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Stress-inducing without actually being interesting...

This morning was spidermonkey's official assessment for Disabled Student Allowance.  Sounds as though it went well.  He will finally get software that is actually useful to him rather than being kindly told that he can use Word to write his Further Maths papers if that would be helpful. (It isn't.)  At last, DSA gives him access to funding and the expertise of someone who knows which e-pen is best for equations! (Of course, the govt have announced they will stop most of this for next year's uni starters...)  I've already linked to a petition about that.

Meanwhile, squirrelmonkey has come down with a virus just as his exams are starting.  There's only one exam this week, and he'll probably be well enough to dose up on ibuprofen and do his best.  Spoke to school exam officer who says that's the thing to do but she will also send a letter to the exam board to ask for special consideration, but first she needs a letter from the GP.  GP does not want to see patients with viruses who do not need treatment but squirrel can see the Common Ailments Nurse tomorrow and she can write the letter.  But first she needs a letter from the school to request the letter to the school.  School has gone very quiet....  Oh, and it'll cost us 16 quid.

I ought to be marking, but I'm going to watch Le Hobbit (yes, in French - surprisingly good dub) with Squirrel by way of A Little Light Revision...

Date: 2014-05-06 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] history-monk.livejournal.com
You know, if the government just came out and said that everything from now on involves payment at whatever the market will bear, it would be a simpler and more honest way of achieving the same effect. But I suppose it would hamper the employment of Tories as makeweight "financial controllers".

Date: 2014-05-07 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amenirdis.livejournal.com
It's always something, isn't it? Well, good luck to poor Squirrel with his exams!

Le Hobbit! :D

Date: 2014-05-07 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
I will cross fingers for Spider, and I've boosted the petition.
Poor Squirrel: I hope he feels better soon. Though that letter-go-round sounds highly frustrating.

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