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    I started uni last year, however I failed the year because I didn't complete my modules. I had the chance to resit but I have 6 children and I did not have time to resit 4 assignments within 4 weeks during my children's 6 week holidays.
    Thankfully I had the opportunity to restart year 1 (2 months ago) but I have missed the last 4 weeks of lectures due to poor commitments which has resulted in me being withdrawn from the course. I am gutted but at this moment in time it's for the best (personal reasons). I really do miss it, the course has changed me for the better but my mental health and family life needs attention.

    Am I able to start a new university course in the future with the help of student finance or have I ruined my chances?
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    (Original post by Awesomemummy)
    I started uni last year, however I failed the year because I didn't complete my modules. I had the chance to resit but I have 6 children and I did not have time to resit 4 assignments within 4 weeks during my children's 6 week holidays.
    Thankfully I had the opportunity to restart year 1 (2 months ago) but I have missed the last 4 weeks of lectures due to poor commitments which has resulted in me being withdrawn from the course. I am gutted but at this moment in time it's for the best (personal reasons). I really do miss it, the course has changed me for the better but my mental health and family life needs attention.

    Am I able to start a new university course in the future with the help of student finance or have I ruined my chances?
    you generally only get the one gift year, you could only get that back by applying for compelling personal reasons and you'll need evidence like some from your doctor for that.
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    you're an "awesome mummy", you don't need a degree, just keep on being an "awesome" parent
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    Just because I'm a parent doesn't mean I shouldn't get a degree lol. When my children are older ill have nothing to do 😂
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    (Original post by Awesomemummy)
    Just because I'm a parent doesn't mean I shouldn't get a degree lol. When my children are older ill have nothing to do 😂
    Maybe you can consider returning to study when your youngest child is old enough to not require 24/7 care. There's also the financial considerations for rearing six children - child benefit isn't enough. You could apply for jobs such as teaching assistant where experience working with children (even if they're your own) is valued.
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    (Original post by Awesomemummy)
    I started uni last year, however I failed the year because I didn't complete my modules. I had the chance to resit but I have 6 children and I did not have time to resit 4 assignments within 4 weeks during my children's 6 week holidays.
    Thankfully I had the opportunity to restart year 1 (2 months ago) but I have missed the last 4 weeks of lectures due to poor commitments which has resulted in me being withdrawn from the course. I am gutted but at this moment in time it's for the best (personal reasons). I really do miss it, the course has changed me for the better but my mental health and family life needs attention.

    Am I able to start a new university course in the future with the help of student finance or have I ruined my chances?
    Depending on your reasons for failing and being withdrawn, you may be able to apply for extra funding from student finance. You would need to show that you had compelling personal reasons that forced you to quit - this is things like illness, bereavement etc. You would need to be able to provide proof in the form of medical evidence etc.

    So if you've visited a GP or counsellor for your mental health, you may be able to use this as your reason. You can't just use the fact that you had 6 children, as you knew you had 6 children before the course (unless you fell pregnant unexpectedly, which you might then be able to use as a reason).

    But if you don't have any extenuating circumstance, you're going to be lacking a year of finance. You may be able to complete a year part time and transfer back to full time study after that, or you could look at completing the whole degree part time. In your situation, part time might be better as it may be easier to fit around your other commitments. You could also look at distance learning with the Open University.
 
 
 
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