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Students Awards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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PART IISUPPLEMENTARY MAINTENANCE, ETC

4.  The requirements referred to in regulation 11 shall include the student’s requirements –

(a)for supplementary maintenance in the cases and for the periods mentioned in paragraphs 5, 6 and 10; and

(b)in respect of such expenditure as is mentioned in paragraphs 7 to 9;

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, £47;

(b)in the case of any other student, £69 except that –

(i)if he attends 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 £90;

(ii)if he attends, for a period of at least eight weeks and as part of his course, an overseas institution, it shall be –

  • £127 if the institution is in a high-cost country; or

  • £97 if the institution is in any other country.

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 at 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 reasonable expenditure –

(a)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, for the purpose of attending in connection with his course any hospital or other premises in the United Kingdom (not comprised in the institution) at which facilities for clinical training are provided, but not incurred for the purpose of residential study away from the institution;

(b)within or outside the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending for a period of at least eight weeks and as part of his course, an overseas institution.

(2) The student’s supplementary requirement in respect of such expenditure shall be the amount of such expenditure less £265.

(3) For the purposes of this paragraph any reference to expenditure incurred for the purpose of attending an institution or period of study –

(a)includes expenditure both before and after so attending; and

(b)does not include any expenditure specified in paragraph 9.

8.—(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 which is part of the student’s course.

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

9.—(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.

(2) The student’s supplementary requirements shall be such amounts as the board considers appropriate –

(a)in respect of a non-medical personal helper not exceeding £11,015;

(b)in respect of major items of specialist equipment not exceeding £4,355 in total for the duration of his course;

(c)in respect of expenditure incurred –

(i)within the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, for the purposes of attending the institution;

(ii)within or outside the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending, as part of his course, an overseas institution;

(d)in respect of any other expenditure including expenditure incurred for the purposes specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) which exceed the maxima specified therein not exceeding £1,455.

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

(a)who is under the age of 21 on the first day of the course;

(b)in respect of whom a parental contribution is not applicable in accordance with Part II of Schedule 7 because he has pursuant to an order of a competent court been in such custody or care or has been provided with accommodation as described in paragraph 3(c) of that Schedule; and

(c)who in the opinion of the board is subject to greater financial hardship by reason of having been in custody, care or having been provided with accommodation as mentioned in paragraph (b) than he would have been if he had not been in custody, care or having been provided with accommodation.

(2) The student’s supplementary requirement shall be such amount as the board in all the circumstances considers appropriate not exceeding £100 for each week or part of a week which –

(a)falls within the longest vacation taken; and

(b)during no part of which week the student attends his course.

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