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Has anyone had the same problem as me? I have dropped out of my postgraduate course and I am now being pursued by the solicitors on behalf of the university to recover the course fees, has anyone else experienced this and should I disregard their claims?
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Has anyone had the same problem as me? I have dropped out of my postgraduate course and I am now being pursued by the solicitors on behalf of the university to recover the course fees, has anyone else experienced this and should I disregard their claims?
Have you paid the fees?
What would be your reasons that you shouldnt have to pay for the course?
How long ago was this?
How much of the fees have you paid?
When was the course for?
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Have you paid the fees?
What would be your reasons that you shouldnt have to pay for the course?
How long ago was this?
How much of the fees have you paid?
When was the course for?
I have paid 1 installment, I gave my notice before the 50% liability was up.
We are considering arguing that the contract is a penalty clause, they are demanding around £6000 for an online course where there was only 1 day attendance, no work submitted or marked in that time, it seems extortionate.
It was in December that I gave my notice to leave.
I have paid around £2000 out of £15,000.
The course was from 4th September 2017 - 2019
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I have paid 1 installment, I gave my notice before the 50% liability was up.
We are considering arguing that the contract is a penalty clause, they are demanding around £6000 for an online course where there was only 1 day attendance, no work submitted or marked in that time, it seems extortionate.
It was in December that I gave my notice to leave.
I have paid around £2000 out of £15,000.
The course was from 4th September 2017 - 2019
Go and take it to a law centre or CAB.
Hard to say without seeing the terms and you are probably better off being interviewed.
They need to read the contract.

You seem to suggest there was a cut off point for liability and that sounds promising.
have you made a complaint and tried to resolve it with them?

Not sure that argument is going to work btw.

Have a chat with the OIA to see if its something they could look into in the future.

http://www.oiahe.org.uk/making-a-com...complaint.aspx
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Luckily my dad is a solicitor so he';s helping me, I was just curious really if anyone had experienced the same thing as looking on here I cannot see any threads about it, I wondered if the uni would actually bother pursuing it or if it was just a threat.
We know it probably won't work, but it's the only argument really we have.
When I tried to complain to the uni they said I had to liaise with their solicitors first to see if we could reach an agreement.
Then go for a negotiated settlement.
Am sure your dad should be able to see any potential arguments you have.
There is insufficient information based on what you have posted hence you need to be interviewed and the documents seen.

I would start off on the basis it is a contract and you are an adult. You would then have to start thinking of grounds to dispute or escape it. You havent provided any. Certain unis take a hardcore line on this and other are more amenable to negotiation..It depends on the institution. Your dad can advise you for any settlement or whether you want to defend it in proceeding.
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My advice would be not to post any further details here and remove your posts, Posting details about ongoing legal proceedings could either give your legal opposition something to go off or be looked upon negatively in the courts.
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