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    Basically I have had two years of funding.
    I first started university in 1999 at 19 years old and had to leave after discovering B I was pregnant with my first child. At that point I was 100 miles away from home and my knee jerk reaction was just to leave. Is that a PCR? And would my sons birth certificate suffice as proof for that?
    I started university again in the sept of 2007 but within days of my starting my eldest son (who is autistic) was removed from his primary school. He was then at home for 2 months while his statutory assessment was handled. Because of his disability I could not access OFSTED registered childcare so was denied funding for any kind of childcare. (Only childcare I could use for him was a carer and they don't OFSTED register). When he did finally begin school again it was in a specialist autism unit in late October, he was in a mental health crisis and I was having to go back and forth to the school multiple times a day to support his transition. With everything that was happening I had a complete mental physical and financial breakdown. I pulled out of university and began 5 years of serious hard work getting my family through a major crisis time. I have evidence of my sons diagnosis, of his statutory assessment and I can hopefully get a letter from the school to support that I was working closely with them during that time. But that's all I have. I have nothing from the university who were very unhelpful? My tutor basically never once responded to me and student services just kept insisting I had to find childcare..... SFE kept insisting it had to be OFSTED registered..... and as nobody else as even trying to be helpful I think I just gave up and focused on the things I COULD manage. I can contact them and try to find something but it's nearly ten years ago? Is any of this going to be acceptable as PCR? I'm DESPERATE to start my course. I've literally had to wait patiently till my son grew up and didn't need childcare anymore lol
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    (Original post by tashford2)
    Basically I have had two years of funding.
    I first started university in 1999 at 19 years old and had to leave after discovering B I was pregnant with my first child. At that point I was 100 miles away from home and my knee jerk reaction was just to leave. Is that a PCR? And would my sons birth certificate suffice as proof for that?
    I started university again in the sept of 2007 but within days of my starting my eldest son (who is autistic) was removed from his primary school. He was then at home for 2 months while his statutory assessment was handled. Because of his disability I could not access OFSTED registered childcare so was denied funding for any kind of childcare. (Only childcare I could use for him was a carer and they don't OFSTED register). When he did finally begin school again it was in a specialist autism unit in late October, he was in a mental health crisis and I was having to go back and forth to the school multiple times a day to support his transition. With everything that was happening I had a complete mental physical and financial breakdown. I pulled out of university and began 5 years of serious hard work getting my family through a major crisis time. I have evidence of my sons diagnosis, of his statutory assessment and I can hopefully get a letter from the school to support that I was working closely with them during that time. But that's all I have. I have nothing from the university who were very unhelpful? My tutor basically never once responded to me and student services just kept insisting I had to find childcare..... SFE kept insisting it had to be OFSTED registered..... and as nobody else as even trying to be helpful I think I just gave up and focused on the things I COULD manage. I can contact them and try to find something but it's nearly ten years ago? Is any of this going to be acceptable as PCR? I'm DESPERATE to start my course. I've literally had to wait patiently till my son grew up and didn't need childcare anymore lol
    Pregnancy isn't accepted as CPR unless you can show how it affected your study. So you would need to show that you couldn't continue (some students do take a year out, or go back to uni only a few weeks after giving birth). If you had pregnancy complications then that would be accepted, but you would need to find proof of this - your doctor would still have the notes.

    Again, with the second event, you would need to show how it affected your ability to study. So if you can get evidence that you had to go to his school multiple times a day this might be enough - you obviously can't go to all your lectures if you're doing that. But just providing your son's diagnosis and assessment doesn't show that you were completely unable to attend uni.
 
 
 
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