2014 entry: education Falmer June 2013

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  • 2014 entry: education Falmer June 2013

    1. 1. Studying at the University of Brighton Penny Edwards Student Recruitment Manager
    2. 2. Presentation outline • Introduction to the University and the School of Education • Admissions process and application statistics • The student experience in Brighton • Student funding • Accommodation for students in Brighton
    3. 3. 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 – top modern university at the last RAE • Financially stable • 16th most applied to university in the UK in 2012 – average of 7 applicants per place
    4. 4. The School of Education • One of the largest providers of teacher education • Undergraduate and PGCE routes • Outstanding • Strong research profile
    5. 5. Admissions process • Equal consideration for all forms received by UCAS deadline of 15th January • Devolved administration • Decisions made by academic staff • Selection for interview from UCAS form • Academic qualifications • Commitment to teaching for QTS courses • Interviews: November 2013 through to Spring 2014 • Involvement from partner schools
    6. 6. Admissions statistics Course 2013 applications Places available Applications per place Education 140 57 2.5 English Education with QTS (7 – 14) 56 16 3.5 Maths Education with QTS (7-14) 42 15 3 Primary Education with QTS (3-7) 497 52 9.5 Primary Education with QTS (5-11) 1,147 105 11
    7. 7. Career planning incorporated into the curriculum • Career planning and employability skills portfolio ensures reflective practice and independent thinking • Opportunities for paid employment assisting with the implementation of widening access projects and promotional activities • Award winning initiatives using employment networks: • @ctive student • Momentum mentoring scheme • BeePurple entrepreneurship programme • 90% of graduates in employment, further study or training within 6 months of graduation • Careers Service in regular contact with over 1,800 businesses and organisations • Continued support for alumni through BGA
    8. 8. The Brighton Student experience • Cultural and creative environment  Partnerships with Brighton’s international festivals  Vibrant and cosmopolitan • student friendly/laid back atmosphere – the city is the students’ union • something for everyone • Excellent opportunities for part-time work
    9. 9. Student funding and fee arrangements: key facts • Tuition fees do not have to be paid up front whilst studying, full or part-time • Tuition fees and maintenance loans available – repayments based on 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 our range of bursaries and the Student Support Fund, in addition to academic merit and sports scholarships
    10. 10. Student type Tuition fee UK/EU £9,000 Island* £9,000 International £10,500 International lab-based £12,500 Students on placement £750 2013 figures Tuition fee covers all mandatory costs, e.g. field trips for required modules but not costs incurred for optional modules and activities Tuition fees at Brighton • First-time UK and EU students are eligible for loans to cover the full cost of their tuition fees whilst they study • Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increase • *Island students should contact States Finance for information on grant/loan entitlement
    11. 11. Maintenance grants available for UK students with family income below £42,611 Living Cost loan dependent on income Max. living at home: £4,375 Max. Studying outside London: £5,500 Max. studying in London: £7,675 Government funding for full-time UK undergraduates 2013 entry Household income Living away from home and studying outside London Package of support for 2013/14 Maintenance Loan Non repayable Maintenance Grant Total £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 (minimum grant) £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 £3,788 Over £62,125 £3,575 £0 £3,575
    12. 12. NB: students from lower income families may also be eligible for university bursaries – maximum cash payout of £1,000 per year, fee discounts may also be available Examples of possible weekly term-time income - based on 39 week accommodation contract period Household income £ 25,000 £ 30,000 £ 40,000 £ 50,000 £ 62,125 plus Maintenance grant 3,354 2,416 540 Nil Nil Student loan for maintenance 3,823 4,292 5,230 4,788 3,575 Part-time work £6.50 x 15 hrs/pw = £97.50 pw 3,802 3,802 3,802 3,802 3,802 Total 10,979 10,510 9,572 8,590 7,377 Weekly income 39 weeks 281 269 245 220 189
    13. 13. Weekly outgoings Living in Halls £ Living off campus £ Rent 120 -150 75-115 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 - 20 5 - 20 Entertainment 10-100 10-100 Totals £174 - 351 £143-326 Average weekly cost of living: Brighton - £210 The cost of living
    14. 14. Applying for funding Student Finance England • One application to assess eligibility for grants, loans and university bursaries • Student Passport Number for identification • – Household income confirmation - NI number and income identified on last P60 • Apply spring of entry year – one of 5 choices if not yet firm • Deadline – end of May to guarantee money available for start of term Enrol 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
    15. 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. 16. Accommodation Service Provides students with advice and support whatever their accommodation choices •Halls of residence •UniHomes •Private Sector
    17. 17. Halls of residence in four Brighton locations
    18. 18. 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
    19. 19. Applying for halls • Application packs sent out to all offer holders 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 – 20 June • Demand outstrips supply, halls places can not be guaranteed • Places are allocated in the summer
    20. 20. Living in the private sector • House hunting events organised by the Accommodation team in August and September • Facebook or Studentpad database of university-registered landlords • Unihomes – Over 200 rooms available - private rented accommodation managed by the university. • Advice and assistance from the accommodation office • Typical Brighton rents - £85 - £95 per week, plentiful student housing
    21. 21. 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
    22. 22. Any questions

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