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    Hi everyone,

    Basically I am currently on an MA social work masters, but I'm really not enjoying it. I would much rather be working and earning money or travelling. I have been having thoughts of dropping out for the last couple of months and doing a TEFL course to teach abroad... however, my dilemma is about paying back the NHS bursary? They give me £6000 a year to live on and pay most of my university fees. I'm almost half way through the course now, so I don't know whether to stick it out or call it quits. I don't know if they would make me pay it back if I was to drop out now?

    I would appreciate any responses because I think I'm a bit blinded by the fact I'm not enjoying it and forgetting to think about the future!

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    If you are half way though I would focus and knuckle down. get the qualification.
    Talk to your tutor or someone who knows you and you can trust, but unless it was dire, then i'd carry on. If its 5 months, then plan for what you want to do after.

    Contact whoever is funding you, but am sure they would make you pay it back because you havent complied with the terms on which they gave you i.e to complete the course. After a bit of reseacrh.

    "If you withdraw from your course you must tell us straight away as your entitlement to bursary payments ends on the day you withdraw. You will have to pay back any bursary that you have received for the time you were not in study".

    On this basis stick it out because if you do you save yourself the bursary i.e £6000.

    The contact details about change in circumstances are on this link at the end of the pdf.http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Documents/Students/Your_guide_to_NHS_Student_Bursar ies_2016_-17_%28V1%29_09.2015_Web.pdf


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