I want to apply to start a new degree for 2017 entry however I have already been at university for 2.5 years.
I understand this will affect my funding for any new course I start but I believe I may have reason to receive extra funding due to my circumstances. The time I spent at university breaks down as follows:
2013/14 - Failed year due to suffering from depression
2014/15 - Retake of first year
2015/16 - Took an interruption of studies in March due to return of depression
I wish to start a new course as I believe returning to my current studies would greatly increase the chance of the depression recurring yet again and was a contributing factor in the first place.
Would I be able to reclaim these years of funding that I have effectively lost due to my ill mental health and how would I go about doing so? I sought a range of help during this time so would be able to provide evidence from my GP, university counsellors, personal tutor, senior tutor, therapist, etc....
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
It's not too late!