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    Hi all, I'm applying for mitigating circumstances to hopefully get a year of funding back. I went to the Doctors to get a letter, and I'm slightly worried because it doesn't actually explain how it has impacted my performance or anything. Here it is anyway:

    'X has been suffering from Anxiety and Depression which has worsened since February 2016. He has been seen regularly by me and my GP colleagues for his Depression over this period of time. X has been prescribed various antidepressents which have not helped. He is not on any medication at present and has felt an improvement in the last couple of months.'

    'In terms of his mental health, X has decided to leave his current course at Y. He will be reconsidering his options.'

    'I strongly support Jack's decision and I will be happy to discuss his return to his studies when he feels he is ready to start again.'

    As you can see, it's pretty vague and isn't really describing how its impacting my studies, apart from saying it is 'worse'.

    Thoughts?
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    Hi all, I'm applying for mitigating circumstances to hopefully get a year of funding back. I went to the Doctors to get a letter, and I'm slightly worried because it doesn't actually explain how it has impacted my performance or anything. Here it is anyway:

    'X has been suffering from Anxiety and Depression which has worsened since February 2016. He has been seen regularly by me and my GP colleagues for his Depression over this period of time. X has been prescribed various antidepressents which have not helped. He is not on any medication at present and has felt an improvement in the last couple of months.'

    'In terms of his mental health, X has decided to leave his current course at Y. He will be reconsidering his options.'

    'I strongly support Jack's decision and I will be happy to discuss his return to his studies when he feels he is ready to start again.'

    As you can see, it's pretty vague and isn't really describing how its impacting my studies, apart from saying it is 'worse'.

    Thoughts?
    If you arent happy then you can get them to rewrite it, but they will charge you. You can suggest what you want them to say but they can only vouch for what they believe and know.
    You can contact SFE and in your application include the detail yourself about how it affected you.

    They do say they strongly support your decision though, which is the most valuable piece of the letter.
 
 
 
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