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Student Life 08

Dec 05, 2014

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  • 1. STUDENT LIFE
  • 2. STUDENT LIFE
    • Transition
    • Finance
    • Accommodation
    • Social Life
    • Welfare
  • 3. STUDYING AT UNIVERSITY
    • Different from School or College
    • Emphasis is on you!
    • Lectures, Seminars, Labs and Workshops
    • Background reading is essential
    • How much work is there?
    • Organisation and meeting deadlines
    • Your Personal Tutor is there to help
  • 4. UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE
    • Lectures, seminars, workshops, labs, practical sessions
    • Tutorials individual and group
    • Grades: first (1st), upper second (2:1), lower second (2:2), pass, fail
    • Sandwich courses
    • Modules
    • Dissertation/Project
    • Timetable
  • 5. ACCOMMODATION
    • On campus for the first year?
    • Single study rooms
    • Shared facilities or En-suite
    • Standard 81.41
    • En-suite 99.96
    • Meet new people
    • No bills and cleaned for you!
    • Off campus
    • Living at home
  • 6. ON-CAMPUS AT BRUNEL
    • 34 halls of residence (mostly en-suite)
    • 4,549 single study rooms
    • All self-catering
    • Rent from 84.49 to 105.00 per week
    • Free access to the internet and University network in all rooms
    • Modern accommodation
    • Bedding and linen provided and cleaned weekly
    • Heating, lighting, water and standard insurance included in your rent
    • Christmas and Easter vacations included in the accommodation lease (36 weeks)
  • 7. WHATS PROVIDED? WHAT SHOULD I TAKE?
    • In your room:
    • bed, bedside table, wardrobe, desk and chair, shelving, wastepaper bin, notice board, hand-basin, mirror, carpeted and an internet connection point.
    • Bedding and linen are provided and the linen can be exchanged weekly .
    • Need to bring your own towels.
    • In your kitchen:
    • cooker, fridge, freezer, sink, kettle, kitchen bin, iron, ironing board, dustpan and brush, mop and bucket, a kitchen table and chairs and food storage space.
    • Kitchens are cleaned Monday to Friday, but you are responsible for cleaning your own crockery.
    • Need to bring your own cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.
  • 8. SOCIALISING
    • Freshers Week and Freshers Fayre
    • Student Union
    • Student radio station and magazine
    • Sports and Societies
    • Arts Centre
    • Sports facilities
    • London City Centre
  • 9. SURVIVING FINANCIALLY ON A STUDENT BUDGET Maintenance Loan and Grant University Bursary and Scholarship Personal Savings and Parental Contribution Part-time Work Sandwich Courses Student Bank Account
  • 10. Monthly Student Expenditure London Area
    • Accommodation
      • On campus 300 - 400
      • Off campus 275 - 400
    • Bills 15
    • Mobile Phone 40
    • Food 120
    • Travel 30
    • Books/Equipment 10
    • Clothes 50
    • Hobbies 10
    • Socialising 100
    • TOTAL: 725
  • 11. TOP BUDGETING TIPS
    • NUS card discounts
    • Young Persons railcard and coach card
    • Cheap flights and travel
    • Student bank account incentives
    • Cook together
    • Dont shop when youre hungry
    • Ask parents/family to phone you back
    • Cheap social life on campus
    • No Council Tax if you live with other students
    • Avoid Credit cards and Store cards
    • Look out for second hand book sales
  • 12. WELFARE AND SUPPORT
    • Personal Tutor
    • Student Union: Advice & Representation
    • Counselling Service
    • Medical Centre
    • Meeting House
    • Careers Service
    • Disability Office
  • 13. Any questions?
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