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  • Some Statistics
    • How many HE courses are listed on UCAS?
    • How many HE Institutions are there?
    • In 2010, how many people applied to study in HE?
    • How many got places?
    • Over 50,000
    • More than 300
    • 697,351
    • 487,327
  • Why Choose Higher Education?
    • Improve career prospects
    • Earn more money – average graduate starting salary is approximately £25,000*
    • Transferable skills
    • Have a good time!
    • *Association of Graduate Recruiters, 2010
  • Jargon Buster
    • Alumni
    • Campus
    • Degree
    • Dissertation
    • People who have graduated from a particular university
    • The buildings and surroundings of a university
    • The qualification awarded by a university after 3 or more years of successful study
    • A long report submitted as part of your degree course
  • Jargon Buster
    • Freshers
    • Graduate
    • Sandwich course
    • Undergraduate
    • Students who are beginning their time at university
    • A person who has been awarded a degree from a university or college
    • Degree courses with a years work experience ‘sandwiched’ between the years of study
    • Someone who is studying for their first degree
  • Choosing the Right Course
    • Familiar subject?
    • New subject?
    • Vocational or non-vocational?
    • Level of qualification?
    • What are the entry requirements?
    • What are the career prospects?
    • Assessment methods
  • Which University?
    • Home or away?
    • Traditional or more modern?
    • City or rural?
    • Campus or non-campus based?
    • Accommodation – halls of residence or private housing?
    • Academic resources?
    • Sports facilities?
    • Nightlife?
  •  
  • University Life
    • Modules
    • Lectures/tutorials
    • Independent study
    • Sandwich courses/work experience
    • Living away from home – shopping,
    • cooking, cleaning, laundry
    • Social Life
    • Accommodation
    Check contracts for payment details etc Live at home Private house or University owned? Student Houses Student Village or smaller unit Halls of Residence Accommodation
  • Social Life
    • Students’ Union
      • Freshers’ week
      • Societies/sports clubs
      • Entertainment
    • Formal dinners/balls
    • Concessions from:
      • Local nightclubs
      • Theatres/cinemas
      • Restaurants
      • Clothes shops/hairdressers
    • Schedule in some relaxation time –
    • even during busy assessment periods
  •  
  • The UCAS Tariff A Level Grade A*/A 140/120 pts Grade B 100 pts Grade C 80 pts Grade D 60 pts Grade E 40 pts BTEC Diploma DDD 360 pts MMM 240 pts PPP 120 pts Many other qualifications and grades – see UCAS website or back of UoH prospectus
  • Timeline When? What? Year 12 Research, research, research September Y13 Apply October Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Vet Science January UCAS Deadline/internal school deadline Open ended Interviews and offers February - June UCAS Extra August Results August Clearing September/October Enrol at University
  • Your Choices
    • Be sure of what you want to study
    • Be realistic
    • - don’t price yourself out of the market
    • - but……don’t underestimate yourself either
    • Remember 5 courses, not 5 HEIs/universities
    • Use the UCAS Website – www.ucas.com
  • The Application
    • Personal details
    • Course choices
    • Qualifications to date and predicted
    • Personal Statement – www.studential.com
    • Referee’s statement
  • Acknowledgement from UCAS Interviews, tests and offers Referee’s statement added Application submitted Payment made Sent to 5 choices by UCAS Track progress online Final decision letter Accept firm and insurance offers
  • Student Fees & Financial Support
    • Student fees and financial support can be broken down
    • into four main areas:
    • Tuition fees
    • National Scholarship Scheme
    • Maintenance Loans
    • Maintenance Grants
    • Universities can charge up to £9000
    • NO STUDENT NEEDS TO PAY WHILE THEY STUDY
    • Government pays all tuition costs while the student studies
    • Graduate repays based on earnings through tax system
    Tuition Fees - Graduate Contribution
  • National Scholarship Scheme
    • £3000 award per student in total
    • Fee reduction of up to £3000 and/or a cash bursary limited to a maximum of £1000
    • Universities offered quota from the government. Must be match funded by the institution.
    • Proposed criteria to qualify is set by the university but with govt guidance – income less than £25k and minimum level of UCAS points.
  • Grants – for living expenses
    • Means tested non repayable grant of up to £3250 from the government.
    • Maximum grant payable for household incomes below £25,000.
    • Partial grants for incomes up to £42,600
  • Student Maintenance Loans (2012/13)
    • Available to all full time students
    • London - £7675
    • Elsewhere - £5500
    • Parental home - £4375
    • Maintenance loan entitlement can be reduced if maintenance grant received.
    • 35% of Maintenance loan is means tested for incomes above £50,000.
  • Paying it Back Income Each Year Monthly repayment Repayment as a Percentage of Income Up to £21,000 0 0 £22,000 £7.50 0.6 £23,000 £15 1.1 £24,000 £22.50 1.5 £25,000 £30 1.9
  • Graduate on £25k
  • NHS Related Courses
    • NHS courses are funded differently – you will not be required to pay tuition fees
    • Finance is applied for directly through the NHS
    • * Amounts may be more if living in London
    • For more information visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students or Department of Health website
    Living Non means-tested grant Means tested bursary (max) Non means-tested loan Away from parental home £1,000 £4,395 £2,324 At parental home £1,000 £3,351 £1,744
  • Applying for Finance
    • Through the Student Finance England website at www.direct.gov.uk , you can apply from December 2011
    • Student Finance England Online calculator
    • Apply for second and third year support after Christmas in first and second year
    • If you are having a gap year, student should apply for course at the same time as peers, for finance , apply 12 months later
  • Sources of Student Finance
    • Maintenance Loans
    • Grants
    • Part-time/vacation work - “job shops”
    • Savings
    • Family
  • Further Information
    • Seek advice and guidance
    • At school
    • www.bis.gov.uk
    • www.slc.co.uk
    • www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
  • Key Messages
    • University education is free at the point of study
    • Repay based on future earnings – graduate contribution
    • Repayment threshold more generous than current system
    • Student is investing in their future
  • We offer a lively environment for study with excellent and distinctive degrees Over 22,000 students study with us, on over 400 courses www.hud.ac.uk Follow HuddersfieldUni on Open Days Huddersfield Campus Wednesday 26 October Thursday 27 October Barnsley Campus Oldham Campus Wednesday 19 October