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    Hello!

    I'm currently an OU second year student. Having a few issues with my mental health which has led me to think that withdrawing from my course at the moment is in my best interests.

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    If I were to choose to pick up my study again or even change path/course in the future, would I lose a years funding due to withdrawing part way through this year? It's making me nervous as I know that when I am "well" again I'll want to pick it back up!

    Appreciate your help!!

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by Mumofone)
    Hello!

    I'm currently an OU second year student. Having a few issues with my mental health which has led me to think that withdrawing from my course at the moment is in my best interests.

    Question -
    If I were to choose to pick up my study again or even change path/course in the future, would I lose a years funding due to withdrawing part way through this year? It's making me nervous as I know that when I am "well" again I'll want to pick it back up!

    Appreciate your help!!

    Thanks in advance
    If you have evidence that your withdrawal is due to mental health issues then this year will usually be written off as not counting due to "Compelling personal reasons".
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    If you have evidence that your withdrawal is due to mental health issues then this year will usually be written off as not counting due to "Compelling personal reasons".
    Wow really, thanks for your reply! Would the compelling personal reasons form be submitted to the current uni or to student finance at time of new application in a few years?
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    Wow really, thanks for your reply! Would the compelling personal reasons form be submitted to the current uni or to student finance at time of new application in a few years?
    It would be sent to student finance when you reapply in future (so make sure you keep all your evidence and get everything you can in written documents).
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    It would be sent to student finance when you reapply in future (so make sure you keep all your evidence and get everything you can in written documents).
    Fab! Thanks heaps for your reply. Appreciate you taking the time x
 
 
 

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