College Update: Important information for students & parents

Support and Fees

Student Finance

The course fees for all the degrees are £5,995 per annum and these fees are fully funded through the Student Loans Company (www.slc.co.uk). There may be some extra costs incurred by students whilst studying for the degrees such as travel, the DBS check and work-place uniform (if required) as the courses are work-based.

Please contact the Assistant Principal (HE) ksalisbury@cardinalnewman.ac.uk for further details of potential extra costs specifically related to your course of interest.

There is a wealth of information available on-line to support prospective students to apply for their student finance, the following links are especially useful.

http://www.sfengland.slc.co.uk/ this is a valuable link for prospective students to access information about Student Finance England from a variety of sites. Some students prefer to access information via social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, opposed to via Gov.uk however it is advisable to use a range of sources.

The following links are official Gov.Uk or UCAS links, it is advisable to use these.  

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance – this is the overview page and will ensure any undergraduates understand that if they have studied previously and applied for TFL there are links to ‘where to go next’ and also what other help is available to them.

https://www.gov.uk/get-undergraduate-student-loan – this is the step by step guide to Student Finance.

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms – these are the forms the prospective student must complete

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help

Repayment guide from the UCAS website

https://www.ucas.com/student-finance-england/repaying-your-student-loan

If you have any further queries about student finance or about your application once you have applied please contact Jane Browell, jbrowell@cardinalnewman.ac.uk.

Additional Learning Support

To enable all students at Cardinal Newman to achieve their learning goals, we have a dedicated Additional Learning Support (ALS) team. The ALS team, based in St Bede’s building, offers a wide range of support to students if they have an impairment or additional needs which meets the definition of a disability, as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

Where any additional needs are identified, the ALS team will work alongside students to determine any reasonable adjustments that may be required to support with learning. The nature of this may differ from the support you that students have received in the past, as in Higher Education, there is the expectation of progression towards independence, which differs significantly from Further Education.

These adjustments will always be determined on an individual basis and will depend upon the course/professional body requirements, in line with the College requirements. In some circumstances, where support from the ALS department will not be appropriate (e.g. where a specific learning disability is not deemed to have a substantial adverse effect on the student’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities and therefore not considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010), we will refer the student to relevant services within the college for further assistance.

The ALS team can support with the following;

  • Offer a quiet working area
  • Proof reading
  • Essay planning
  • Organisation – files – workload
  • CV/personal statements assistance
  • Access to technology
  • Guidance on exam techniques
  • Guidance on planning revision/eam timetables
  • 1:1 study support
  • Deadlines and specialist learning support team

If you feel that you require any further support, including financial support to assist you with your learning then you may be entitled to DSA, if you follow the link below it will take you direct to the website; https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

Welfare and Counselling

The college aims to provide comprehensive support to all our HE students assisting anyone who might need help to overcome obstacles enabling them to complete their courses successfully. Hayley Sommerville, HE Programmes Lead is our designated welfare support officer who is committed to providing personalised advice and guidance on a number of different issues including travel enquiries, financial support, welfare and counselling. Please contact Hayley   hsommerville@cardinalnewman.ac.uk  for confidential advice, support and guidance.

All our HE teachers and other college staff are committed to supporting all students studying in  college and are available to discuss anything at all that might be concerning you. However if you feel the need to talk in confidence about issues that are worrying you, the College have counsellors available for consultation. Please speak to your module lead or Hayley Sommerville for further details who can arrange an appointment for you.

National Union of Students (NUS)

All Higher Education students studying at Cardinal Newman College can access information from the National Union of Students https://www.nus.org.uk/ and apply for and purchase a Totum card https://www.totum.com/ .  These discount cards and an app give Higher Education students access to exclusive student deals on food and fashion, travel and much more.

Students studying for the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care validated by UCLan can join and access UCLan NUS which is situated on the main campus in Preston, www.uclansu.co.uk/. For students studying on courses validated by Middlesex University unfortunately it is not possible to be a part of their NUS.

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