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Falmer open day: NHS student funding and accommodation

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Presentation given at Falmer open day 26 October 2013, about student funding for NHS courses and accommodation.

Presentation given at Falmer open day 26 October 2013, about student funding for NHS courses and accommodation.


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    • 1. NHS Student Funding and Accommodation in Brighton Falmer campus open day Saturday 26th October 2013 Penny Edwards Student Recruitment Manager
    • 2. All these issues and more are fully covered in the University of Brighton Guide
    • 3. Student funding for NHS courses Contract with Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS)
    • 4. Fees and funding for NHS funded courses • NHS Fees bursary for UK and EU students • Further funding support from NHS for UK students • Non-means tested £1,000 grant • Means-tested full bursary • UK Students are also eligible for reduced student maintenance loan from Student Loans Company • Students are not eligible for university bursaries, but will be eligible for academic merit scholarships and university hardship funds • Additional support for Disabled students • Additional income assessed allowances are available: • For students with dependant adults and/or children • For help with practice/placement travel/accommodation costs NB: EU students with 3 years residency in the UK are eligible for the same allowances as UK students
    • 5. All students eligible for £1,000 grant NHS funded – 45 weeks* 2013 entry figures 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 Maintenance loan reduced to £1,811 in final year £2,324 1% proposed increase to maintenance loan for 2014 anywhere in England (UK for medical and dental students) and living with your parents During TERM TIME *Nursing and Midwifery £1,000 £3,351 £1,744
    • 6. Funding for Nursing and Midwifery students per annum Household Income (before tax) <£25000 £30000 £35000 £40000 £45000 £50000 £55000 £60000 >£65000 Non-Income Assessed grant Means –tested bursary Non meanstested loan Total support available £1000 £4,395 £2,324 £7,719 £1000 £3,748 £2,324 £7,072 £1000 £3,222 £2,324 £6,546 £1000 £2,696 £2,324 £6,020 Living outside London, away from home with no dependants 1% proposed increase to maintenance loan £1000 £2,169 £2,324 £5,493 £1000 £1,643 £2,324 £4,967 £1000 £1,117 £2,324 £4,441 £1000 £590 £2,324 £3,914 £1000 0 £2,324 £3,324 from 2014
    • 7. £82.00 per week for each extra week Weekly income for Nursing and Midwifery – 45 week course Living outside London and away from parental home Nonmeans tested grant With full bursary £1,000 Not eligible for means tested bursary £1,000 Meanstested bursary £4,395 Nonmeans tested maintenan ce loan Total Weekly income £2,324 £7,719 £171 £2,324 £3,324 £74 Higher level of contact hours than most courses. Part-time work can increase income, but should be balanced against heavy workload 4 clinical days per week throughout summer 15 hours @ £6.50 per hour = £97.50
    • 8. The cost of living Weekly outgoings Living in Halls £ Living off campus £ Rent 120 -150 75-115 Utilities 0 8 Average weekly cost of living: Phone 2-7 2-7 Brighton - £210 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 £174 - 336 £143-311
    • 9. Applying for funding • Apply to NHS for fees, £1,000 grant and NHS bursary • Two original documents to confirm identity, one must include a photograph – normally birth certificate and a valid passport • Apply to Student Finance England for reduced rate maintenance loan • Passport No. to confirm identity Enrol in person at beginning of autumn term • University confirms that student has enrolled • Money transferred to student bank account by BACS • NHS bursary paid monthly • Maintenance loan paid in termly instalments
    • 10. Maintenance loan repayments Income from which 9% is deducted Monthly Repayment (Approx) £21,000 £0 £0 £25,000 £4,000 £9,000 Rate of interest: £30 £30,000 Student loans DO NOT go on credit files £67 Income each year before tax £14,000 £105 £40,000 £19,000 £142 £45,000 £24,000 £180 £50,000 £29,000 £217 £60,000 £39,000 £292 Source: Student Finance England RPI plus 3% whilst studying • RPI under £21,000 • RPI plus up to 3% between £21,000 and £41,000 • £35,000 • RPI plus 3% above £41,000 Debt cleared after 30 years Early repayments - no penalties
    • 11. 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.gov.uk/student finance • www.brighton.ac.uk/money
    • 12. Accommodation Service Provides students with advice and support whatever their accommodation choices Halls of residence UniHomes Private Sector Homestay
    • 13. Halls of residence in four Brighton locations
    • 14. Halls of Residence in Brighton • 4 halls in sites across the city • Total of 1,663 places – over two thirds are en-suite • Residential Advisers at Varley, Phoenix and Moulsecoomb Place • 24 hour staff cover at Falmer • Catered halls: £138 - £159 per week • Self-catered halls: £120 - £135 per week • Moulsecoomb Place – Catered - £145 per week • Paddock Fields – Catered: £150; self-catered: £125 • Premium self-catered Halls in ‘Hub’ at Varley - £150 per week • 39 week contract; Great Wilkins, Falmer – 50 weeks • Free insurance, communal laundry facilities • Internet Access included in rent
    • 15. Applying for halls • Invitation to apply for Accommodation sent by e.mail – from February • University Offer pack details Accommodation options available • Halls allocation policy • Guaranteed offers for students with certain disabilities and medical conditions • To be eligible for consideration for halls, first years should • • • • Make Brighton their firm choice Apply for halls by the deadline Demand outstrips supply, halls places can not be guaranteed Places are allocated in the summer
    • 16. Falmer Open Day – 26th October 2013 Any questions? Useful websites: www.brighton.ac.uk/accommodation www.yourstudentpad.co.uk
    • 17. Social Work funding • Funding for Social Work courses changed from 2013 • Full tuition fee charged to students – tuition fee loan from SFE • Students eligible for maintenance loan from SFE • No NHS bursary in Year 1 • Limited number of NHS bursaries for years 2/3 • Students may also be eligible for University bursaries