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    Hi guys,

    Before I contact the university, I wonder if there is info I may need to know;

    I am due to begin a PGCE secondary Biology in September. Unfortunately, my wife has just been diagnosed with a terminal cancer, we also have a 4 year old. Obviously thats quite raw, but I need to be practical. I will need & want to provide the best care for my wife for her remaining time. With lifes unbelievable timing, this is encompases the pgce and a little beyond.

    I would love to still get on my chosen career path but i understand, its now not the time.

    I will also need to contact student finance to inform them, and hopefully defer thise payments too.

    Any advixe would be hufely appreciated. Knowing that the pgce is 'delayed' and not cancelled will help occupy my mind for the future.

    Thank you.
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    Sorry to hear it.

    Just tell them whats happened. Am sure they will just say to contact them when you feel ready to go and things have resolved themselves at home.

    SFE might just want you to reapply.

    In any event I would be surprised if they are anything but sympathetic and accommodating.
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    (Original post by nurglespuss)
    Hi guys,

    Before I contact the university, I wonder if there is info I may need to know;

    I am due to begin a PGCE secondary Biology in September. Unfortunately, my wife has just been diagnosed with a terminal cancer, we also have a 4 year old. Obviously thats quite raw, but I need to be practical. I will need & want to provide the best care for my wife for her remaining time. With lifes unbelievable timing, this is encompases the pgce and a little beyond.

    I would love to still get on my chosen career path but i understand, its now not the time.

    I will also need to contact student finance to inform them, and hopefully defer thise payments too.

    Any advixe would be hufely appreciated. Knowing that the pgce is 'delayed' and not cancelled will help occupy my mind for the future.

    Thank you.
    Very sorry about your situation. I would expect your training provider to be extremely sympathetic. Best wishes.
 
 
 
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