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    Why did they stop the NHS bursary anyway?
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    Why did they stop the NHS bursary anyway?
    Because the government feel it will make for a better NHS, it's not fair and I don't like it but they're still going ahead with it 😭
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    (Original post by Nursey_nurse)
    Hello everyone
    So let's say I get accepted into Kings College London for children's nursing next year, the average rent is around £200 a week right. Times that by 41 weeks and it's about £8000 pounds. That leaves me with about £2000 for everything else to do with living costs...
    I don't get the NHS bursary because I'll be going in Sept 2017...awkward...
    I feel so confused and somewhat overwhelmed right now. My family income is very very low and I don't know how else I can afford to go. Someone please just enlighten me or say something encouraging haha
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    Try and get a job?
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    Why did they stop the NHS bursary anyway?
    To save money, but Nursing students from low income households will actually recieve more money upfront than they would have done, as the NHS wasn't as generous as student finance.
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    (Original post by DanaBrownx)
    I am in this same predicament.
    I'm starting Nursing at Portmouth in Feb and my rent is £225 a week, and I have only been offered £2,300 for the year. This crazy my months rent is more that I am getting in one instalment. What can I do?
    Firstly looks like you've only applied to student finance and not for the NHS bursary- you can apply for that too. Secondly the amount given for students is only meant to contribute towards a room, not a whole place to yourself. You say you have a medical need then see this assuming you are English:
    In England if you apply for DSAs for a new course starting on or after 1 September 2016 and you need specialist accommodation, for example with en-suite facilities, the extra costs can be covered by the general allowance. However if the accommodation is managed by your college or university or one of its agents, it will be their responsibility to fund this.

    I don't know if they would stretch to a studio. As an NHS student you would apply to NHS Student Bursaries for DSA.

    If your DSA claim to need specialist accomodation is rejected then I'm afraid you will have to fund the shortfall yourself.
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    (Original post by LPauling)
    Try and get a job?
    Unlike many uni courses, NHS based courses are usually many more hours per week and then there's the placements on top. So, getting a job isn't always possible.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Unlike many uni courses, NHS based courses are usually many more hours per week and then there's the placements on top. So, getting a job isn't always possible.
    I understand that but I have a friend doing medicine that is able to have a part time job. It just requires careful time management
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    GUYS I HAVE ANITHER QUESTION!
    Shall I live at home and commute instead?
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    (Original post by Nursey_nurse)
    GUYS I HAVE ANITHER QUESTION!
    Shall I live at home and commute instead?
    We can't answer that, as it depends on whether it's worthwhile for your personal circumstances. Questions to consider:

    - Is commuting cheaper than renting?
    - How long each day will the commute take? Will it fit with teaching/placements?
    - Is it actually feasible to commute? Placements will include irregular hours like night shifts and you aren't guaranteed placements at your nearest hospital. If reliant on public transport, will it be running from your home area when you need it?
    - Have you asked your parents whether they will want a contribution to household costs like food/rent? That could significantly increase your outgoings. Don't assume that you can continue living at home for free if you haven't asked.

    ...practical stuff like that.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    We can't answer that, as it depends on whether it's worthwhile for your personal circumstances. Questions to consider:

    - Is commuting cheaper than renting?
    - How long each day will the commute take? Will it fit with teaching/placements?
    - Is it actually feasible to commute? Placements will include irregular hours like night shifts and you aren't guaranteed placements at your nearest hospital. If reliant on public transport, will it be running from your home area when you need it?
    - Have you asked your parents whether they will want a contribution to household costs like food/rent? That could significantly increase your outgoings. Don't assume that you can continue living at home for free if you haven't asked.

    ...practical stuff like that.
    You make an excellent point, imma just reconsider my life choices lol
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    Can't you get a maintenance loan?

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    Do you have a part time job/are you able to get one?? That helps so much in the long run, even if you are just working for a year up until you get into uni!
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    (Original post by Nursey_nurse)
    Hello everyone
    So let's say I get accepted into Kings College London for children's nursing next year, the average rent is around £200 a week right. Times that by 41 weeks and it's about £8000 pounds. That leaves me with about £2000 for everything else to do with living costs...
    I don't get the NHS bursary because I'll be going in Sept 2017...awkward...
    I feel so confused and somewhat overwhelmed right now. My family income is very very low and I don't know how else I can afford to go. Someone please just enlighten me or say something encouraging haha
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    If you're eligible for the full income assessed loan then KCL will likely pay an extra £1,500pa bursary as well.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Firstly looks like you've only applied to student finance and not for the NHS bursary- you can apply for that too. Secondly the amount given for students is only meant to contribute towards a room, not a whole place to yourself. You say you have a medical need then see this assuming you are English:
    In England if you apply for DSAs for a new course starting on or after 1 September 2016 and you need specialist accommodation, for example with en-suite facilities, the extra costs can be covered by the general allowance. However if the accommodation is managed by your college or university or one of its agents, it will be their responsibility to fund this.

    I don't know if they would stretch to a studio. As an NHS student you would apply to NHS Student Bursaries for DSA.

    If your DSA claim to need specialist accomodation is rejected then I'm afraid you will have to fund the shortfall yourself.
    Hi, I can't apply for my bursary until November due to not starting until febuary, I will have a look in to it though. Thank you
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    (Original post by Nursey_nurse)
    GUYS I HAVE ANITHER QUESTION!
    Shall I live at home and commute instead?
    How far away do you live
    how much money would you save?
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    (Original post by LPauling)
    How far away do you live
    how much money would you save?
    I live in Kent so an hour away by train and 1 hour and 20 mins away by car. I would save £8000 on rent if I were to live at home.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    If you're eligible for the full income assessed loan then KCL will likely pay an extra £1,500pa bursary as well.
    Ooooh that's pretty cool, I will research into that.
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    Hey guys! So I'm a current nursing student going into third year. The funding situation is changing because of scrapping the bursaries, but I do have a few tips:
    - You can definitely get a job and almost everyone on my course has. Traditional student jobs like bar work probably won't work out hours-wise, but you have (or will soon get) specialist skills in care. The NHS is incredibly short-staffed and most wards rely on agencies to cover sickness for Health Care Assistant /Clinical Support Worker roles (washing and feeding people, the
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    this is why i have no idea why anyone would want to go to a london uni. unless they live there.....
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    (Original post by Nursey_nurse)
    GUYS I HAVE ANITHER QUESTION!
    Shall I live at home and commute instead?
    i live 45 mins away and doing a nhs funded course at the moment and going to be commuting daily
 
 
 
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