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    I am a second year uni student currently on a leave of absence due to medical and personal issues. I have not finished my second year but passed my first with a low 2:2.

    I was wondering how likely is it if I applied through UCAS now to gain entry into second year at another university? How often/likely does this happen. What sort of university am I looking at applying to as I am currently at a good Russell Group institution. I got AAB in my A levels and I'm currently doing a joint honours humanities course at a top 20 uni.

    I have been told to contact the university's and ask whether or not my first year modules match up but this isn't very likely as every university's modules are different.

    I could just wait out the leave of absence and come back the next year but I was looking for a fresh start and my illness has prevented me from excelling. Will other universitys take m personal/medical issues on board or should I abstain from disclosing them. Is it too late due to the passing of the January deadline?

    Does anyone have any advice?


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    (Original post by veryloststudent)
    Hello

    I am a second year uni student currently on a leave of absence due to medical and personal issues. I have not finished my second year but passed my first with a low 2:2.

    I was wondering how likely is it if I applied through UCAS now to gain entry into second year at another university? How often/likely does this happen. What sort of university am I looking at applying to as I am currently at a good Russell Group institution. I got AAB in my A levels and I'm currently doing a joint honours humanities course at a top 20 uni.

    I have been told to contact the university's and ask whether or not my first year modules match up but this isn't very likely as every university's modules are different.

    I could just wait out the leave of absence and come back the next year but I was looking for a fresh start and my illness has prevented me from excelling. Will other universitys take m personal/medical issues on board or should I abstain from disclosing them. Is it too late due to the passing of the January deadline?

    Does anyone have any advice?


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    If you can provide proof that you were forced to abandon your second year studies due to medical/personal reasons, then you may be able to claw back a year's entitlement to Student Finance. It's called the Student Finance "Compelling Personal Reasons" process. That would give you three years of SF entitlement, so you could start a new degree from scratch.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    If you can provide proof that you were forced to abandon your second year studies due to medical/personal reasons, then you may be able to claw back a year's entitlement to Student Finance. It's called the Student Finance "Compelling Personal Reasons" process. That would give you three years of SF entitlement, so you could start a new degree from scratch.
    Thank you for your reply !
    I understand that I could get fresh funding from sfe for another degree but it seems a shame to waste a year of my life doing a three year course again when I could jump straight to second year somewhere else.

    Do you see what I mean? Or do you think it will be easier to be accepted into a fresh 3 year degree. If I do this, isn't it too late due to the January deadline?

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    (Original post by veryloststudent)
    it seems a shame to waste a year of my life doing a three year course again when I could jump straight to second year somewhere else.
    That's certainly preferable, but you'll have to do some legwork and research your options:

    - Make a list of all the courses you like the look of at other unis
    - Compare their first year modules to the ones you've taken
    - Pick the ones which look like the best fit (they may not have to be an exact parallel), at unis you'd like to attend
    - Email those uni's Admissions Offices and ask. Each uni will make its own decision based on your course content, their course content, your potential and their admissions policy.

    There's no real shortcut for that process.
 
 
 
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