I am currently applying for an undergraduate degree in English Literature. However, where I am from a low income family, I have to look a bit farther ahead. I want to undertake a PGCE in English Literature after university, providing the degree goes well. However, I am not sure how the funding works.
Is it like an undergraduate degree where I have somewhere to stay, and help paying for rent and maintenance?
Do my tuition fees get paid for, and if not how much do I need to fund myself?
Do I get paid for working within a school and use this money to live outside of the university, with a bursary to help or something?
I have been reading that there isn't much funding available for PGCES, and you have to fund them yourself. The thing is, I'll be a student fresh out of uni with a limited amount of savings! It's just very complicated.
I want to get part time work while at university. I did have a job at a bakery this year while completing my final year of sixth form, but I struggled with the cash register and giving change, so my strengths were not in that sector and I ended up having to leave. I am willing to work though, and volunteer at Oxfam Book shop where the touch screen till is easier, and where I can organise and be around books - a strength of mine. Do universities help you find a part time job during your undergraduate degree that meets your skills?
Should I still go?