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Hi guys, my maintenance loan just got revoked because of my poor attendance, is there any way for me to get it back or can I apply for it again? I'm in a tight spot right now I would really appreciate it any information you can give me.

I received a letter from the student loan company saying I have suspended my studies. Which is not the case. Another letter said to pay back everything I have received.

What does this mean?


I wrote this to my uni

Good morning,

I hope you are well.

To reiterate and condense my statement from yesterday, I promise that this issue will not repeat itself. I made the mistake of leaving my phone in my room, due to the distractions it poses during my lectures. And only attended my lectures with my laptop and notes. I now realise the urgency or bringing my phone to check in to the lectures via the mobile app. I have studied in 10 institutions in 4 different countries and have never been accustomed to checking in on my phone when I attend class. I habitually left my phone in my room before attending my lectures. The reason for this is that I associate my phone as being an object of distraction and make sure I avoid it completely when revising, or doing reading, coursework or anything study related. I find that when I bring my phone to lectures I am susceptible to distractions, such as responding to messages. In my own self improvement journey I have put strict measures in place since last summer to cut social media (Youtube etc.) out of my life completely, since it severely hampered my productivity in my younger years. The method of leaving my phone in my room and attending lectures with my laptop and notes brought the best out of my attentiveness, and absorbtion of the learning material. I should have communicated this at an earlier juncture.
This is why despite the 3 emails I have been sent since October, I have continued to leave my phone in my room. I assure you, this will not happen again. The letter from student finance has been a painful wakeup call and I will make it a point bring my phone to all my lectures, and check in via the mobile app.
I have been on top of my coursework, the only items for which have been weekly assessments for International Political Theory, most recently scoring 100%, and averaging around 80% in all these weekly assessments. I am determined to improve upon 1st semester during which bouts of illness and acclimatizing to the challenges of living away from home for the first time affected my studies. I have been studying hard following along with the reading list, attending my lectures, doing wider reading and on track to do well in the upcoming exams. I hold myself accountable to my goal of achieving first class honours for my final grade at the end of my degree, as I look to pursue a postgraduate MBA following this.
In furtherance to this, I have struggled with my mental health for some time since arriving at university. although I was reluctant to open up about this to the institution. Considering the urgency, I am willing to confide in you that during semester one I struggled considerably with anxiety and homesickness, having not lived away from home independently before.
I am glad to inform you that this mental health issue has progressively been improving.
I would be interested in speaking to student services once we return from Easter to discuss how I can manage living away from home better.

Please assist me in this situation, will everything be resolved with the student loan company, and I'll be able to continue my degree as normal?

I immensely appreciate this
Regards.






Please tell me what is going on? Have the university terminated my studies or has the student loan company just suspended my loan due to attendance
Talk to staff at your uni. Your personal tutor, student advice team might know what's going on. They would usually escalate things before outright kicking you off the course and not telling you. It might be worth contacting student finance as well to see what's going on
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Original post by jed12
Hi guys, my maintenance loan just got revoked because of my poor attendance, is there any way for me to get it back or can I apply for it again? I'm in a tight spot right now I would really appreciate it any information you can give me.
I received a letter from the student loan company saying I have suspended my studies. Which is not the case. Another letter said to pay back everything I have received.
What does this mean?
I wrote this to my uni
Good morning,
I hope you are well.
To reiterate and condense my statement from yesterday, I promise that this issue will not repeat itself. I made the mistake of leaving my phone in my room, due to the distractions it poses during my lectures. And only attended my lectures with my laptop and notes. I now realise the urgency or bringing my phone to check in to the lectures via the mobile app. I have studied in 10 institutions in 4 different countries and have never been accustomed to checking in on my phone when I attend class. I habitually left my phone in my room before attending my lectures. The reason for this is that I associate my phone as being an object of distraction and make sure I avoid it completely when revising, or doing reading, coursework or anything study related. I find that when I bring my phone to lectures I am susceptible to distractions, such as responding to messages. In my own self improvement journey I have put strict measures in place since last summer to cut social media (Youtube etc.) out of my life completely, since it severely hampered my productivity in my younger years. The method of leaving my phone in my room and attending lectures with my laptop and notes brought the best out of my attentiveness, and absorbtion of the learning material. I should have communicated this at an earlier juncture.
This is why despite the 3 emails I have been sent since October, I have continued to leave my phone in my room. I assure you, this will not happen again. The letter from student finance has been a painful wakeup call and I will make it a point bring my phone to all my lectures, and check in via the mobile app.
I have been on top of my coursework, the only items for which have been weekly assessments for International Political Theory, most recently scoring 100%, and averaging around 80% in all these weekly assessments. I am determined to improve upon 1st semester during which bouts of illness and acclimatizing to the challenges of living away from home for the first time affected my studies. I have been studying hard following along with the reading list, attending my lectures, doing wider reading and on track to do well in the upcoming exams. I hold myself accountable to my goal of achieving first class honours for my final grade at the end of my degree, as I look to pursue a postgraduate MBA following this.
In furtherance to this, I have struggled with my mental health for some time since arriving at university. although I was reluctant to open up about this to the institution. Considering the urgency, I am willing to confide in you that during semester one I struggled considerably with anxiety and homesickness, having not lived away from home independently before.
I am glad to inform you that this mental health issue has progressively been improving.
I would be interested in speaking to student services once we return from Easter to discuss how I can manage living away from home better.
Please assist me in this situation, will everything be resolved with the student loan company, and I'll be able to continue my degree as normal?
I immensely appreciate this
Regards.
Please tell me what is going on? Have the university terminated my studies or has the student loan company just suspended my loan due to attendance

The only way that the student loan company would know you have suspended studies is if either you or your university had notified them of this.

Presumably it wasn't you that told them, so therefore it must have been your university.

Have the university notified you that they've done this? You say you've had three emails about this (presumably about the fact that you've failed to register your attendance) but have persisted in not registering your attendance. The university has to draw a line somewhere.

Suspending/withdrawing you is the sort of thing a university would do as a last resort if you haven't been engaging with them about attendance issues. If you had engaged with them, they might have found a way for you to record your attendance through alternative methods.

You need to talk to your personal tutor, as a start, to find out what has happened. They may need to point you at someone else (e.g. your faculty, or your university's Academic Registry) but should know who you need to get in touch with. You could also contact your Student Union for advice.

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