2014 entry: nursing paramedic practice - Falmer June 2013

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  • Two key issues for students considering entering HE.Presentation will be start with funding and, if any visitors do not need to find out about student accommodation options they will be welcome to leave at the end of the funding content.
  • Separate contracts with NHS and Education for nursing, midwifery, health professions and teaching courses.Very different funding arrangements therefore meet your needs better to deliver separate sessions.
  • Academic scholarships will be based on how students perform once they are here. Top student in group at end of yr 1 and yr 2 will receive scholarship – probably £1Social Work funding under review for 2013 entry.NHS website not that clear in relation to part-time students access to financial support, link at end of presentation to relevant page on NHS bursary site, talks about grant, but appears to relate to bursary, no clear message whether part-time students also eligible for percentage of £1,000 grant introduced for all full-time NHS funded courses from 2012. specialist colleague suggests that as year progresses we may know more.
  • Smaller maintenance loan in final year Smaller bursaries and maintenance loans if you live at your parent’s home whilst studyingincreased bursary for longer course, if recognised by SFE as ‘longer’ course possibility of additional loanAdditional info on following from Student Advice Services desk – all staff members of National Association of Student Money advisersParent Learning Allowance up to £1,180Childcare grant £126.65 (1 child) £187.85 (2+ children)Dependants Allowance £2,400 then £539 if student has second dependant (not children)Practice placement travel/accommodation expensesDisabled student allowanceCouncil Tax exemption or discount
  • Additional allowances – speak to student advice services desk. Assume they’re in line with other NHS funded courses, but not sure.
  • Figures based on someone living away from parental home.
  • Student Finance England part of Student Loans Company – also Student finance Wales and Student Finance Northern Ireland.
  • Repayment process for the reduced maintenance loan element – 2012 onwards system appliesNursing only
  • Check with Ros whether any possibility of extending 40 week contract for Midwives and nurses?
  • Any questions?

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  • 1. Welcome Falmer campus open day Friday 14th June 2013 Nursing and Paramedic Practice Penny Edwards Student Recruitment Manager
  • 2. Presentation outline • Introduction to the University and the School of Nursing and Midwifery • Admissions process and application statistics • Locations • NHS Student funding • Accommodation for students in Brighton
  • 3. The University • Long tradition of delivering HE • Large portfolio of Health related courses and strong relationship with Strategic Health Authority (SHA) • Benefits of large university (22,000 students) • split-campuses deliver a personal experience • Professional approach provides work-related context • Career Planning Agreement and Personal Development Planning encourages students to take responsibility for own learning pathway • Recognised as rising ‘research star’ following 2008 RAE results • Financially stable
  • 4. School of Nursing and Midwifery • Also delivers Midwifery (based in Eastbourne) • Nursing courses delivered at Falmer, Eastbourne and Hastings • Increase in applications nationally • Numbers commissioned by NHS can vary each year Course 2013 applications Places available Applicants per place Adult Nursing 1,465 210 7 Mental Health Nursing 388 35 11 Child Nursing 477 36 13 Paramedic Practice 645 20 32
  • 5. Location - Brighton • Cultural and creative environment • Alternative and cosmopolitan • Vibrant music scene • Big city buzz • Student friendly • Current students comprise 30% of total population • No student ghettos • The City is the Student Union • One of the most cost-effective student locations in the UK (Natwest Student Index)
  • 6. Location - Eastbourne • Contrary to media image – largest demographic aged between 16 - 36 • Less extrovert than Brighton – but plenty going on • Close-knit student community • Organised student nights in clubs • Campus is close to Beach and South Downs • Allegedly sunniest place in the UK!! • Low-cost off-campus accommodation
  • 7. Location - Hastings • Historical and cultural • Excellent facilities • New halls for 2014 • Growing student population – 1,500 • Personal and supportive environment
  • 8. Student funding for NHS courses Contract with Strategic Health Authority Tuition fees paid by NHS Covers Nursing and also Paramedic Practice at this university
  • 9. Fees and funding for NHS courses • NHS pay the fees for Nursing, Midwifery and courses regulated by Health Professions Council • Dietetics; Dental hygiene or Dental Therapy; Occupational Therapy; Operating Department Practitioner; Orthoptics; Physiotherapy; Podiatry; Prosthetics and Orthotics; Radiography; Speech and Language Therapy • Further funding support from NHS and students are also eligible for reduced maintenance loan from Student Loans Company • No national agreement for Paramedic Practice – Brighton contract with NHS South of England: • Fees fully paid • Students eligible for means tested allowance and reduced maintenance loan from SFE • Students are not eligible for university bursaries, as fees are paid, but will be eligible for academic merit scholarships
  • 10. All students eligible for £1,000 grant Maintenance loan reduced in final year of study additional income assessed allowances are available : for students with dependant adults and/or children Disabled students For help with practice/placement travel/accommodation expenses NHS funded – 45 weeks* If you will be studying and living: Non-means tested grant Means tested bursary (maximum) Non-means tested maintenance loan in London and living in student/rented accommodation/ your own home During TERM TIME £1,000 £5,460 £3,263 elsewhere in England (UK for medical and dental students) and living in student/rented accommodation/ your own home During TERM TIME £1,000 £4,395 £2,324 anywhere in England (UK for medical and dental students) and living with your parents During TERM TIME £1,000 £3,351 £1,744 *Nursing and Midwifery
  • 11. Brighton package Tuition fees* Paid in full by SHA SHA Non-means tested allowance Up to £2,808 Reduced maintenance loan £2,324 £1,744 (living in parental home) Allowance paid in twelve monthly instalments •£195.50 per month if living at parental home •£234.10 per month if living elsewhere Paramedic Practice • Allowance restricted to UK students • Additional allowances for disabled students, care leavers, students with adult/child dependants • *Island students will pay fee. Contact States Education Department for information on grant/loan entitlement
  • 12. Higher level of contact hours than most courses. Part-time work can increase income, but should be balanced against heavy workload 15 hours @ £6.50 per hour = £97.50 4 clinical days per week throughout summer Weekly income for Nursing – 45 week course Living outside London and away from parental home Non- means tested grant Means- tested bursary Non- means tested maintenan ce loan Total Weekly income With full bursary £1,000 £4,395 £2,324 £7,719 £171 Not eligible for means tested bursary £1,000 £2,324 £3,324 £74 Weekly Income for Paramedic Practice – 45 Weeks Non-means tested allowance per annum Reduced maintenance loan Total Weekly income £2808 £2,324 £5,132 £114 Additional £82 bursary for additional weeks
  • 13. Weekly outgoings Living in Halls £ Living off campus £ Rent 123 -150 85-115 Utilities 0 8 Phone 2 - 7 2 - 7 TV licence 0-4 4 Contents insurance 0 2 Food, domestic items 10-40 30 - 40 Travel 0-15 0-15 Clothing 5 - 10 5 - 10 Laundry 2 - 5 2 - 5 Study materials 5 5 Entertainment 10-100 10-100 Totals £177 - 336 £153-311 Average weekly cost of living: Brighton - £210 Eastbourne - £190 The cost of living
  • 14. Applying for funding • Nursing: • Apply to NHS for fees, £1,000 grant and NHS bursary • Apply to Student Finance England for reduced rate maintenance loan • Paramedic Practice: • Apply to NHS for fees and means-tested allowance • Apply to Student Finance, England for reduced rate maintenance loan Enrol in person at beginning of autumn term • University confirms that student has enrolled • Money transferred to student bank account by BACS • Paid in termly instalments
  • 15. Student loans DO NOT go on credit files Rate of interest: • RPI plus 3% whilst studying • RPI under £21,000 • RPI plus up to 3% between £21,000 and £41,000 • RPI plus 3% above £41,000 Debt cleared after 30 years Early repayments - no penalties Repayments Annual Income Before Tax Graduates, Current & 11-12 entrants 2012-13 entrants Annual Monthly Annual Monthly £15,000 £0 £0 £0 £0 £16,000 £90 £7.50 £0 £0 £21,000 £540 £45 £0 £0 £22,000 £630 £52.50 £90 £7.50 £24,000 £810 £67.50 £270 £22.50 £30,000 £1,350 £112.50 £810 £67.50 £35,000 £1,800 £150 £1,260 £105 £40,000 £2,250 £187.50 £1,710 £142.50 £45,000 £2,700 £225 £2,160 £180 £50,000 £3,150 £262.50 £2,610 £217.50 Source: National Association of Student Money Advisers
  • 16. Useful websites • www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students • NHS bursary entitlement: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Documents/Students/FAQ_7_0612.pdf • Student bursary Calculator: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/3576.aspx • Information on funding for part-time courses: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/Documents/Students/FAQ_18_0612.pdf • www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk • www.direct.gov.uk/student finance • www.brighton.ac.uk/money
  • 17. Provides students with advice and support whatever their accommodation choices Halls of residence UniHomes Private Sector Homestay Accommodation Service
  • 18. Halls of residence in four Brighton locations
  • 19. Halls of Residence in Brighton • 4 halls in sites across the city • Over 1600 rooms in Brighton– 700 catered • Wardens at Varley, Phoenix and Moulsecoomb Place • 24 hour staff cover at Falmer • 2013 entry rents range from £120 - £159 per week • Phoenix Halls – self-catered:- £135 • Varley Park: – self-catered, shared bathroom: £120; catered, en-suite: £159 • 39 week contract (except Great Wilkins – 50 weeks also available) • Free insurance, communal laundry facilities • Free internet access
  • 20. Applying for halls • Invitation to apply for Accommodation sent by e-mail to all offer holders – Copy of Finding a Home Guide sent by post • Halls allocation policy • Guaranteed offers for students with certain disabilities and medical conditions • To be eligible for consideration for halls, first years should • Apply to the university by the UCAS deadline • Make Brighton their firm choice • Apply for halls by the deadline – mid-June • Demand outstrips supply, halls places can not be guaranteed • Places are allocated in the summer
  • 21. Living in the private sector • House hunting events organised in August and September • Tailored advice and assistance from the Accommodation Office Unihomes • private rented accommodation managed by the university • Circa 100 rooms available for first year students in Brighton in 2013 (£87 - £120 pw) Private rented sector • yourstudentpad.co.uk database of university-registered landlords • Advice and assistance in finding private rented accommodation from the accommodation office • One bed flat average of £135 • Room in 4 bed shared house average of £92
  • 22. Any questions? Falmer open day 14th June 2013 Useful websites: www.brighton.ac.uk/accommodation www.yourstudentpad.co.uk