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Introduction to studying humanities subjects at the University of Brighton.

Introduction to studying humanities subjects at the University of Brighton.

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  • Professional approach provides work-related contextCareer Planning Agreement and Personal Development Planning encourage students to take responsibility for own learning pathway

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  • Studying at the University ofBrighton: HumanitiesPenny EdwardsStudent Recruitment Manager
  • Presentation outline• Introduction to the University• Courses covered today• Admissions and selection process• Student funding and tuition fees• Accommodation for students in Brighton
  • The University• Long tradition of delivering HE• Benefits of large university (22,000 students)• split-campuses deliver a personal experience• Student support service based at each campus• Internationally leading research – art and design research rated amongststrongest in the country• Financially stable• 16th most applied to university in the UK in 2012 – average of 7applicants per place View slide
  • Career planning incorporated into the curriculum• Career planning and employability skills portfolio ensures reflectivepractice and independent thinking• Award winning initiatives using employment networks:• @ctive student• Momentum mentoring scheme• BeePurple entrepreneurship programme• 90% of graduates in employment, further study or training within 6months of graduation• Careers Service in regular contact with over 1,800 businesses andorganisations• Continued support for alumni through BGA View slide
  • Creative courses based at Grand Parade:• Three year BA (Hons)/Four year MDes: option ofundertaking course with work placement(s) resulting in anintegrated masters-level qualification.• Design and Craft• Design Futures• Fashion and Textiles• Graphic Design and Illustration• Three Year BA(Hons)• Fine Art – CFAP and Painting, Printmaking or Sculpture• Performance and Visual Art• Photography and Moving Image• Digital Music and Sound Arts
  • Humanities History of Art and Design• Globalisation: History, Politics,Culture• History, Literature and Culture• Humanities• Humanities: War, Conflict,Modernity• Philosophy, Politics and Ethics• Fashion and Dress History• History of Art and Design• History of Decorative Arts andCrafts• History of Design• Museum and Heritage Studies• Visual Culture• Degree show exhibition inPavilion ParadeCourses at Pavilion Parade
  • Admissions process• Equal consideration for all forms received by UCASdeadline of 15th January• Devolved administration• Decisions made by academic staff• Selection for interview from UCAS form• Academic qualifications• Commitment to subject area• Interviews: November 2013 through to Spring 2014
  • The Brighton Student experience• Cultural and creative environment Partnerships with Brighton’s internationalfestivals Vibrant and cosmopolitan• student friendly/laid back atmosphere – the city isthe students’ union• something for everyone• Excellent opportunities for part-time work
  • Student funding and fee arrangements: key facts• Tuition fees do not have to be paid up front whilst studying, full orpart-time• Tuition fees and maintenance loans available – repayments basedon what students earn, not what they owe• Maintenance grants up to £3,354 will be available - £25,001 -£42,611 – partial grant• Disabled Student Allowance• Additional help available for students in specific circumstances• Further financial help from the University of Brighton through ourrange of bursaries and the Student Support Fund, in addition toacademic merit and sports scholarships
  • Student type Tuition feeUK/EU £9,000Island* £9,000International £10,500International lab-based £12,500Students on placement £7502013 figuresTuition fee coversall mandatorycosts, e.g. fieldtrips for requiredmodules but notcosts incurred foroptional modulesand activitiesTuition fees at Brighton• First-time UK and EU students are eligible for loans tocover the full cost of their tuition fees whilst they study• Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increase• *Island students should contact States Finance forinformation on grant/loan entitlement
  • Maintenancegrants availablefor UK studentswith familyincome below£42,611Living Cost loandependent onincomeMax. living athome: £4,375Max. Studyingoutside London:£5,500Max. studying inLondon: £7,675Government funding for full-time UKundergraduates 2013 entryHouseholdincomeLiving away from home and studyingoutside LondonPackage of support for 2013/14MaintenanceLoanNon repayableMaintenanceGrantTotal£25,000 or less £3,823 £3,354 £7,177£30,000 £4,292 £2,416 £6,708£35,000 £4,761 £1,478 £6,239£40,000 £5,230 £540 £5,770£42,600 £5,457 £50 (minimumgrant)£5,525£42,875 £5,500 £0 £5,500£45,000 £5,288 £0 £5,288£50,000 £4,788 £0 £4,788£55,000 £4,288 £0 £4,288£60,000 £3,788 £0 £3,788Over £62,125 £3,575 £0 £3,575
  • NB: studentsfrom lowerincome familiesmay also beeligible foruniversitybursaries –maximum cashpayout of £1,000per year, feediscounts mayalso be availableExamples of possible weekly term-timeincome - based on 39 week accommodationcontract periodHouseholdincome£25,000£30,000£40,000£50,000£62,125plusMaintenancegrant3,354 2,416 540 Nil NilStudent loan formaintenance3,823 4,292 5,230 4,788 3,575Part-time work£6.50 x 15 hrs/pw= £97.50 pw3,802 3,802 3,802 3,802 3,802Total 10,979 10,510 9,572 8,590 7,377Weekly income39 weeks281 269 245 220 189
  • Weekly outgoings Living in Halls£Living off campus£Rent 120 -150 75-115Utilities 0 8Phone 2 - 7 2 - 7TV licence 0-4 4Contentsinsurance0 2Food, domesticitems10-40 30 - 40Travel 0-15 0-15Clothing 5 - 10 5 - 10Laundry 2 - 5 2 - 5Study materials 5 - 20 5 - 20Entertainment 10-100 10-100Totals £174 - 351 £143-326Average weeklycost of living:Brighton - £210The cost of living
  • Applying for fundingStudent Finance England• One application to assess eligibility for grants, loans and universitybursaries• Student Passport Number for identification• – Household income confirmation - NI number and income identified onlast P60• Apply spring of entry year – one of 5 choices if not yet firm• Deadline – end of May to guarantee money available for start oftermEnrol in person at beginning of autumn term• University confirms that student has enrolled• Money transferred to student bank account via BACS• Paid in termly instalments
  • Student loans DONOT go on creditfilesRate of interest:• RPI plus 3%whilst studying• RPI under£21,000• RPI plus up to3% between£21,000 and£41,000• RPI plus 3%above£41,000Debt cleared after30 yearsEarly repayments- no penaltiesRepaymentsAnnualIncomeBefore TaxGraduates, Current &11-12 entrants2012-13 entrantsAnnual 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 £217.50Source: National Association of Student Money Advisers
  • AccommodationServiceProvides studentswith advice andsupport whatevertheir accommodationchoices•Halls of residence•UniHomes•Private Sector
  • Halls ofresidence in fourBrightonlocations
  • 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
  • Applying for halls• Application packs sent out to all offer holdersHalls allocation policy• Guaranteed offers for students with certain disabilitiesand medical conditions• To be eligible for consideration for halls, first yearsshould• Apply to the university by the UCAS deadline• Make Brighton their firm choice• Apply for halls by the deadline – 20 June• Demand outstrips supply, halls places can not beguaranteed• Places are allocated in the summer
  • Living in the private sector• House hunting events organised by the Accommodation team inAugust and September• Facebook or Studentpad database of university-registeredlandlords• Unihomes – Over 200 rooms available - private rentedaccommodation managed by the university.• Advice and assistance from the accommodation office• Typical Brighton rents - £85 - £95 per week, plentiful studenthousing
  • Useful websites• www.brighton.ac.uk• www.brighton.ac.uk/accommodation• yourstudentpad.co.uk• www.gov.uk/studentfinance• www.gov.uk/studentfinancecalculator• bursarymap.gov.uk• http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/student-loans-tuition-fees-changes
  • Any questions