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    Hello,
    I'm a second year student and recently had to resit all my exams in August due to extenuating circumstances. These were classed as my first sit. I passed all but one of the exams, I guess I couldn't cope with attempting to learn the entire curriculum in two months.

    The module I failed was a core module, and as my first sit was when others resit, I can no longer resit until the end of the next academic year, hence an enforced year out, and I'll resume third year next year (hopefully!).

    My problem is I've already acquired a house for the upcoming year. I'm not sure if I'm classified as a student, I can't register so I'll assume not.

    Would it be best to try and find someone to take my room in the house? Is it possible for me to get any benefits during this year until I find a job? Just wondering what would be best/easiest for me financially.

    Thanks in advance.

    I was planning on moving back in a few days, but now I'm incredibly confused as to what to do.
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    (Original post by Oxyfla)
    Hello,
    I'm a second year student and recently had to resit all my exams in August due to extenuating circumstances. These were classed as my first sit. I passed all but one of the exams, I guess I couldn't cope with attempting to learn the entire curriculum in two months.

    The module I failed was a core module, and as my first sit was when others resit, I can no longer resit until the end of the next academic year, hence an enforced year out, and I'll resume third year next year (hopefully!).

    My problem is I've already acquired a house for the upcoming year. I'm not sure if I'm classified as a student, I can't register so I'll assume not.

    Would it be best to try and find someone to take my room in the house? Is it possible for me to get any benefits during this year until I find a job? Just wondering what would be best/easiest for me financially.

    Thanks in advance.

    I was planning on moving back in a few days, but now I'm incredibly confused as to what to do.
    If you are just intercalating rather than having quit your course totally then no you can't claim any benefits. Equally, you can't claim student finance unless you can provide evidence that you'd be in financial hardship without the money. No guarentee your claim would be accepted though.
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    I don't believe this is correct. If you are not studying full time and are available for work you can, and should, register for job seekers allowance. https://www.gov.uk/jobseekers-allowance/overview If you have a part time job see if you can claim working tax credits. https://www.gov.uk/working-tax-credit/overview, you may have to increase your hours. You may also get housing benefit https://www.gov.uk/housing-benefit/overview

    As you aren't a student for a year out then you'll have to pay council tax, with a 25% rebate if you are the only person liable to pay it.http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedire...LGSL=63&LGIL=0

    If yu are repeating the year then you get student finance as long as it wnt may your course more than 3 years or length of course + 1 year if it was originally longer than 3 years.

    Your student union should be able to help with advice and any welfare services
 
 
 
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