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Applying to University and Finance presentation from University of Surrey Open Days 2013.

Applying to University and Finance presentation from University of Surrey Open Days 2013.


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  • 1. Applying through UCAS Student Finance Presented by Amanda Hargreaves UK Student Recruitment Officer
  • 2. The UCAS System • Central online applications service • The only method of entry to UK degree programmes • Can apply to up to five universities/courses with one application • Choice restrictions: – Medicine, Veterinary, Dentistry – max 4 choices – Oxford or Cambridge
  • 3. YEAR PRIOR TO STUDY MAR APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC YEAR STUDY COMMENCES JAN FEB MAR APRIL MAY RESEARCH & VISIT MAKE FIVE FINAL CHOICES 1st September submit application 15th October deadline Interviews/admission days Offers 15th January deadline Interviews/admission days Offers DECLARE 1 FIRM CHOICE KEEP INSURANCE CHOICE JUNE JULY AUG RESULTS CONFIRMATION SEPT OCT ARRIVE
  • 4. Applying • 2014 entry will open on September 1st 2013 • The student must complete the following sections: • Personal Details • Additional Information (UK applicants only) • Student Finance • Choices • Education • Employment • Personal Statement • A member of staff at school / college must complete the reference
  • 5. E-Mail Addresses •ilovechemistry@googlemail.... •my_fish_just_died@hotmail.... •totallyrandomgirl@yahoo... •hugmeimirish@hotmail.... •towie4eva@btinternet.... •babewithbrains94@orange.... •rumandcoke@hotmail.... •ull_neva_walk_alone@yahoo..... •massive_jls_fan@googlemail... •crazybird1993@btinternet... •someonepleaseloveme@hotmail...
  • 6. The UCAS Form • Personal statement – Your course choice will tell us that you want to study that subject, but not why – this is your chance! – Overall impression of the student – Most universities do not interview for many of their courses – Helps to persuade an admissions tutor to offer you a place
  • 7. The UCAS Form Personal Statement – 600 words approximately
  • 8. It’s as simple as A, B, C… Action Benefit Course Relevance
  • 9. A, B, C… Business Management Action: I play football twice a week. My team often enters local tournaments and I am the team captain Benefit: Team work, dedication, leadership skills, competitive drive Course Relevance: Examples of two vital skills in business: competitiveness and enthusiasm. Leadership skills are essential for success in Business Management and lead to strong skills in project management, presentation, and managing other staff Psychology Action: I have volunteered at a primary school as a part-time classroom assistant for two years Benefit: Close regular contact with children over a reasonable period of time, classroom management, interaction with parents Course Relevance: Excellent for developmental psychology modules, child psychology, family issues, basic understanding of how some special needs affect the learning process. Could have sparked the passion for studying psychology
  • 10. 2013 Entry Tuition Fees • Home/EU UG programmes are up to £9,000 a year – International students will have varying tuition fees – Varying fee for Professional Training Year, Year in Industry, Sandwich Year • NHS funded programmes do not incur tuition fees • www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students
  • 11. Financial Support for 2013 entry Loans repayable after graduation • Tuition Fee Loan - UK/EU • Maintenance Loan ‘Grants’ • • • • non-repayable Maintenance Grant Bursaries and scholarships Disabled Student Allowance Others…
  • 12. Helping you understand loans Students can take a ‘Tuition Fee Loan’ from Student Finance England regardless of household income The amount available is up to the level of fees The money will be paid directly to the university
  • 13. Helping you understand loans All students can take a ‘Maintenance Loan’ from Student Finance England This is paid into the student’s bank account The amount available varies: Place of study Household Income Place of living
  • 14. Maintenance Loans 65% not 35% means means tested tested Max amount London £5,038 £2,712 £7,751 Elsewhere £3,610 £1,944 £5,555 Live at home £2,871 £1,546 £4,418
  • 15. Maintenance Grants Some students can receive a ‘Maintenance Grant’ •This is means tested, and is aimed at students from low income households • If your household income is up for £42,875 you may be entitled to a grant • The maximum available is £3,387 for household incomes of up to £25,000 a year •This is paid directly to the student’s bank account
  • 16. Total Maintenance Support So how much financial support will students actually receive from Student Finance England? This depends upon whether you wish to have your household income assessed If you do, then it depends upon what the household income is
  • 17. Examples of Finance
  • 18. Upon Graduation Fee Loan Maintenance Loan Student Loan
  • 19. Student Loan Repayment 2013 • Current RPI is 3.1% (as of July 2013) • Any outstanding loan will be written off after 30 years No penalty for early repayment
  • 20. Student Loan Repayment Examples • Automatically deducted from salary through PAYE • Payback rate is 9% (at present) of earnings above £21,000 in the UK If you move overseas the payback threshold is adjusted according to cost of living in that country Salary Amount of salary from which 9% will be deducted Monthly repayment £25,000 £4,000 £30.00 £30,000 £9,000 £67.50 £35,000 £14,000 £105.00 £40,000 £19,000 £142.50 £45,000 £24,000 £180.00 £50,000 £29,000 £217.50 £55,000 £34,000 £255.00 £60,000 £39,000 £292.50
  • 21. Applying for Financial Support • Applications for finance will open early 2014 for Sept 2014 entry • Financial entitlement calculator www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator • Universities have means tested bursaries available, if you think you may be entitled to a bursary, please “share your information” with the universities on the finance form
  • 22. University of Surrey Support for 2013 entry Bursary Household income Level 1 Level 2 £30,000 £25,001 £1,500 support £500 cash bursary + £1,000 fee waiver £1,500 support £500 cash bursary + £1,000 fee waiver £25,000 £0 £3,000 support – £1,000 cash bursary + £2,000 fee waiver OR £3,000 university accommodation discount £3,000 support – £1,000 cash bursary + £2,000 fee waiver PTY Level 3 Total support N/A £1,500 support £500 cash bursary + £1,000 fee waiver £4,500 (£1,500 cash bursary + £3,000 fee waiver Fee waiver in full (£1,050) £3,000 support – £1,000 cash bursary + £2,000 fee waiver £10,050 (£3,000 cash bursary + £7,050 fee waiver inc PTY)
  • 23. University of Surrey Support in 2013 The Chancellor’s Scholarship • £3,000 cash award in year 1 plus free Surrey Sports Park membership for the duration of studies • Open to all (except NHS funded) students who select Surrey as their Firm choice and achieve the following qualifications: – – – – – – A*AA OR A*A*B at A-level 37 IB points D3, D3, D3 in principal subjects of the Cambridge Pre-U D*DD in BTEC QCF Extended Diploma AAA Scottish Advanced Highers AAAAAA Irish Highers
  • 24. University of Surrey Support in 2013 Sports Scholarship • • • • £3,000 per year plus free Surrey Sports Park membership: Max of £1,000 cash award Remainder to be used towards University services and Sports Performance Services tailored to your individual sporting needs. Open to all students meeting entry requirements and maintaining academic standards throughout studies: “Be an internationally recognised athlete in a sport that is recognised by BUCS, UK Sport and Sport England or be on a NGB performance pathway programme.”
  • 25. University of Surrey Support in 2013 NHS Chancellor’s Scheme • £1,000 cash award in year 1 plus free Surrey Sports Park membership for the duration of studies • Open to NHS funded students who select Surrey as their Firm choice and achieve the following qualifications: – A*AA OR A*A*B at A-level – 37 IB points – D3, D3, D3 in principal subjects of the Cambridge Pre-U – D*DD in BTEC QCF Extended Diploma – AAA Scottish Advanced Highers – AAAAAA Irish Highers
  • 26. Average Student Spending Per Week @ Surrey Accommodation £94 Toiletries £5 Laundry £5 Phones £10 Stationery / Photocopying £5 Local travel £10 Food £30 Sports / Societies Socialising 38 x £199 = £7,562 Clothing TOTAL: £5 £25 £10 £199
  • 27. Part-Time Work • Term-time (recommended maximum - 15 hours per week) • On Campus - Students’ Union - shops/bars/events - Help out with Open Days - Student Ambassadors - Department work • Off Campus/ In Town - Transfer your job from home - Seasonal work - UniTemps • Professional Training Year
  • 28. Grab ‘em
  • 29. Thank you and good luck. Presented by Amanda Hargreaves UK Student Recruitment Officer T: 01483 683046 study@surrey.ac.uk