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
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!
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!
A roof over your head • Your options • Live at home • Halls of residence • Private rented accommodation • Self-catered or catered, ensuite • Size • Location • Cost
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
Living expenses: what are they? Living costs vary depending on where you live and how well you live!
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…
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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