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    Hi guys, first post on here EVER but feel really stuck at the moment and thought reaching out may help if anyone has been in or is currently in a similar situation. So I started my degree at City University London in September 2012, studying Bsc Mental Health Nursing. To cut a VERY long story short, just as my course end date was literally a stone throw away I became pretty poorly and it was agreed between myself and my uni that I would take a 6 month break (now extended to May 2016). I am originally from North England so when I became poorly I moved back home and I have just begun working again. Basically the problem I have is being able to afford to move back down to London for just 3 months. I have passed all exams and assignments and have around 22 weeks of placement hours to make up, uni said I might be allowed to do 10 weeks up here but the other 12 needs to be down south in the university trust. I have thought about trying to condense 12 weeks into 8 (working crazy hours) I have thought about saving but even saving for the next few months I wouldnt be able to support myself down in London for another 3 without a job and thats beyond hard on top of placement. I just feel unbelievably stuck, all I have ever wanted to be is a nurse and my uni are now saying the ball is in my court whether I return or withdraw. I dont think thats very fair at all because its almost giving me no choice, I have applied for all kinds of funding too btw and the max ive been offered is 300! I just dont see why leeway cant be given on this ocassion for me to do my placement hours up here, its a waste of all that money if i withdrew and i would be devastated. Any advice would be much appreciated!
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    Hi guys, first post on here EVER but feel really stuck at the moment and thought reaching out may help if anyone has been in or is currently in a similar situation. So I started my degree at City University London in September 2012, studying Bsc Mental Health Nursing. To cut a VERY long story short, just as my course end date was literally a stone throw away I became pretty poorly and it was agreed between myself and my uni that I would take a 6 month break (now extended to May 2016). I am originally from North England so when I became poorly I moved back home and I have just begun working again. Basically the problem I have is being able to afford to move back down to London for just 3 months. I have passed all exams and assignments and have around 22 weeks of placement hours to make up, uni said I might be allowed to do 10 weeks up here but the other 12 needs to be down south in the university trust. I have thought about trying to condense 12 weeks into 8 (working crazy hours) I have thought about saving but even saving for the next few months I wouldnt be able to support myself down in London for another 3 without a job and thats beyond hard on top of placement. I just feel unbelievably stuck, all I have ever wanted to be is a nurse and my uni are now saying the ball is in my court whether I return or withdraw. I dont think thats very fair at all because its almost giving me no choice, I have applied for all kinds of funding too btw and the max ive been offered is 300! I just dont see why leeway cant be given on this ocassion for me to do my placement hours up here, its a waste of all that money if i withdrew and i would be devastated. Any advice would be much appreciated!
    That seems quite the difficult predicament to be in. Have you explained this all to your university.
    Has your university got a hardship fund that could help? Could you see if you could live in the hospital accommodation for the 12 weeks you need to spend down there? I doubt the university will let you condense the weeks down I'm afraid, they will probably have limits about how many hours you can work in a week.
 
 
 
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