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    Basically this year has been quite stressful on me for a number of reasons (i'm been fighting depression all this year and uni work has kinda added to that stress load)

    it's now approaching the end of my 2nd year (unfortunatley my anxeity is making me worry like hell) and i feel that i'm not ready for my final year (assuming i don't get a placement)

    So i'm just wondering if this is a good enough reason to think about applying for a defferal, don't get me wrong i love uni life, i just think the work load too much / too stressful on me right now and i think i'd do better if i took a year out so to speak to get these personal issues out the way

    I certainly think it's a good enough reason for a deferral. However I think your first consideration should be whether you can afford to take a year out. If you postpone your course for a year, bear in mind that you won't get any Student Finance. Do you have savings to tide you over a year? Can you easily get a job to support yourself? Or will your parents be able to support you?

    Secondly, do you have any concrete plans for dealing with your depression and anxiety during your year off? Unless you take steps to improve the situation, you'll go back for the third year with exactly the same issues. Make sure that you're running towards a solution, rather than running away from the problem (which will sadly follow you home).

    Whilst I'm very sympathetic to your situation (I flunked out of uni first time round for similar reasons), money troubles on top of your personal issues during your year out would be equally stressful and without some kind of "action plan" for recovery, might actually make you feel worse rather than better.

    Good luck, whatever you decide.
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    it's just all becoming to much, i have 3 deadlines due next friday and i'm concerened about every one of em, but there is one espically that i am very concerened about

    basically due to some complication round xmas this assignment is now with about 90% of the module mark, and i understand very little / none of the work and although i'm getting help with it i'm getting really worried about failing cos i still don't understand it, i thought i did before easter hols started, but now i realsie that i understand jack all
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