Newcastle University Graduate Ambassadors Choosing The Right

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Choosing The Right Course @StudentsNCL

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Choosing The Right Course The Choices Available Degree A-Z School vs Uni Where to Study

Graduate Prospects

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The Choices Available

Choosing a Degree

What are you good at?

Lots of Choice • Over 51,000 courses • Over 300 institutions

… So there’s bound to be a course for you!

Some Familiar Courses

Art

Business Studies

Chemistry

Drama

English

French

History

Maths

Medicine

Religious Studies

Less Familiar Courses

Global Hollywood

Parapsychology

Pain

Surf Science

Wine Studies

Puppetry

Meat Inspection

Golf Management

Poultry Production

Courses at Newcastle Question: How many undergraduate degree programmes does Newcastle University offer? Answer: 200 • Combined Honours degrees - study up

to 3 subjects in the first year • Shared common first year - transfer to other courses •Spend time in industry or study overseas

Study Abroad Newcastle University

NUMed Campus Nusajaya, Malaysia

Singapore Institute of Technology Singapore

Partnerships at English Speaking Universities

Study Abroad

Newcastle University

ERASMUS Student Exchange Programme

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Degree A - Z

Types of Courses Foundation

Joint

• Academic study with work based learning

• Two subjects studied equally

Single

Major / Minor

• Degree focuses on a single subject

• Two subjects, one more indepth than the other

Combined

Sandwich

• Study up to three subjects for your degree

• Placement / internship between 2nd and 3rd year

Course Structure Stage 1 (First Year) Broad and structured Stage 2 (Second Year) More specific and more choice Optional Stage 3 (Third Year) Year abroad or work placement Medicine and Dentistry are longer courses and have different structures!

Stage 3/4 (Final Year)

Very specific and even more choice Dissertation module

Different courses have different levels of flexibility... This may differ from uni to uni!

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School vs. Uni

Studying at University When will I be taught? Who will be teaching me? How will I be taught?

• Different degrees have different levels of contact time

• Academic Staff, Lecturers, Seminar Leaders, Tutors, Researchers, Authors

• Majority through self-directed study

Studying at University How am I assessed?

Where will I be taught?

When will I be at university?

• Presentations, Group Work, Exams, Essays, Interviews, Oral Exams

• Lecture, Seminar, Tutorial, Lab/Studio

• 2 Semesters and Long Holidays!

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Where to Study?

Where to Study Bursaries and Scholarships

Size and Location

Think about...

Check Websites

Social Life

Facilities, Teaching and Research

Location and Size Size

• Big? • Small?

• Campusbased? Location • Inner-city?

Distance

• Far from home? • Close to home?

Attend Visit Days

Bursaries & Scholarships Do your research!

• What’s on offer?

What?

Who? • Are you eligible?

• How and when do you apply?

How?

Facilities Sports centre and gym

On campus facilities

Support and wellbeing

Accommodation

Library and study

Social Life

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Graduate Prospects

What do you Think? • What percentage of Graduate Jobs are open to Graduates from any degree?

60%

How can University help? 2012 Newcastle Graduates • Average Graduate wage: £20,843 • 78.7% of employed students were at graduate level • 31 new businesses were started-up

Careers Service • • • • •

Ranked 12th out of 163 Universities worldwide CV clinic and mock interviews Career lectures Job Fairs 75 new work experience and part-time jobs are advertised each week *http://www.careers.ncl.ac.uk/students/pages/dlhe.asp

How can University help? Links with Employers • One of the top 20 'most targeted' universities • Well established links with over 80 of the Times top 100 Graduate Employers Sonia Bannon, UK Recruitment Officer: Campus Team Manager, IBM says: • “Here at IBM we are really impressed by the quality of Newcastle University graduates and students. They possess the skills and personal attributes that we and other graduate recruiters look for: leadership; adaptability; business acumen; and dedication.” *http://www.careers.ncl.ac.uk/students/pages/dlhe.asp

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Student Finance @StudentsNCL

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Student Finance Student Loans Application Process Repayment Non-Repayable Finance

Money Saving Tips

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Student Loans

Two Types of Student Loan

1. Tuition Fee Loan

2. Maintenance Loan

Tuition Fee Loan •

Loan that covers the cost of studying your degree



Universities can charge up to £9,000 tuition fees per year



Loan goes straight to the University from Student Finance, not your bank account!

Student Support

Research

World-class staff

Cutting-edge facilities

Infrastructure

Tuition Fee Loan •

Apply through Student Finance England



You can apply to receive the full Tuition Fee Loan cost or only part of it



Fees are invested into the University

Student Support

Research

World-class staff

Cutting-edge facilities

Infrastructure

Maintenance Loan

Rent

Social Life

Food



Covers your ‘living costs’ at university



Costs and spending vastly differs from person to person



Loan goes straight into your bank account!

Gym

Clothes

Travel

Maintenance Loan

Rent

Social Life

Food



Apply through Student Finance England



Apply annually before the start of each academic year



Received in three almost equal instalments at the start of each term (Sept/Oct – Jan – April)

Gym

Clothes

Travel

Maintenance Loan • Loan amount varies depending on where you want to live at University Residence

Away from home

At home

Away from home in London

Min Loan

Max Loan

Maintenance Loan • All students are entitled to the full amount of minimum loan (65% of maximum loan) Residence

Min Loan

Away from home

£3,611

At home

£2,872

Away from home in London

£5,038

Max Loan

Maintenance Loan • The remaining 35% depends household income and eligibility for the maintenance grant Residence

Min Loan

Max Loan

Away from home

£3,611

£5,555

At home

£2,872

£4,418

Away from home in London

£5,038

£7,751

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Application Process

How do I Apply? • Apply through your relevant Student Finance Body

Student Finance England

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance Scotland

Student Finance Northern Ireland

How do I Apply? Who do I apply through?

If needed. include details of household income!

What next?

Set up an online account with Student Finance

Complete the online application

Within 6 weeks a loan declaration will be sent via the post. Sign it and resend!

Apply before summer to get your loan for the start of first year!

How do I apply?

www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk

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Repayment

Which loan do I repay?

1. Tuition Fee Loan

2. Maintenance Loan

After Graduation: You repay one single loan

How much do I repay? Pay nothing back until you earn over £21,000 Repayment deducted directly from salary at 9% of anything earned over £21,000 Repayment based on what you earn, not how much you owe Written off after 30 years!!!

How much do I repay? Income

Monthly loan repayment

£21,000

???

How much do I repay? Income

Monthly loan repayment

£21,000

???

How much do I repay? Income

Monthly loan repayment

£21,000

NOTHING

How much do I repay? Income

Monthly loan repayment

£21,000

NOTHING

£25,000

???

How much do I repay? Income

Monthly loan repayment

£21,000

NOTHING

£25,000

£30

How much do I repay? Income

Monthly loan repayment

£21,000

NOTHING

£25,000

£30

£30,000

???

How much do I repay? Income

Monthly loan repayment

£21,000

NOTHING

£25,000

£30

£30,000

£67.50

How much do I repay? Income

Monthly loan repayment

£21,000

NOTHING

£25,000

£30

£30,000

£67.50

Rate of Interest? Time of repayment

Rate of Interest

Whilst Studying

Rate of inflation plus 3%

From the April after you graduate

Rate of inflation plus up to 3% based on income

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Non-Repayable Finance

Non-Repayable Finance Maintenance Grants Maximum of £3,387 per year (outside London) Money from the Government to support your study Maintenance Grant

£50

£1,494

£3,387

£42,611

£35,000

£25,000

Household income

Non-Repayable Finance Maintenance Grants Maximum of £3,387 per year (outside London) Money from the Government to support your study Maintenance Grant

£50

£1,494

£3,387

£42,611

£35,000

£25,000

Household income

Non-Repayable Finance Maintenance Grants Maximum of £3,387 per year (outside London) Money from the Government to support your study Maintenance Grant

£50

£1,494

£3,387

£42,611

£35,000

£25,000

Household income

Non-Repayable Finance Bursaries and Scholarships On top of student loans Each university is different Do your research



Newcastle University is investing £32 million in its scholarships over the next 5 years



Approx 30% of our students benefit from this who are starting University in 2014



Can receive anything up to £9,000 a year

Our Scholarships Newcastle University Scholarships

Non-repayable money available

Opportunity Scholarship

Between £1,000 and £3,000 for each year of study

Promise Scholarship

20 scholarships worth up to £9,000 for each year of study

Access Scholarship

£500 at the end of each year of study

Our Scholarships • Subject specific scholarships worth up to £5,000 per year:

Chemical Engineering

Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Computer Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Chemistry

Biology

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Marine Science and Technology

Mechanical Systems Engineering

Our Scholarships • Sports Scholarships are free money to talented sportsmen and sportswomen • Eligibility on a case-by-case basis Sports Scholarship

Non-repayable Grant

Recruitment

£1,000-£1,500 for first year of study

Performance

£1,000 for each year of study

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Money Saving Tips

Top 5 Tips!

Buy a Student Rail Card!

Don’t be tempted by store or credit cards!

Go out on weeknights rather than weekends!

Get your study books second hand from graduates!

Always ask for student discount!

Student Bank Accounts Set up a Student Bank Account before attending university

Overdrafts are recommended, but not essential

If you go for an overdraft, make sure it’s 0% interest!

Shop around and find the best deals. Look out for freebies!

www.moneysavingexpert.com

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Student Finance Student Loans Application Process Repayment Non-Repayable Finance

Money Saving Tips

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Further Information

Further Information

www.facebook.com/OnCourseToUni

Further Information

www.moneysavingexpert.com

Further Information

www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk

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Any Question? Visit Days: June 26th and 27th

Keep in Touch: T: @StudentsNCL F: /NewcastleUniversity