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Students Awards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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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 10;

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, in any academic year, attended his course—

(a)in the case of a course provided at the University of Oxford or the University of 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 £41·90;

(b)in the case of any other student, £59·80 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 £79·80;

(ii)where he is attending, for at least eight weeks and as a necessary part of his course, an overseas institution, it shall (notwithstanding anything in sub-paragraph (i)) be—

  • £111·70 if that country is a highest-cost country;

  • £94·65 if that country is a higher-cost country;

  • £77·50 if that country is a high-cost country; and

  • £60·35 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 in question, 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 overseas institution.

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

(a)in the case of any institution which is a constituent college, hall or school (including medical school) of a university or is a university with such constituent institutions, as including a reference to his attending, in connection with his course, any constituent institution 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 institution, any hospital or other premises 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 overseas institution) is not a necessary part of the student’s course, so much of his expenditure for the purpose of attending that period of study as—

(i)was incurred outside the United Kingdom; or

(ii)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.

(4) For the same purposes as aforesaid, the following amounts shall be disregarded in respect of travel costs—

(a)the first £161 of any requirement under paragraph 2;

(b)the first £249 of any requirement under paragraph 3;

(c)the first £8·30 of any requirement under paragraph 5(2)(a);

(d)the first £5·30 of any requirement under paragraph 5(2)(b):

Provided that—

(i)where regulation 16(2) applies, the amount to be disregarded shall be £115; and

(ii)where a student’s requirements under paragraph 2 or 3 relates to only part of the year, the amount to be disregarded shall be an equivalent part of £161 or £249 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.

(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 each period of attendance.

(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.

10.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of a disabled student were 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 £5,100.

(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 £3,840 in total for the duration of his course.

(4) The student’s supplementary requirement in respect of any other additional expenditure including expenditure incurred for the purposes specified in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) which exceeds the maxima specified therein shall be such amount as the board considers appropriate not exceeding £1,275.

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