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1 Student Support Services MA Social Work 2012 Entry

2 Student Support Centres Advice and Guidance Financial Support Counselling Service International Student Support Disability and Dyslexia Service Academic Development Skills Centre

3 Advice and Guidance Advice and Support with practical issues Student funding Money Debt State Benefits Housing Academic Issues Welfare Part-time employment

4 Financial Support Range of support to help in cases of unexpected hardship Financial Contingency Fund Trust Funds Charities Emergency Loans

5 Counselling Short term individual counselling Group work Self-help/referral International Student Support Visa renewal assistance Immigration questions Liaison with Embassies or Home Office

6 Disability and Dyslexia Service Screening and assessments Help claiming Disabled Students Allowance Study skills tuition Mental Health Adviser Academic Development Skills Centre

7 Where? 50 Park Place, Cathays 2 nd Floor, Cardigan House, Heath Park How? Drop-in Appointments Phone calls s Talks and workshops Self-help FAQs, DVDs, website

8 Daycare Centre Park Place, Cathays 10 weeks to 5 years 8am-6pm Monday - Friday Jacqui Kempa on

9 How will I fund my time at university? Social work funding Savings Professional and Career Development Loan Additional funding

10 Tuition fees Cardiff University MA Social Work Tuition Fees for 2012/13 are £6,050.

11 Welsh Domicile Students If you normally live in Wales before you start you course: Social Work Bursary of £6,640 (non income assessed) Practice Learning Opportunity Allowance: £7.50 per practice learning opportunity day No financial support towards Tuition Fees

12 English Domicile Student If you normally live in England before you start your course: Basic Bursary: £3, (non income assessed) –This includes a £ Practice Learning Opportunities Allowance. Additional Bursary: £2,608 (income assessed) £3,732 Tuition Fee Contribution (non income assessed)

13 Additional funding Income assessed – income evidence required. Home address in Wales Home address in England Parents Learning Allowance £1505 max£1508 max Childcare Grant 1 child = up to £8,330 per annum 2 or more children = up to £14,285 per annum 1 child = up to £148.75/wk 2 or more children = up to £255/wk Adult Dependents Grant £2645 max£2642 max Disabled Students Allowance Non income-assessed Depends on students needs

14 Care Council for Wales Application forms available from June Deadline 3 rd September 2012.

15 NHS Business Services Authority Apply May – July. Check website for dates and deadlines. Must apply for the Bursary before 30 November 2012 = first-come, first-served basis.

16 Costs of living in Cardiff Estimated costs of living in Cardiff for 2012/13 ExpensesMonthly costYearly cost Rent£250£3,000 Bills (water, gas, electricity and insurance)£39£468 Food£120£1,440 Books/copying£34£408 Social/leisure£106£1,272 Clothes£44£528 Laundry and Toiletries£26.33£314 Travel£23£508 Telephone and TV licence£42.33£508 Total£684.66£8,214

17 Accommodation costs in Cardiff Cost per monthCost per year Shared house£220 - £280 plus deposit/ bills £2,640 - £3,360 Flat/ family accommodation £450 - £550+ plus deposit/ bills £5,400 - £6,600+ Residences – room in shared flat £275 - £375 inc. bills £3,300 - £4,500 full year resi period Residences – couple/family accom £383 - £570 inc. bills £4,600 - £6,840 full year

18 Moving to Cardiff? Private sector housing list - RESI Letting agents – ALMA/ Student Letting in Union University Residences Postgraduate House Hunting Event –August 2011, see Graduate centre website or call Flatmate websites/ noticeboards Remember: Tenancy deposit scheme Check your contract Additional licensing in Cathays

19 Further information Current students Student support

20 Contact us 50 Park Place, Cathays Park Campus nd Floor, Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus

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