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Students Awards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991

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PART IISupplementary maintenance, etc.

4.  The requirements referred to in regulation 13(1)(a) shall include the student’s requirements—

(a)for supplementary maintenance in the cases and for the periods mentioned in paragraphs 5 and 6; and

(b)in respect of such expenditure as is mentioned in paragraphs 7 to 11,

and the amount of any such requirement (“supplementary requirement”) shall be determined in accordance with this Part.

5.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the: case of a student who having, m any academic year, attended his course—

(a)in the case of a course provided at the University of Oxford or Cambridge, for a period of 25 weeks 3 days; or

(b)in the case of any other course, for a period of 30 weeks 3 days,

in that year attends a course so provided, for a further period (“the excess period”).

(2) In respect of each week and any part of a week comprised in the excess period the supplementary requirement shall be—

(a)in the case of a student residing at his parents' home, £34.80;

(b)in the case of any other student, £49.65 except that—

(i)where he is attending a course at the University of London or at an institution within the area comprising the City of London and the metropolitan police district, it shall be £66.30;

(ii)where he is attending, for at least one term and as a necessary part of his course, at an establishment in a country outside the United Kingdom, it shall (notwithstanding anything in sub-paragraph (i)) be—

  • £92.75 if that country is a highest-cost country;

  • £78.60 if that country is a higher-cost country;

  • £64.35 if that country is a high-cost country; and

  • £50.15 in any other case.

6.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of a student who attends at his course for a period of not less than 45 weeks in any continuous period of 52 weeks.

(2) In respect of each aggregate period of a complete week for which he does not attend his course in the period of 52 weeks, the student’s supplementary requirement shall be determined in accordance with paragraph 5(2).

7.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of a student who is obliged to incur expenditure—

(a)within the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending the institution;

(b)within or outside the United Kingdom, for the purpose of attending as part of his course, any period of study at an establishment in a country outside the United Kingdom.

(2) The reference in sub-paragraph (1)(a) to the student attending the institution shall be construed—

(a)in the case of any establishment which is a constituent college, hall or school (including medical school) of a university or is a university with such constituent establishments, as including a reference to his attending, in connection with his course, any constituent establishment of the university: and

(b)in the case of a student attending a course in medicine, dentistry or nursing, a necessary part of which is a period of study by way of clinical training, as including a reference to his attending, in connection with his course but otherwise than for the purposes of residential study away from the establishment, any hospital not comprised therein at which facilities for clinical training are provided.

(3) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5)—

(a)a student’s total travel expenditure is the aggregate amount of expenditure he is obliged to incur for any purpose specified in sub-paragraph (1);

(b)a student’s special expenditure is the aggregate amount of expenditure he is obliged to incur for the purposes specified in sub-paragraph (1)(b), for the purpose of such attendance as is referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(b), and, in the case of a disabled student, for any other purpose specified in sub-paragraph (1) if it is expenditure which the board is satisfied the student would not have incurred but for his disability:

provided that, where a period of study outside the United Kingdom (whether or not at an institution) is not a necessary part of the student’s course, so much of hi>expenditure for the purpose of attending that period of study as—

(a)was incurred outside the United Kingdom, or

(b)was incurred within the United Kingdom but is in respect of a journey between, a port or airport within and a place outside the United Kingdom, or is in respect of a benefit to be enjoyed outside the United Kingdom,

shall not be treated as part of the student’s total travel expenditure or special expenditure, save in so far as and to the extent that the board considers appropriate.

(4) For the same purposes as aforesaid, the following amounts shall be disregarded—

(i)£133 of any requirement under paragraph 2;

(ii)£207 of any requirement under paragraph 3;

(iii)£6.90 of any requirement under paragraph 5(2)(b);

(iv)£4.40 of any requirement under paragraph 5(2)(b):

provided that where a student’s requirements under paragraph 2 or 3 relate to only part of the year, the said proportion shall be deemed to be an equivalent part of £133 or £207 as the case may be.

(5) The student’s supplementary requirement in respect of such expenditure as is referred to in sub-paragraph (1) shall comprise either—

(a)his special expenditure; or

(b)the amount by which his total travel expenditure exceeds the amounts specified in sub-paragraph (4),

whichever is the less, and, where the course in respect of which the student’s award was granted began before 1st September 1984, the amount (if any) by which his total travel expenditure excluding his special expenditure exceeds the sum of the amounts specified in sub-paragraph (4) and £150.

(6) For the purposes of this paragraph a reference to expenditure incurred for the purpose of attending an institution, establishment or period of study includes expenditure incurred both before and after so attending.

8.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of a student whose home is for the time being outside the United Kingdom and who incurs expenditure travelling between his home and the institution at the beginning and end of term.

(2) In determining the supplementary requirement of such a student under paragraph 7, the board shall treat such amount of the said expenditure as it considers appropriate (having regard to the extent of that requirement apart from this paragraph), not exceeding the amount the student was obliged to incur, as if it were part of the student’s total travel expenditure.

9.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of a student who reasonably incurs any expenditure in insuring against liability for the cost of medical treatment provided outside the United Kingdom for any illness or bodily injury contracted or suffered during a period of study outside the United Kingdom.

(2) The student’s supplementary requirement in respect of such expenditure shall be the amount reasonably incurred:

  • provided that where the expenditure was incurred in connection with a period of study which was not a necessary part of his course, his requirement in respect thereof shall be such amount as the board considers appropriate, not exceeding the said amount.

10.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of a student who—

(a)is attending a course which began before 1st September 1986 in architecture, art and design, home economics, landscape architecture, medicine, music, ophthalmic optics, physical education, town and country planning or veterinary science (or medicine) or such a course comprising any of those subjects as a principal subject; and

(b)for the purposes thereof necessarily incurs expenditure in the purchase of special equipment.

(2) The student’s supplementary requirement in respect of such expenditure shall be so much of the expenditure as does not during the course exceed £90.

11.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of a disabled student where the board is satisfied that, by reason of his disability, he is obliged to incur additional expenditure in respect of his attendance at the course, other than expenditure for a purpose specified in paragraph 7(1).

(2) The student’s supplementary requirement in respect of a non-medical personal helper shall be such amount as the board considers appropriate not exceeding £4,240.

(3) The student’s supplementary requirement in respect of major items of specialised equipment shall be such amount as the board considers appropriate not exceeding £3,180 in total for the duration of his course.

(4) The student’s supplementary requirement in respect of further additional expenditure shall be such amount as the board considers appropriate not exceeding £1,060.

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