claim that you were dismissed unfairly?
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    Well they probably sent the letter about missed classes just automatically, it'll have come up on the system that you missed however many and then it just sends it out.

    Perhaps, if your course leader is being unsympathetic, you can talk to somebody higher up? Maybe a head of the department or someone in student services who specialises in helping disabilities and can support your claim that you were dismissed unfairly?
    I'm not sure if the withdrawal form is automatic also and its just a generic sort of letter from someone in admin who has just looked at my notes.

    Im just worried about turning up Monday and being told what am I doing there as I have been withdrawn.

    As legal standpoints what if I dont sign the form, can they actually withdraw me as when I was doing a college course a few years back I left due to money and I withdrew of my own choice but never filled in forms, and for about 3 months kept on getting forms int he post till I rang and was told I was still enrolled as they cant chuck me out without me signing form!
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    (Original post by displayerror)
    I'm not sure if the withdrawal form is automatic also and its just a generic sort of letter from someone in admin who has just looked at my notes.

    Im just worried about turning up Monday and being told what am I doing there as I have been withdrawn.

    As legal standpoints what if I dont sign the form, can they actually withdraw me as when I was doing a college course a few years back I left due to money and I withdrew of my own choice but never filled in forms, and for about 3 months kept on getting forms int he post till I rang and was told I was still enrolled as they cant chuck me out without me signing form!
    To be honest I dont know about the legalities or offical things to do with it, you'd have to ask the uni.

    I wouldn't have thought you turning up would be a problem though, if you are unclear about the situation you deserve to have it explained to you and have your say.
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    Last year I missed 4 weeks in a row due to illness. I never had a problem because I emailed each module leader, tutor and my programme leader individually, updating them after doctors/hospital visits. They were very sympathetic and I had a extra catch up session with most of them when I returned.

    Did you do this?
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    (Original post by Nick_000)
    Last year I missed 4 weeks in a row due to illness. I never had a problem because I emailed each module leader, tutor and my programme leader individually, updating them after doctors/hospital visits. They were very sympathetic and I had a extra catch up session with most of them when I returned.

    Did you do this?
    Not every day, I emailed the admin office, course leader and module leaders saying I couldnt make it the first week, then on the 2nd week again but only the course leader 1st week of semester since I wasnt sure who my new lecurers were.

    What is confusing me a bit is that only 1 lecturer takes a register the others dont.
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    Hey. Firstly, I would say do not listen to any gossip, it will will make matters worse. If I were you I would relax the weekend (as long as there is no work for you to do) and eat properly, make yourself feel good for Monday. Then explain your situation, but just stay calm and think about what you want to say beforehand. Have a good think about what the course means to you. If you are polite and sincere, people usually return the the gesture. But, please don't shout at your tutors, that is a sure way to be excluded. You'll be okey, just knuckle down and enjoy some of the best times of your life.
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    (Original post by Undiscovery)
    Then why are they chasing you down with letters. A simple email/phone call to the faculty informing them of your 'terrible' illness would have covered those 'lost' weeks of your life.

    Unless you just slept in for three weeks and bummed around...?
    Oh god, you are annoying.Leave.

    As for you, OP (:
    Try not to worry about things to much. Go and see them on monday and calmly tell them your situation. It seems unfair what they have done, and they shouldn't get away with it.
    I'm sure things will sort out soon enough, seeing as you haven't really done anything wrong. So stop worrying, take your mind off of it tomorrow and then on sunday think of what you are to say to the uni. I know things will turn out fine
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    Back on topic, get in touch with your personal tutor or the disability co-ordinator (you should have been in touch with the latter before but if not I'm sure their contact details are on your uni's website/intranet/whatever). I doubt you'll be kicked out, if for no other reason than that the uni won't want to face disability discrimination charges... they are legally required to make reasonable adjustments for you.
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    If you are at university there should be a student support/ enabling centre for people with disabilities, go see them first thing on monday morning. If you have any proof of your disabilities then take that to show them.
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    you need to get a doctors note to show that you were genuinly ill then your attendance will be fixed.
    as for the essay thing, if you are away from uni (for any reason) it is your responsability to keep up to date with whats happening on the course (and that doesnt mean asking your mate.)


    maybe your disability makes you late but you need to find a way around that because you cant do that on an exam day or when you leave and get a job.

    sorry i sound like a ***** but i really feel you need to pull it together a bit.
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    (Original post by Undiscovery)
    Growing up is dealing with reality and mistakes we make; not running a mile and avoiding difficult situations with incessant lies and alibis.
    (Original post by Undiscovery)
    This will sound incredibly blunt, but you should probably take control over your various diabilities before enrolling on a university course. Once you have them in check, then you won't risk being thrown off a course.
    Do you have Asperger's/dyspraxia? Sometimes it's not always possible to "take control" or get required support before university. What's more, higher education will bring new challenges to a student. Challenges that they haven't faced before. Universities have a legal obligation not to discriminate or place a disabled student at a disadvantage and students with disabilities should be provided with adequate support.

    Your attitude is not helpful here. Either provide something that's useful to the OP or please leave the thread. Thank you.

    To the OP, does your department have a disabiliy representative.
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    Oh come on folks this is clearly a wind up! OP seems to be suffering from every medical syndrome going. He's dyspraxic and dyslexic, not to mention suffering from aspergers. He's had tummy problems and chest infections. This is pointless thread.
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    In my experience having Dyslexia or Dyspraxia gets you free equipment and extra time in exams. No extra leniency in turning up late for classes or missing coursework deadlines.

    It sounds like most your problems stem from not getting a doctors note to prove you missed class due to illness. At my uni you need to get a note and fill out an 'Extenuating circumstances' form and they will mark the late submissions.

    I don't think this is a wind up he clearly doesn't understand all the beurocracy involved and has misguided faith in the university caring about his illness.
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    (Original post by Jamjar)
    Oh come on folks this is clearly a wind up! OP seems to be suffering from every medical syndrome going. He's dyspraxic and dyslexic, not to mention suffering from aspergers. He's had tummy problems and chest infections. This is pointless thread.
    alot of people with aspergers also have dyslexia and dyspraxia....they are interlinked.
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    (Original post by River85)
    Do you have Asperger's/dyspraxia? Sometimes it's not always possible to "take control" or get required support before university. What's more, higher education will bring new challenges to a student. Challenges that they haven't faced before. Universities have a legal obligation not to discriminate or place a disabled student at a disadvantage and students with disabilities should be provided with adequate support.

    Your attitude is not helpful here. Either provide something that's useful to the OP or please leave the thread. Thank you.

    To the OP, does your department have a disabiliy representative.
    I totally agree with this. Sometimes the basic nature of the disability is that you cannot 'take control' of the small things that make you late, hinder your day to day functioning etc etc. The lack of ability to take control is the very essence of the disability.

    I feel, OP, that you should take no notice of the post that I am referring to; don't let it make you feel bad. I also second River85's opinion and hope it all gets sorted out for you. x
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    Having Aspergers presumably means that you find it difficult to understand others' viewpoints. In simple terms if you have problems, you need to speak to your tutors and find out what support is available from the disabilities team.

    If you know it takes more effort and time to do things, you have to start earlier. By the age of 26, having Aspergers should not be your excuse for being late. Everyone is paying course fees so that doesn't really give you more rights than anyone else. You need to find out what rights you have because of your disabilities but you have still got to put in the effort on your course.

    As far as the university is concerned, you transferred in November and appear to be turning up to less than half the lectures (and those you do go to, you're missing the first 10-15 minutes because you are late). You presumably know how long it takes you to get to university, so make sure you leave in plenty of time.

    If you're entitled to extra time for the essay, you need to keep in proper contact with them and make sure your tutors know that. I would suggest in future that you try to get essays in on time as having extensions does not make the work go away, so does not really benefit you anyway. Thinking that you have a right to extra time probably does not help your organisational skills, which seem to be a major problem.

    It's not surprising that they have sent you a letter. I realise that Aspergers makes it hard to understand the viewpoint of others, but if (and it looks like a big if) you want to do the course, you are going to have to explain your difficulties to your tutor and then make sure you get to lectures on time, do the work and communicate with the university if you are ill. You have rights, but you also have responsibilities and you are not going to get a degree unless you are prepared to accept that and work harder than others who do not have your problems. Universities are big institutions and can only work effectively if you make the effort to communicate with them.
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    Speak to someone from the uni. Explain your situation; it might be that they feel you aren't coping, but if you show you are prepared to take necessary steps to catch up or whatever, hopefully they will be sympathetic. I assume your uni has a disability support office or something similar; go to them and they will hopefully be able to help you.
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    (Original post by Undiscovery)
    This will sound incredibly blunt, but you should probably take control over your various diabilities before enrolling on a university course. Once you have them in check, then you won't risk being thrown off a course.
    I'm sorry but "taking control" of peoples' disabilities is not easy and in some cases not even possible...because they are different does that mean that they shouldn't be allowed the same opportunities as everyone else. They obviously have the intelligence to be at university but maybe they need to be dealt with with slightly more leniency. You obviously know nothing about aspergers...so maybe it would be a good idea to not say anything at all?
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    (Original post by displayerror)
    Not only am I upset but I am angry, worried about money and ready to scream at lecturers on Monday.

    I can see why but please dont anyone start here as my explaination may not be the best.

    I transferred in from another course around 2nd week of november, I turned up for all my classes and handed all my work in but missed the last 2 weeks of uni due to illness.

    I also missed 1st week of class after Christmas as I have had a chest infection that keeps coming back.

    Anyway I only got 1 letter telling me of missed classes and thats it and that was 2 weeks ago, and a form and letter today telling me I have missed so many classes and constantly handed in work late that I they assume I dont want to continue.

    Turns out they marked my essays that have automatic extensions as late so gave them 0 marks(thanks for telling me!) when I should get extra time for my disabilities.

    I wondered why when I saw this guy from uni yesterday he said what am I doing as he was told I was kicked out and I said no!

    Really upset what shall I do as I feel like going in Monday and screaming at the course leader since I am still expected to pay course fees and had zero help for my disabilities for one(said they were giving me indivudual dyslexia and dyspraxia suppor but havent due to not getting DSA money yet) supposed to get loads of extra help.

    They even havent fixed my Blackboard which meant I missed a few extra seminars(unofficial) since how was I to know!

    I will be upset all weekend and as I say feel like going in on Monday and refusing to be kicked out and shouting since I feel like they have messed me around.
    1.1) I am dyspraxic as well.
    1.2)When I started I was fighting mad for the first term as they were disorganised: they had not worked out how to assess me and the system relied on me asking for help a lot from lecturers and other people.
    2) Unis computer attendence systems can produce threatening output.
    (I know this fromy experience as a Warwick Seminar Tutor). They are designed for a neuro-typical world.
    3) You need to get someone to represent you in the uni system. Can your Personal Tutor do this? Can your Univeristy Disability officer do this? Don't see your course leader unless you really have to!
    4) Keep going to lectures (once well!) and doing your work. The issue is only critical in terms of summer exams. And they are a few months away.
    5) Universities are very big organisations with a corresponding lack of communication.
    6) Avoid trying to make it more dramatic or critical than it is. (I know I would but from experience know it would not help). You need to keep calm for or your own sake else, you will end up in a bad state and even when the uni has sorted out it's record keep9ng problem you will be unproductive. (I know unproductive sounds mega unsympathetic but I am economist and thats the kibnd of language we use).
    7)Check out the disability forum for useful, helpful, sympathetic advise...
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=277

    8) Last week I got chuck off the Economics PhD. Or atleast that is what my uni record said. It meant I could not get books out, get into my departmental website or even my office (security system problem). Rather than go mental with the idiots in computer records (my record has got screwed up atleast twice before), I got the people in the library and my department to sort it out.

    9)My conclusion is that:
    i)you need to ask the people you told about your illness to tell uni records about their mistake. if the letter is from MR X and Mr M is one of the people you told about your illness, then you need to emai each of the M people as follows:
    "Dear Professor M

    Sorry to trouble you. Mr X in records has been given incorrect information about my status. He thinks that I have dropped out of university. As you may recall I have been ill recently and hence my non attendence has certainly not been voluntary.

    I emailed you on the following dates, d1/m1/y1, d2/m2/y2, d3/m3/y3... to inform you of the situation. If it was possible for you to email mr X straight away to explain the situation that would be very helpful. This is Mr X's email address ......


    Thank you very much in advance for your help in this matter.

    Bill"
    note:
    i) most academics check their uni email regualrly over the weekend. So this should ensure that Mr X gets a clarified picture of the situation by monday morning. i.e. you should get some kind of momentum.
    ii) note the way I avoided using abusive language or using threatening language. i.e. that will not achieve what you want. or make you feel better. (This hold especially if Mr M has made a mess of things).

    11) Next need to sort out about the missed assessments. Your department should have a process for what to do for condoned missed assessments. Get your Personal Tutor or Disability Officier to get it implemented for you. Probably what can happen is that you will get etxra weight on the summer exams to compensate for no assessment.
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    You need to see if there is a disability officer/mentor/adviser you can talk to and can support you and who can explain what your options are.

    You can be withdrawn without signing anything, depending on their processes, as I do it to students at work.
 
 
 
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