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Student life. Schools and Colleges Liaison. Your questions answered. Why go to University Where you’ll live How much it costs Arriving at uni Studying Support provided Social side. What is Higher Education?. Why go to University?. Why go to University?.

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Student life

Schools and Colleges Liaison


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Your questions answered

  • Why go to University

  • Where you’ll live

  • How much it costs

  • Arriving at uni

  • Studying

  • Support provided

  • Social side


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What is Higher Education?


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Why go to University?


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Why go to University?

  • Some professions require it

  • Earn more money

  • Personal achievement

  • Interest in subject area

  • Move away from home and gain life experience

It’s FUN!


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Location

  • Big city, small town?

  • Near to family home/sea/countryside?

  • What is there to do?

    • Clubs and bars – student nights

    • Parks, fairs and open-air concerts

    • Shops, NUS

    • Cafes and restaurants

    • Galleries, museums and theatres

    • Ice rink, cinemas, football stadium, bowling, festivals/carnivals…

    • THINK!

  • You have to live there for 3 years or more!


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A roof over your head

  • Your options

  • Live at home

  • Halls of residence

  • Private rented accommodation

  • Self-catered or catered, ensuite

  • Size

  • Location

  • Cost


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Finance

2009/10 figures

  • Up to £3,290 tuition fees (covered by loan)

  • Living costs (student loan available)

  • University Bursaries

  • Government grant up to £2,906

  • Financial Aid Office

  • Part time work

    www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance


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Living expenses: what are they?

Living costs vary depending on where you live and how well you live!


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Living expenses: what are they?

Living costs vary depending on where you live and how well you live!

  • Rent

  • Household bills

  • Books / equipment / field trips

  • Food

  • Travel

  • Social activities

  • Sport

  • Miscellaneous – laundry, clothes, toiletries, CD’s, TV licence, insurance…


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Estimate weekly budgetterm time based only 38 weeks.


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Estimate weekly budgetterm time based only 38 weeks.


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Estimate weekly budgetterm time based only 38 weeks.


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Studying

  • Seminars, lectures, tutorials and practicals

  • Independent study - organise your time!

  • Learn valuable transferable skills

  • Great study facilities – libraries, computers etc.

  • Study Support: Skills sessions and also most universities provide extra support for dyslexic students.

  • Work placements, abroad or UK


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Heretohelp

Students’ Union Advice Centre

Hall Management Team

Careers Centre

Accommodation Office

Counselling and Advisory Service

Health Centre

Safety bus & dentist

Personal Tutor

Financial Aid office

Student Disability Service (including Dyslexia Support Tutor)


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When your head’s not buried in a book…

  • The Students’ Union

  • Student representatives

  • Clubs and Societies

  • Bars, club nights and gigs

  • Job shop

  • Voluntary work

  • Chaplaincy

  • Shops

  • Friends from different countries


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Societies…


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Religious

Catholic

Chabad

Chritian Union

Fusion

Islamic

Jewish

Sikh

Cultural

Chinese Students & Scholars Association Caledonian

Desiz

Indian

Punjabi

Turkish

Music & Performing

Alternaitve Rock

Bass Associates

Electronic Dance Music

Black Box

Circus Skills

Dance

Drama

Fortune Players

Jazz

Glee

Campaigning

Anti Cuts

Conservative

Debating

LGBT

Liberal Democrats

Jacari

KEEN

Labour

Links

People & Planet

Social

Cheese and wine

Food & Drink

Man Club

Postgraduate

Real Ale

Road Trip

WARP

Sports-based

Brookes Bluebirds

Climbing

Dodgeball

Extreme

Formula Brookes

Men’s lacrosse

Mountaineering

Shooting

Snowsports

Taekwon Do

Watersports


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Sports Clubs

Gaelic Football

Golf

Hockey

Lacrosse

Mountain Biking

Mountaineering

Netball

Rowing

Rugby League

Rugby Union

Running & Atheletics

Sailing

Snow Sports

Squash

Sub Aqua

Swimming

Tai Kwon Do

Tennis

Ultimate Frisbee

Volleyball

Water Polo

American Football

Badminton

Boxing

Canoeing

Cheerleading

Circuit Training

Climbing

Cricket

Dance Sport

Equestrian

Football

Futsal


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Freshers’ week


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Keeping fit

  • University facilities health suite, weights room, swimming pool, outdoor sports pitches, tennis and squash courts

  • Fitness classes

  • Sports clubs

  • - Try something new

  • National and international competitions

  • Social events

  • Trips and expeditions


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Any questions?

  • www.ucas.com

  • - good starting point

  • www.dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport - for finance info

  • www.nusonline.co.uk

  • - to get a student perspective


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