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family emergency and need to go abroad (not sure how long but could be a few months), but currently full time in university, not sure what to do, do i need to tell my lecturer or the uni about my situation and how will this affect my uni course im doing, will they allow time off and will it affect the payments etc maintenace loan which i'll be due 3rd one in september. i can still try to be online for classes so i try not to miss to much
Reply 1
universities are really lenient. Ntu has no problems with things like this. Go quickly ask your course leader/uni about it and they might just allow you to do nec's and do the exams at later time for catchup. as for maintenance, i dont think its relevant. it will be paid regardless even if ur in a diff country.
Original post by legendcr7
family emergency and need to go abroad (not sure how long but could be a few months), but currently full time in university, not sure what to do, do i need to tell my lecturer or the uni about my situation and how will this affect my uni course im doing, will they allow time off and will it affect the payments etc maintenace loan which i'll be due 3rd one in september. i can still try to be online for classes so i try not to miss to much

What subject? Possibly could be easier if humanities based, but not sure on STEM based degrees as assessmentd might include in person labs.

But yes, you do definitely need to tell uni (start with your academic tutor) because attendance is usually monitored in some way, especially if any assessments are in person exams or presentations.

Also, undergrad or masters? If undergrad it's almost summer anyway and you probably have until October to sort things out, or there might be alternatives e.g. gap year
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Original post by chronoscope
What subject? Possibly could be easier if humanities based, but not sure on STEM based degrees as assessmentd might include in person labs.
But yes, you do definitely need to tell uni (start with your academic tutor) because attendance is usually monitored in some way, especially if any assessments are in person exams or presentations.
Also, undergrad or masters? If undergrad it's almost summer anyway and you probably have until October to sort things out, or there might be alternatives e.g. gap year

i am as an undergraduate and its a foundation year i am currently in, health and social care
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Original post by legendcr7
family emergency and need to go abroad (not sure how long but could be a few months), but currently full time in university, not sure what to do, do i need to tell my lecturer or the uni about my situation and how will this affect my uni course im doing, will they allow time off and will it affect the payments etc maintenace loan which i'll be due 3rd one in september. i can still try to be online for classes so i try not to miss to much

Hi there,

I am not sure how it works with your university, but at DMU you would be able to receive a defferal due to family emergency. Deferral refers to the rescheduling of an assessment or an exam to a later date. If a deferral is granted, the student is required to take the next available date for their assessment submission or exam to take place.

The deferral procedure is an option for students experiencing sudden and unexpected extenuating circumstances that could affect their ability to undertake assessments.

And also I want to mention that we do have all of our lectures recordings online. It may be useful to check if your uni records lectures for students to revise later on.

Take care,
Ilya :smile:

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