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My husband started his degree in September 2017. In January 2018 my health took a turn for the worse, I had to interrupt my own studies and my husband took on caring for me and our 3 kids, including our 1 year old. I was in a lot of pain with degenerative disc disease, spent many days bedridden and in pain, needing a spinal procedure that April. That whole semester his attendance was patchy due to having to be home with us.

In May he had exams and failed 2 modules. Some other exams he failed but passed the module based on the coursework component. Of the 2 modules he failed, he scraped a pass on one resit, but failed the resit on the other. Despite failing the resit, he was allowed to progress to year 2.

Now he's finished and passed year 2, but the uni have discontinued his degree - they claim he didn't attend the resit for year 1 but they actually never told him about it. That's a separate issue.

He's now looking to change to a new uni and restart his degree entirely. He has his gift year but is seeking CPR for the year he failed on the basis of caring responsibilities because the whole reason he failed in the first place was because he was studying full time and caring for me and the kids, how he even did as well as he managed was a small miracle. He has a cover letter explaining what happened and why he's asking for this year to be awarded again, plus evidence showing my health decline, which is plentiful. I have doctors notes, my interruption papers, my procedure that April.

Is there anything else he can show? Anybody else that can support the application? Should he tell the new uni what he's doing?

Any advice appreciated!
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My husband started his degree in September 2017. In January 2018 my health took a turn for the worse, I had to interrupt my own studies and my husband took on caring for me and our 3 kids, including our 1 year old. I was in a lot of pain with degenerative disc disease, spent many days bedridden and in pain, needing a spinal procedure that April. That whole semester his attendance was patchy due to having to be home with us.

In May he had exams and failed 2 modules. Some other exams he failed but passed the module based on the coursework component. Of the 2 modules he failed, he scraped a pass on one resit, but failed the resit on the other. Despite failing the resit, he was allowed to progress to year 2.

Now he's finished and passed year 2, but the uni have discontinued his degree - they claim he didn't attend the resit for year 1 but they actually never told him about it. That's a separate issue.

He's now looking to change to a new uni and restart his degree entirely. He has his gift year but is seeking CPR for the year he failed on the basis of caring responsibilities because the whole reason he failed in the first place was because he was studying full time and caring for me and the kids, how he even did as well as he managed was a small miracle. He has a cover letter explaining what happened and why he's asking for this year to be awarded again, plus evidence showing my health decline, which is plentiful. I have doctors notes, my interruption papers, my procedure that April.

Is there anything else he can show? Anybody else that can support the application? Should he tell the new uni what he's doing?

Any advice appreciated!
Hello,

Thank you for explaining the situation and we hope he can now move on with his studies.

Yes please ask him to speak to his university as they can often support him during the application. If this is for a 2019/20 course, you would apply first online and then send the CPR evidence.

You can read about CPR using these links:

Going Back to Uni and CPR Practitioners - http://ow.ly/OqYL30oTRak
Going Back to Uni and CPR Student Room - http://ow.ly/RqVS30oTRcg

Where applicable, we recommend the evidence is from a professional person containing the following:

- Signed and dated
- Confirms the reason why you could not continue with your studies and
- When this took place

Photocopies of all evidence can be reviewed and this evidence can include:

- Medical evidence from a GP on headed paper
- Letter from the university/college on headed paper
- Letter from Social Services on headed paper
- Letter from a professional person on headed paper

The above list is not exhaustive and any evidence can be sent to us for consideration. If part of the evidence is not from a professional, we would suggest that you send other evidence that is from a professional or an official document.

You would need to send your documents with a customer reference number to:

Student Finance England
PO Box 210
Darlington
DL1 9HJ

Warm Regards, Dean.
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Hello,

Thank you for explaining the situation and we hope he can now move on with his studies.

Yes please ask him to speak to his university as they can often support him during the application. If this is for a 2019/20 course, you would apply first online and then send the CPR evidence.

You can read about CPR using these links:

Going Back to Uni and CPR Practitioners - http://ow.ly/OqYL30oTRak
Going Back to Uni and CPR Student Room - http://ow.ly/RqVS30oTRcg

Where applicable, we recommend the evidence is from a professional person containing the following:

- Signed and dated
- Confirms the reason why you could not continue with your studies and
- When this took place

Photocopies of all evidence can be reviewed and this evidence can include:

- Medical evidence from a GP on headed paper
- Letter from the university/college on headed paper
- Letter from Social Services on headed paper
- Letter from a professional person on headed paper

The above list is not exhaustive and any evidence can be sent to us for consideration. If part of the evidence is not from a professional, we would suggest that you send other evidence that is from a professional or an official document.

You would need to send your documents with a customer reference number to:

Student Finance England
PO Box 210
Darlington
DL1 9HJ

Warm Regards, Dean.
Thank you for your help!
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Thank you for your help!
You're very welcome, let us know if you have other questions.

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