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    Hello there!

    Right, I've been trying to find information online and haven't had great luck so I thought this would be my best bet before actually calling.

    I went to university in Sept 2011 and lasted a year but failed the year due to depression. I then took a year out to try and get myself the help I needed and tried to go back to a different university in Sept 2013 but lasted a few months and dropped out once again due to the still remaining depression.

    Now I am currently doing an apprenticeship and this ends in April 2015 and I have the idea of possibly going back to university - because my education means a lot to me. Yes, there are pros and cons of going back to university. Obviously if I've dropped out twice it doesn't look like university might be right for me - but at the same time, it was because of a debilitating mental health condition. I just want the option really, I want to apply now for Sept 2015 and then make the final decision further down the line. Any insight and opinions from you guys would be appreciated either way, as long as it's constructive.

    What is the deal for providing evidence of compelling personal reasons? I wasn't really seeing any doctors or counsellors on a regular basis at the same time but I am getting the help now - can my current doctor provide this evidence?

    Any help would be appreciated!
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    Your current doctor would have to say that the reason you dropped out is because of your medical issues. Since they did not know you at the time they will be unable to say this, and even if they are willing to student finance will not accept it.

    If you wish to claim compelling personal reasons you need to show some evidence from the time. If you did not see anyone about your issues then unfortunately you won't be able to claim this. However, if you did see a counselor at the time they may be able to provide evidence. Even if you just mention it to your tutor when dropping out that *might* support your case.

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    It's great that you're applying for university again! If you feel that's what you want then go for it :yep:

    I think it'll be difficult to get evidence from your doctor because you weren't confiding in them in a regular basis but I guess you can try to get some evidence from where you currently get help from? It wouldn't hurt to ask your doctor anyway just in case he can give you what you need.
    • Thread Starter

    It's so confusing, I'll probably just be better off phoning student finance and getting their opinion. What rules and regulations do they go off, like what's the criteria? :/
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