My daughter was very ill during her second year. The nearby hospitals all failed to identify the problem, but, luckily, her GP diagnosed it at once and she went to hospital here just as multiple organ failure was kicking in.
She failed her second year exams and was too ill for the resits. Now, 2 years on, she is considering returning to uni, but a local one or London, to be near a specialist hospital.
So, my question is: would she get funding if she starts again?
Return after sickness Watch
- Thread Starter
- 10-01-2015 13:11
- 10-01-2015 13:23
Yes, she should be fine after some extra paperwork.
On the face of it, after two years at uni she would have two years of Student Finance remaining if she applied for a new three year degree. However she clearly had serious medical problems which affected her second year, so you could apply to have that year of SF entitlement reinstated using their Compelling Personal Reasons process. You would need written proof from a third party such as a GP, consultant etc. They need to describe her symptoms, give her diagnosis (in this case making it clear how long it took to reach), and most importantly, how this would have affected her ability to study, produce coursework and take exams in her second year.
If successful, this would give her enough years of SF entitlement to do a new degree from scratch.