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    Hello and thanks for this thread!

    I was just wondering how many advanced Japanese students you take per year, and what the flexibility of modules is like? So if I had A-Level Japanese, would I be in a class by myself or just a few others? And also, what sort of help do you provide for students with Asperger's Syndrome?

    Thank you so much!
    Edminzodo.

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    Hey Edminzodo, I have received the following response from the Student Wellbeing Services here at Newcastle University, and will update you with the response from the Linguistics and Japanese course leader once I have received it


    "Dear Edminzodo.

    Aspergers and Autism Support Network (AASN)

    The Student Wellbeing Service (SWS) provides a variety of support for students with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. SWS facilitates the Aspergers and Autism Support Network (AASN) which runs bi-monthly on a Wednesday afternoon. This predominantly is an informal social group where students can meet each other and share experiences over a cup of coffee and of course a piece of cake! This year, SWS have organised a series of outings and events which encourage students to become familiar with the local area and also develop some skills to help with daily living, for example a trip to Sunderland Glass Centre including a glass blowing demonstration, a cooking workshop run alongside Jamie Oliver’s Food Nation among other things. The first meeting is due to take place on the 24th September at 2pm at the Barbara Strang Building in room 2.39. For more information please email [email protected]

    Transition Event

    With funding from the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), SWS are also piloting the first Transition Event for students with ASD and also those students with a diagnosed mental health condition on the 18th, 19th and 20th September 2014. This event aims to provide students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the University campus and also to make friends with other students ahead of the new term beginning. For more information about this event, please email: [email protected] uk

    Student Wellbeing Services and Disabled Students’ Allowance

    We provide advice and guidance from a named adviser in relation to applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). This allowance can provide students with practical support during their studies (e.g. specialist equipment/software, specialist mentoring and/or a general allowance). For more information about this allowance please see: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas . Please note, there are specific eligibility conditions related to residency in the UK which have to be met to qualify for this funding.
    SWS can also arrange extended time on library books and access to quieter study rooms, along with access to specialist loan equipment, if required. Exam concessions can also be arranged (e.g. extra time/separate room etc.) where there is a recommendation from a Psychologist/GP/Needs Assessor.

    Your named adviser will also create a Student Support Recommendations (SSR) document which will be sent to your School, with the students consent. The SSR allows the School to understand exactly how to support each individual student in relation to each learning environment e.g. in lectures/seminars/groups work etc. We would encourage students to make an appointment with an adviser at the beginning of term to discuss this, to do this please email: [email protected] uk

    We hope this information is helpful and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions!

    Thanks,

    The Specialist Learning Team"

    Hope that helps

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    Hey Edminzodo, I have received the following response from the Student Wellbeing Services here at Newcastle University, and will update you with the response from the Linguistics and Japanese course leader once I have received it


    "Dear Edminzodo.

    Aspergers and Autism Support Network (AASN)

    The Student Wellbeing Service (SWS) provides a variety of support for students with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. SWS facilitates the Aspergers and Autism Support Network (AASN) which runs bi-monthly on a Wednesday afternoon. This predominantly is an informal social group where students can meet each other and share experiences over a cup of coffee and of course a piece of cake! This year, SWS have organised a series of outings and events which encourage students to become familiar with the local area and also develop some skills to help with daily living, for example a trip to Sunderland Glass Centre including a glass blowing demonstration, a cooking workshop run alongside Jamie Oliver’s Food Nation among other things. The first meeting is due to take place on the 24th September at 2pm at the Barbara Strang Building in room 2.39. For more information please email [email protected]

    Transition Event

    With funding from the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), SWS are also piloting the first Transition Event for students with ASD and also those students with a diagnosed mental health condition on the 18th, 19th and 20th September 2014. This event aims to provide students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the University campus and also to make friends with other students ahead of the new term beginning. For more information about this event, please email: [email protected] uk

    Student Wellbeing Services and Disabled Students’ Allowance

    We provide advice and guidance from a named adviser in relation to applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). This allowance can provide students with practical support during their studies (e.g. specialist equipment/software, specialist mentoring and/or a general allowance). For more information about this allowance please see: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas . Please note, there are specific eligibility conditions related to residency in the UK which have to be met to qualify for this funding.
    SWS can also arrange extended time on library books and access to quieter study rooms, along with access to specialist loan equipment, if required. Exam concessions can also be arranged (e.g. extra time/separate room etc.) where there is a recommendation from a Psychologist/GP/Needs Assessor.

    Your named adviser will also create a Student Support Recommendations (SSR) document which will be sent to your School, with the students consent. The SSR allows the School to understand exactly how to support each individual student in relation to each learning environment e.g. in lectures/seminars/groups work etc. We would encourage students to make an appointment with an adviser at the beginning of term to discuss this, to do this please email: [email protected] uk

    We hope this information is helpful and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions!

    Thanks,

    The Specialist Learning Team"

    Hope that helps

    Rachel
    Thank you so much. No other university I've asked has been so helpful. I'm definitely going to apply to Newcastle when the time comes!

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    Is it possible for me to move in later than my accommodation start date?

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    Is it possible for me to move in later than my accommodation start date?

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    Hey, thanks for getting in touch

    Yes, that should be no problem at all. Which accommodation will you be moving into? It would be worth noting down the reception opening times.

    Hope that helps,

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    Hey, thanks for getting in touch

    Yes, that should be no problem at all. Which accommodation will you be moving into? It would be worth noting down the reception opening times.

    Hope that helps,

    Rachel
    Oh thanks! I'll be moving into Castle Leazes

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    Hi, if you are entitled to the opportunity scholarship do you need to take any actions edited recieving this? Thanks.
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    Hello, after doing some research, I'm still confused as to how the university campus is structured. Are all uni buildings located in one closed area so it's entirely campus based or is it a city based uni?
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    Oh thanks! I'll be moving into Castle Leazes

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    No problem

    You may find this link useful: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/s...structions.htm

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    Hi, if you are entitled to the opportunity scholarship do you need to take any actions edited recieving this? Thanks.
    Hey Liam,

    Thanks for getting in touch More information about Opportunity Scholarships can be found here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbe...tunity2014.htm

    The scholarship will be awarded automatically to eligible students who have been income assessed by Student Finance England or an equivalent assessing body. The cash bursary will be paid in three instalments: 40% – 26th November 2014, 30% – 19th February 2015, 30% – 16th April 2015.

    I hope that helps, let me know f you have any further questions.

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    (Original post by jasminebub)
    Hello, after doing some research, I'm still confused as to how the university campus is structured. Are all uni buildings located in one closed area so it's entirely campus based or is it a city based uni?
    Hi Jasmine, thanks for getting in touch

    No problem, a detailed map of our campus can be found here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/documents/Campus-Map-Print.pdf

    Our 50-acre campus is based right in the city centre. You will be surprised how close everything is With one square on the map only taking approximately 4 minutes to walk, the few buildings that are in fact a short walk away take no time at all.

    I hope that answered your question, let me know if you have any more!

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    HI

    I'm coming to Newcastle through adjustment and have applied for accommodation. I know the closing date for applications was on Friday. Do you have any idea when I might hear where I've been put?

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    HI

    I'm coming to Newcastle through adjustment and have applied for accommodation. I know the closing date for applications was on Friday. Do you have any idea when I might hear where I've been put?

    Thanks
    Hey thanks for getting in touch

    The deadline for clearing/adjustment candidates is this Wednesday (3rd), but if you don't hear by then, it may be worth giving Accommodation Services a call on 0191 208 3333.

    Let me know if you have any further questions,

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    Hey thanks for getting in touch

    The deadline for clearing/adjustment candidates is this Wednesday (3rd), but if you don't hear by then, it may be worth giving Accommodation Services a call on 0191 208 3333.

    Let me know if you have any further questions,

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    I was told my deadline was 29 August as I got into Newcastle as my A level grades were better than expected, so it was through adjustment really rather than clearing, but made a bit more complicated as my other uni had offered me an unconditional place! I didn't know there were different dates for different people.
    Could you tell me if I'll hear by email, and will that be my Newcastle uni email address?
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    Hi, is there anyway of speaking to somebody who is currently doing biomedical sciences at newcastle so I can ask which books they recommend me getting ?
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    I was told my deadline was 29 August as I got into Newcastle as my A level grades were better than expected, so it was through adjustment really rather than clearing, but made a bit more complicated as my other uni had offered me an unconditional place! I didn't know there were different dates for different people.
    Could you tell me if I'll hear by email, and will that be my Newcastle uni email address?
    Thank you
    If your deadline has already passed then I would definitely recommend giving them a ring for a quick response. More information about room allocation can be found here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/s...allocation.htm

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    Hi, is there anyway of speaking to somebody who is currently doing biomedical sciences at newcastle so I can ask which books they recommend me getting ?
    Holly


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    Hi Holly, thanks for getting in touch

    I've passed on your query to the School of Biomedical Sciences and I'll get back to you with their response. Let me know if you have any more questions in the meantime!

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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    Hello and thanks for this thread!

    I was just wondering how many advanced Japanese students you take per year, and what the flexibility of modules is like? So if I had A-Level Japanese, would I be in a class by myself or just a few others? And also, what sort of help do you provide for students with Asperger's Syndrome?

    Thank you so much!
    Edminzodo.

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    Hello again Edminzodo,

    To answer the first part of your query, students entering the university with A level in Japanese (Grade A and above) have an option to start from Level B in the Japanese language module. This means that these advanced students would study with Stage 2 students who have started Japanese language from Level A. The size of the class varies, however the cap of the language class is currently 15. There are normally 20 to 25 students who would continue to Level B Japanese, so we have two small groups.

    I hope that answered your question Let me know if there's anything else!

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    Is there anyway of finding out my timetable for freshers week? As in, which days/times I'll have lectures? I'm doing Modern Languages.
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    If your deadline has already passed then I would definitely recommend giving them a ring for a quick response. More information about room allocation can be found here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/s...allocation.htm

    Rachel
    Thanks, I logged onto the accom portal and had received an offer, still no email tho!
    Anyway its fine as I'm happy with the room offered
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    Hi, when do we receive our timetables? I'll be starting the zoology course but I work part time too so I need to let them know ASAP if I need my shifts changing or not.
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