I have fell under the new benefit cap and have to pay to words my rent. Which is around 700 every 3 monthe out of my student finance. I'm so worried i wont be able to continue with my studies. I'm really unsure what to do I went to uni to better myself and get a career for my children so we won't have to struggle on minimum wage and not it's looking like I might have to. After my ex and I broke up iv done 2 years in college to get me to university and I feel it's all for nothing. I totally understand why the cap is in place I really do but people who want to get out from under the poverty line always seem to get pulled back to it. Sorry my rant I needed to get it off my chest hopefully I might actually sleep for the once time in a month now I have
I didn't go to uni myself (didn't get the chance in the 70s when I left school) but if your student finances are meant to help with housing costs then I suppose its fair that you have to pay at least something towards those costs out of it.
I'm studying a health care foundation degree, then would like to go on to mental health nursing. I didn't get a place at one of the bigger unis this year as I have 10 years out of education and my work wasn't up to the level they wanted. So instead of taking a year out I contiued with this course.
No the course is full time. I'm a single mum to so I can't do night work. We do a placement next year which I have chosen to do at a mental health home for men with learning difficulties. I'm looking for work from home work which I could do while at home with the kids. But unsure how it all works and if I could get 16 hours work from them.
Consider selling or remortgaging your house to fund your studies.
Alternatively, look for a job in the mental health field. At your present stage, the role of mental health support worker would be ideal. Provided you have support from your employer, the Open University should accept you and allow you to transfer credits. Studying with the Open University would give you flexibility; you'd be able to study part time whilst working. When applying for jobs, make sure you mention your career objective i.e. to become a mental health nurse, and that you need employer support to complete your foundation degree.