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Message from the PrincipalThank you for considering Bournville College for your Higher Education. We hopethat you will join hundreds of students who choose us every year as a route toachieving their dreams, without breaking the bank.By studying at Bournville College, you will benefit from:• A stunning state-of-the-art £66 million campus• Excellent location, with good transport links and parking• Supportive and friendly tutors, with a wealth of academic and professional experience• Smaller group sizes and closer personal support• Specialist facilities for Higher Education students• Affordable fees and financial supportWe know that committing to study at a higher level is sometimes a difficult decision to make. That’s why our staff are with you every step of the way. Just take a look at what some of our students say – we hope that you will share their success in a few years!This folder contains plenty of information regarding your chosen course and the support you will receive.However, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0121 477 1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.My colleagues and I look forward to welcoming you to Bournville College.Norman M CavePrincipal
FacilitiesOur new campus is one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the country. It was purposelybuilt to meet the needs of a modern student, offering you an environment which reflects industrystandards, giving your career the best possible platform for success.Learning ZoneWe recognise that everyone learns in different ways, which is why our Learning Zone has been designedto accommodate every learning style. Features include:• An informal study area with over 100 laptops and mobile learning devices available• Over 200 computer stations• Hundreds of books, journals and online learning materials• Seminar rooms, ideal for group projects• Quiet study zone• 40-seat cinema with surround sound and 3D technologyHigher Education CentreAll higher education students are based in our dedicated higher education centre, giving you anopportunity to mix with like-minded people. The resources available in the centre are specifically chosento meet the needs of higher education students.
Student supportEvery student at Bournville College is treated as an individual and that includes providing individualsupport tailored to their needs. You will be assigned a personal tutor at the start of your course. This person will give you one-to-one support and encouragement throughout your studies as well as point you in the right direction if you need further support and advice.You can access a wide network of support at the College, for example:• Careers advice• Counselling• Financial support and welfare advice• Reasonable adjustments for learners with disabilities and assistance with co-ordinating externally funded supportMuch more than a place to studyWhen you join us, you get much more than a learning experience. There is a whole range of extra-curricular activities to ensure you get the most out of your time with us. We have a dedicatedStudent Activities Team who organise and manage a calendar of social events which you’re welcome to participate in.During stressful times, you can treat yourself at Urban Serenity beauty salon or Urban Elegance hair salon, where qualified staff will help you melt your cares away. Urban Flavours restaurant offerscontemporary dining which is perfect for those special moments worth celebrating. Our on-site gym, Urban Fitness, features over 70 exercise stations, a steam room and a sauna and is available to Bournville students at a discounted price.
Student financeNote – information in this section applies to UK residents only – international students should contact the International Office on +44 (0) 121 477 1600 or email@example.com.University tuition fees Vs College tuition feesFrom September 2012, UK universities and colleges can charge students from England:• up to £9,000 a year for new full-time students• up to £6,750 a year for new part-time studentsFull-time students have to pay back any loans plus interest once they leave their course and start earningmore than £21,000 a year. Part-time students who earn over £21,000 a year have to start paying backtheir loans after four years, even if their course hasn’t finished.By coming to study a higher education course at Bournville College, you will be able to avoid increaseduniversity fees as described above. We pride ourselves on being able to offer lower tuition fees on ourhigher education courses, making higher education a much more affordable study option for manypeople. Our tuition fees range from course to course – please ask us about the tuition fee of the course ofyour choice when you enquire.Financial helpTo cover the costs of studying with us, you can apply for:• a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees in full• a Maintenance Loan for living costs like rent (full-time students only)• a Maintenance Grant (depending on the level of household income - full-time students only)• extra financial help if you have a disability or children or adults depending on youOnly full-time students can get Maintenance Loans and Maintenance Grants for their living costs.New part-time students are able to apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition in full. For thefirst time part-time students (provided it’s their first degree and they’re studying at least 25% of a full timecourse) will no longer need to find the cash up front as they’ll be eligible for tuition fee loans on exactly thesame basis as full-time students (part-time students won’t be eligible for maintenance loans or grants).Students with disabilities requiring additional learning support will need to apply for the Disabled Students’Allowance via Student Finance England.How to apply for the financial helpYou will need to apply online via Student Finance England or you can contact them for an applicationform. Any grants and loans for living costs will be paid directly into your bank or building society account,usually in three instalments.You do not need to wait until you receive an offer of a place before you apply for financial support. Please be aware that in order to be eligible for funding, you must apply within nine months of commencingyour course.Find out what you’re entitled to and get a personalised quote online by using the online student financecalculator. To use the calculator, go to www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinancecalculator.Further information can be obtained from www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance and from BournvilleCollege’s Welfare Advisor available on 0121 477 1306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student testimonialsYi Ni FanHND BusinessHighlight:I particularly enjoyed group work and classroom activities. They gaveus a great opportunity to share our views and opinions on a particularsubject. As an international student, I always felt very welcome atBournville College. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my course. Teachers were alwayshelpful and didn’t hesitate to lend a helping hand whenneeded. I am confident that I’m now fully equipped withbusiness knowledge which will enable me progress mystudies to a university levelGeoff BruntCMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and ManagementHighlight:Career promotion to become the Terminal Maintenance Manager at Birmingham Airport CMI Diploma in Leadership & Management Diploma is aqualification that has assisted me to unpack hidden skills andabilities to a level whereby I have discovered a rejuvenatedappetite and passion for even more knowledge. I am nowcompleting an MA in Business Management at the Universityof Worcester and look forward to continuing using my skillsand knowledge at workVarine KellyDiploma in Teaching in Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)Highlight:Progressing from a hairdressing course onto a teaching qualificationwhich has led to a job opportunity of becoming a Trainee Assessor inHairdressing at Bournville College. If you’re enthusiastic about your goal, Bournville has allthe right support packages to guide you in the right direction.After finishing my hairdressing qualifications, I was encouragedto consider a new career path of teaching which I was ableto develop on the DTLLS course. My teaching career is nowtaking off and I can finally see myself doing the job I love