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    As with most people my story is a very long winded one so I will try to keep it short.

    Basically, I started University in September 2011. I passed my first semester exams and did extremely well, my depression got the better of me and I didn't attempt the May exams and I didn't feel able to do the resits in August so I was started the second semester again last September.

    Basically, without going into too much detail, after an abortion and an even bigger downward spiral into depression in March this year, I didn't attend any lectures and again didn't attend the exams this May.

    I am wondering if people have had any similar experiences in retaking twice, or if it is simply not done/allowed. To be honest, I would much rather start the first year again including the first semester so I am all in from the beginning and it feels like a complete fresh start. Only attending certain days and lectures for modules I felt very disconnected to the people on my course and I feel that had a very detrimental effect on my anxiety. So, I'm just wanting advice, opinions etc.

    I know it must look to an outsider that I don't give a sh*t, seeing people from September 2011 now going into their third year is making me feel worthless but I want to gain this degree and I know I can do so.

    Thank you if you read all that.

    Hi I'm doing a similar thing where I left last year and going back this September but apparently you can go back and do all over again as many times as you want. When you go back to the 1st day basically go and find the department leader/lecturer and basically tell them the situation and that you need to be in full time to remind yourself of the course in full to allow you to get the best of your course and degree

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    You have two problems. One is that the uni might not let you - they can't just let students keep doing it as many times as they want as this makes their statistics look bad. You'll need to check with your tutor whether you can resit everything.

    Then, you'll need to check with student finance whether they will fund it. If you can provide medical evidence of your problems then your previous attempts should be viewed as you having "compelling personal reasons" leading to you failing, but you need to apply for this and check that you will get funding.

    It's certainly not as simple as mjcollins suggests, and definitely not something that can be left until September. You need to start sorting this now.

    I kinda forgot about the finance side of things to be honest, stand corrected...
    So basically if the university you wish to study at is open then pop in to see a course lecturer or course leader to find out if it's viable for the university to let u resit all the course before applying for the finance or at least before accepting the finance.

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