I left my life of crime – but uni failed me
Michael added that he had a fall-out with tutors earlier this year over the missed deadline.
He said: “I had an accident at work over Christmas and fractured my hands. That really set me back, and led to me missing a key deadline. I tried to explain, but I was removed from the course.
“I feel that I have been picked on. I was brought up to say what I think and I have in many meetings with tutors and academic staff, but I have not been abusive. I know I have made massive mistakes and I have paid the price. But I want a second chance.”
A spokesperson for Edge Hill University said: “We’re unable to disclose details about the academic status of any of our students. We can confirm that our academic regulations would allow a student who has been withdrawn from the course on academic grounds the right to make an appeal against the decision of the assessment board.”
Michael Coupe took part in a cash-intransit robbery outside the Barclays bank, on Bury New Road, in Prestwich