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4lyndon6 Mon 04-Feb-19 10:43:21

My 18 yr granddaughter has been offered a place at uni in September and was due to sit the scholarship exam two weeks ago. Unfortunately, two days before the exam she was admitted to hospital via ambulance with an emergency condition. She’s home now, recovered, but obviously missed the exam, and her parents are now being told there is no flexibility regarding a resit. A scholarship would have been a huge help financially, esp as parents divorced this year. Has anyone else been in this situation and how was it resolved? Can you appeal to??? TIA

silverlining48 Mon 04-Feb-19 11:31:21

Seems a bit harsh but if that’s the rules....though always worth an appeal to someone higher up the university heirarchy, chancellor perhaps, get the full name, and give it a go in writing.

4lyndon6 Mon 04-Feb-19 17:12:42

Thanks for your support. Will certainly follow up with suggested letter to Chancellor

silverlining48 Tue 05-Feb-19 10:27:04

Let us know if you are successful. Good luck. Always worth a try.

4lyndon6 Tue 05-Feb-19 10:44:44

Morning! Will do! Now need to persuade The Parents to do the letter!

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mcem Fri 29-Mar-19 09:53:46

Reported. Read it and ask yourself if anyone would ever take up the offer!

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johancruyff Fri 14-Jun-19 12:58:47

Scholarship Exam is every month on 30th of the month starting at 9am and will finish at 5pm. Within this specified period of time you can give exam any time.

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GagaJo Tue 03-Sep-19 08:09:16

It's difficult because the scholarship will now have been awarded to another student/s.

GCSE / A Level exams have to be resat if missed due to ill health. I've known students sit in a room on their own, with a bucket, writing their exams during vomiting bugs.

Maggiemaybe Tue 03-Sep-19 08:22:24

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Tangerine Tue 14-Jan-20 16:58:39

Your grandchildren's parents have nothing to lose so it might be an idea to write to someone higher up in the University hierarchy.

It is a difficult situation. If they've already awarded the scholarship to someone else, there is perhaps no room for manoeuvre.

Other people go to University with divorced parents and no scholarship so I hope your granddaughter is able to do so too.

Thank goodness she's well again.

Grammaretto Tue 14-Jan-20 17:14:56

It's so disappointing for her and the family. These things happen. My son's best friend failed the scholarship exam while his DM was on a life support. She died.

He went to another university and now, this is 30 yrs on, is head of a department at a London Hospital and we are all very proud of him as his DM would have been.