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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
  • . The Centre for Research in Memory, History and Narratives brings together a number of disciplines and includes academics interested in narrative theory, literary studies and life-writing. Literature specialisms include: early modern feminist writings, gender and drama, postcolonial writings, women’s writing and feminist theory, non-canonical and working-class literatures, cultural representations of identity, diversity and alienation.Following campus tour students will take you to the venue for your subject session
  • Average of 6 applications per place across the courses:English Literature: 342 apps for 50 places – 7 per placeEnglish Language: 57 apps for 14 places (not published in prospectus)English Lang and Lit: 149 apps for 25 places – 6 per placeEnglish Lang and Linguistics 188 apps for 20 places – 9.5 per placeEnglish Lang and Miedia 105 apps for 25 places – 4 per placeMedia and English Lit 86 apps for 18 places – 5 per placeFilm and Screen Studies 187 apps for 27 places – 7 per place

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  • 1. Falmer campus open day School of Humanities Friday 14th June, 2013 Welcome
  • 2. Studying at the University of Brighton Penny Edwards Student Recruitment Manager
  • 3. Presentation outline • Introduction to the University and the School of Humanities • Courses covered today • Admissions and selection process • Student funding and tuition fees • Accommodation for students in Brighton
  • 4. 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 last RAE • Financially stable • 16th most applied to university in the UK in 2012 – average of 7 applicants per place
  • 5. Career planning incorporated into the curriculum • Career planning and employability skills portfolio ensures reflective practice 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 6 months of graduation • Careers Service in regular contact with over 1,800 businesses and organisations • Continued support for alumni through BGA
  • 6. School of Humanities at Falmer campus • Strong record of publications and research, e.g. • Centre for research in Memory, History and Narratives • History and theory of literature • Philosophy of language (semantics-pragmatics interface) and contrastive linguistics • Natural’, non-linguistic properties of utterances • Commenting practices on online news sites • Teaching Excellence Awards • Single and joint honours programmes • English Literature • English Language • English Language and English Literature, Linguistics or Media • Media and English Literature • Film and Screen Studies
  • 7. Admissions process • Equal consideration for all forms received by UCAS deadline of 15th January • 2013 entry: 927 applications for 152 places for Humanities courses based at Falmer • English Literature: 7 applicants per place • English Language & Linguistics: 9.5 applicants per place • Film and Screen Studies: 7 applicants per place • Media & English Literature: 5 applicants per place • Devolved administration: decisions made by academic staff based on information provided in the UCAS form • Academic qualifications • Commitment to subject area • Admissions days: February – April 2014
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Accommodation Service Provides students with advice and support whatever their accommodation choices •Halls of residence •UniHomes •Private Sector
  • 17. Halls of residence in four Brighton locations
  • 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. 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. Living in the private sector • House hunting events organised in August and September • Tailored advice and assistance from the Accommodation Office • Unihomes • Primate rented accommodation managed by the University – 39 – 45 week contracts • Circa 100 rooms available for first year students in Brighton in 2013 (£87 - £120 per week, inclusive of bills and internet) • Private rented sector • Yourstudentpad.co.uk database of university registered landlords • One bed flat average of £135 • Room in 4 bed house average of £92
  • 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. Any questions