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I did my Foundation Year and I transferred for the Year One because the course was really bad and most teachers did not seem to care about their modules. The University I went to for Year 1 is in ranked in the 30s in the Complete University Guide and I feel I learnt a lot there, managing to get 68% overall for the year. However, at that Uni we have 5 exams each semester and I am afraid of failing any of them as I wouldn't be able to pay for the modules. As an example, for one of the modules, the average grade for all students taking the exam was 41%, with more than a quarter failing the module.
My question is, do I still qualify for 1 extra year of funding in case something happens or should I consider transferring to a lower ranked University for Year 2 just to have more chances of finishing the course without failing anything?
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Hi,
I did my Foundation Year and I transferred for the Year One because the course was really bad and most teachers did not seem to care about their modules. The University I went to for Year 1 is in ranked in the 30s in the Complete University Guide and I feel I learnt a lot there, managing to get 68% overall for the year. However, at that Uni we have 5 exams each semester and I am afraid of failing any of them as I wouldn't be able to pay for the modules. As an example, for one of the modules, the average grade for all students taking the exam was 41%, with more than a quarter failing the module.
My question is, do I still qualify for 1 extra year of funding in case something happens or should I consider transferring to a lower ranked University for Year 2 just to have more chances of finishing the course without failing anything?
Because you've transferred into a course without a foundation year then your foundation year will count as your gift year. Student finance see it just that you've started in the first year of a course twice.

Your university will normally have lots of extra study skills support available (check your library and student services teams) to help you avoid failing and having to repeat a year.
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Hi,
I did my Foundation Year and I transferred for the Year One because the course was really bad and most teachers did not seem to care about their modules. The University I went to for Year 1 is in ranked in the 30s in the Complete University Guide and I feel I learnt a lot there, managing to get 68% overall for the year. However, at that Uni we have 5 exams each semester and I am afraid of failing any of them as I wouldn't be able to pay for the modules. As an example, for one of the modules, the average grade for all students taking the exam was 41%, with more than a quarter failing the module.
My question is, do I still qualify for 1 extra year of funding in case something happens or should I consider transferring to a lower ranked University for Year 2 just to have more chances of finishing the course without failing anything?
Hi there,

Based on this information, you've already used up your additional year. If you were to repeat or commence a new course from year one then you will not be eligible to borrow tuition fees until year two onward. If you transfer to year two of a new course then you will continue receiving your funding as normal.

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Nihad
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