Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm in my first year of uni, in October which was a month after starting, My Grandad passed away meaning I missed a lot of lectures and practicals due to me grieving. After the christmas period I was fully ready to get stuck back in when in the middle of January my auntie passed away. This then sent me over the edge and I again wasn't attending lectures/practicals. My tutor has suggested I take a leave of absence and start the whole year again in September which I think is the best option for me, although I just wonder how this will affect my student finance? Will I still get the next 3 years fully funded? I currently get my tuition fees paid for (£9000) and get a maintenance grant and loan. Can anyone help?
    • Section Leader
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    Very Important Poster
    Peer Support Volunteers
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by gocxxx)
    I'm in my first year of uni, in October which was a month after starting, My Grandad passed away meaning I missed a lot of lectures and practicals due to me grieving. After the christmas period I was fully ready to get stuck back in when in the middle of January my auntie passed away. This then sent me over the edge and I again wasn't attending lectures/practicals. My tutor has suggested I take a leave of absence which I think is the best option for me, although I just wonder how this will affect my student finance? I currently get my tuition fees paid for (£9000) and get a maintenance grant and loan. Can anyone help?
    Your student finance would stop from when you take the leave of absence and then would start up again when you return. You could possibly be eligible for compelling personal reasons and therefore be able to get a year of funding back or just use your gift year if you wanted to start 1st year again.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.