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    My son is struggling with his maths degree course , and as in the mind of quitting . what options has he additional help or maybe change course
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    (Original post by jon5369)
    My son is struggling with his maths degree course , and as in the mind of quitting . what options has he additional help or maybe change course
    is he a first year?

    How many years has he spent at uni? In total?



    If its his first year, then he can leave. All students get a gift year of funding which allow for being ill or choosing the wrong course or retakes. its like an i insurance year If he hasnt used his, then he will still have full funding left for a degree elsewhere and a different course.

    Its more complicated in other situations.

    If he isnt sure hes, except he feels he needs to leave, then he should withdraw efficiently, get a job and not return until he knows what and where he wishes to study..
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    He done a foundation year, this is his first year , i was hoping he would work through this but seems on a melt down at moment , is there help he can ask for to assist him or as i mentioned possibly change course ??
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    is he a first year?

    How many years has he spent at uni? In total?



    If its his first year, then he can leave. All students get a gift year of funding which allow for being ill or choosing the wrong course or retakes. its like an i insurance year If he hasnt used his, then he will still have full funding left for a degree elsewhere and a different course.

    Its more complicated in other situations.

    If he isnt sure hes, except he feels he needs to leave, then he should withdraw efficiently, get a job and not return until he knows what and where he wishes to study..
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    He done a foundation year, this is his first year , i was hoping he would work through this but seems on a melt down at moment , is there help he can ask for to assist him or as i mentioned possibly change course ??
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    He done a foundation year, this is his first year , i was hoping he would work through this but seems on a melt down at moment , is there help he can ask for to assist him or as i mentioned possibly change course ??
    J

    Its still unclear what you mean from what you wrote.

    Do you mean:
    1.He has completed a foundation year already and this is the first year on his course or

    2. This is his first year at uni and he is doing a foundation degree? He is completely new to uni and has only been there a month?

    They are different situations and the advice would differ depending on which one.

    What is the cause of the meltdown is? He cant cope or doesnt like the course or hes just lonely etc? He has to speak to people so they can help.

    1. GP if he has mental health issues, stress, anxiety, depression plus he ca get it on record. that its a serious issue.

    2. His department are the people who can offer solutions about his course. If he really dislikes it then he has to find someone willing to take him because they have space and they think he is worth a place on their course. t helps if he has already fund someone , but they might be reluctant even if they had space because of how far into term people are. He would have a lot to catch up.

    3. Student welfare so they can listen and provide advice on what to do. See link below.

    https://www.uea.su/advice-housing/healthwellbeing/

    Do you feel okay?

    Uni life isn’t always perfect, or even what you expected. Everyone has their ups and downs, and sometimes we all need a little help to get through. Here are some places you can go when things get too much to handle alone:

    Talk to an Advice Worker – you don’t have to have an appointment –
    we run regular informal drop-in sessions between 11am and 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Advice and Housing Office in the Gateway.

    Nightline is a confidential and impartial listening and information service run for students by students. Open from 8pm to 8am every night during term time.

    Phone: 01603 597158 Email: [email protected] k Drop in: the library, room 02.30,
    LaRC Skype: norwichnightline Web:
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    He has completed a foundation year already and this is the first year , he is already seeking help but info you have mention could be a great help , mnay thx see how he gets on

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    Its still unclear what you mean from what you wrote.

    Do you mean:
    1.He has completed a foundation year already and this is the first year on his course or

    2. This is his first year at uni and he is doing a foundation degree? He is completely new to uni and has only been there a month?

    They are different situations and the advice would differ depending on which one.

    What is the cause of the meltdown is? He cant cope or doesnt like the course or hes just lonely etc? He has to speak to people so they can help.

    1. GP if he has mental health issues, stress, anxiety, depression plus he ca get it on record. that its a serious issue.

    2. His department are the people who can offer solutions about his course. If he really dislikes it then he has to find someone willing to take him because they have space and they think he is worth a place on their course. t helps if he has already fund someone , but they might be reluctant even if they had space because of how far into term people are. He would have a lot to catch up.

    3. Student welfare so they can listen and provide advice on what to do. See link below.

    https://www.uea.su/advice-housing/healthwellbeing/

    Do you feel okay?

    Uni life isn’t always perfect, or even what you expected. Everyone has their ups and downs, and sometimes we all need a little help to get through. Here are some places you can go when things get too much to handle alone:

    Talk to an Advice Worker – you don’t have to have an appointment –
    we run regular informal drop-in sessions between 11am and 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Advice and Housing Office in the Gateway.

    Nightline is a confidential and impartial listening and information service run for students by students. Open from 8pm to 8am every night during term time.

    Phone: 01603 597158 Email: [email protected] k Drop in: the library, room 02.30,
    LaRC Skype: norwichnightline Web:
    http://norwich.nightline.ac.uk/Nightline info
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    (Original post by jon5369)
    He has completed a foundation year already and this is the first year , he is already seeking help but info you have mention could be a great help , mnay thx see how he gets on

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    He should really open an account and post himself. Without feedback and relevant information then it very difficult to offer relevant advice.


    He needs to be very careful about his funding or he will find himself losing £ and unable to resume his studies. Whether hes having a meltdown or not he needs to play that aspect carefully or he could be regretting it for years.
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    In my experience the maths department at UEA is very supportive. All lecturers will have set hours that students can visit them and he will have a personal adviser.

    What areas is he struggling with? Is it a course, the workload in general, or something else?
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    Your son will also have an academic advisor within the department at UEA, he really must be encouraged to go and speak to them about any issues or concerns that he has. They will be able to help him and direct him to the appropriate support - there is a lot of support available to him, he just needs to reach out to it.
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    You need to get him to speak to his personal tutor and see what arrangements can be made to help him stay at uni and if not what is the best course of action for him. Maybe a change of course? But he has to make that appointment with his personal tutor and make sure you both discuss what he’s going to ask. That way you can raise any issues with him to make sure he covers all the issues in the meeting with his personal tutor.
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    Hi jon5369

    First of all, completing a Foundation course is a great achievement! Your son should be really proud of himself and the course will have equipped him with the key study skills to prepare for undergraduate study.

    Is your son struggling with the course as a whole, or is there a specific module that is of concern? Your son’s academic advisor can discuss his options with him and whether changing courses is the right one. It may be the case that the course modules offered in year 2 are more suited to his interests as he starts to specialise more, so it’s best he discusses this further with his academic advisor and considers all the options available.

    There’s a variety of sources available at UEA for current MTH students for advice, support and other help, covering both academic and pastoral issues:
    • Academic Adviser, via email or during their Office Hours (See the SCI Student Zone on Blackboard);
    • The Lecturer(s) for each module, during their Office Hours (See the SCI Student Zone on Blackboard);
    • The MTH Senior Adviser (Dr Jonathan Kirby) and their Deputy (Sonia Melendi-Espina);
    The Student Support Service (formerly known as the Dean of Students' Office);
    • The UEA Medical Centre;
    • The UEA Multifaith Centre.

    We hope the information above is helpful, but if not, please could you expand further on your son's concerns and issues and we will direct you to the appropriate source for support and advice at UEA.

    - Laura, UEA Official Rep
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    your safe not your dad!

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    Hi, Many thanks for info I think this will help himalong

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    Hi jon5369

    First of all, completing a Foundation course is a great achievement! Your son should be really proud of himself and the course will have equipped him with the key study skills to prepare for undergraduate study.

    Is your son struggling with the course as a whole, or is there a specific module that is of concern? Your son’s academic advisor can discuss his options with him and whether changing courses is the right one. It may be the case that the course modules offered in year 2 are more suited to his interests as he starts to specialise more, so it’s best he discusses this further with his academic advisor and considers all the options available.

    There’s a variety of sources available at UEA for current MTH students for advice, support and other help, covering both academic and pastoral issues:
    • Academic Adviser, via email or during their Office Hours (See the SCI Student Zone on Blackboard);
    • The Lecturer(s) for each module, during their Office Hours (See the SCI Student Zone on Blackboard);
    • The MTH Senior Adviser (Dr Jonathan Kirby) and their Deputy (Sonia Melendi-Espina);
    The Student Support Service (formerly known as the Dean of Students' Office);
    • The UEA Medical Centre;
    • The UEA Multifaith Centre.

    We hope the information above is helpful, but if not, please could you expand further on your son's concerns and issues and we will direct you to the appropriate source for support and advice at UEA.

    - Laura, UEA Official Rep
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    nope not me your safe

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    mommmm, i told you not to use this site!!! stop revealing my problems to the world
 
 
 
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