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    I have done 3 years studying an adult nursing degree, however, it has greatly impacted on my mental health to the point where I have felt like I had no option but to drop out. I no longer want to become a nurse and have spoken to people both at university and my friends and family and have decided a career change is best.

    I am wanting to do another degree, however, understand that I may not be eligible for future tuition funding. I do not know how to afford further tuition funding and whether it would be better if I did a part-time or open university degree.

    1) will I get tuition funding for another degree as my first was paid for by the NHS or does this not matter.
    2) would future employers look down on the fact my degree was from an open university rather than an actual university.

    Thank you for your help
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    (Original post by enarey97)
    I have done 3 years studying an adult nursing degree, however, it has greatly impacted on my mental health to the point where I have felt like I had no option but to drop out. I no longer want to become a nurse and have spoken to people both at university and my friends and family and have decided a career change is best.

    I am wanting to do another degree, however, understand that I may not be eligible for future tuition funding. I do not know how to afford further tuition funding and whether it would be better if I did a part-time or open university degree.

    1) will I get tuition funding for another degree as my first was paid for by the NHS or does this not matter.
    2) would future employers look down on the fact my degree was from an open university rather than an actual university.

    Thank you for your help
    Hi enarey97

    Students are entitled to the length of their course plus an additional year minus any previous study, previous study will only be taken into account when applying for part-time funding if you have gained a qualification. If you have withdrawn from your course due to a compelling personal reason, then you can send in evidence of this which will give you an extra year of funding.

    We recommend the evidence;
    • Is signed and dated
    • Confirms the reason why the student could not continue with their studies and
    • When this took place

    Photocopies of all evidence can be accepted and this evidence can include;
    • Medical evidence from a GP on headed paper
    • Letter from HEP on headed paper
    • Letter from Social Services on headed paper
    • Letter from clergy or professional person on headed paper
    • Death Certificate and/or
    • A Birth Certificate

    Thanks

    Catherine
 
 
 
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