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    Hello.

    I was wondering what did everyone do for their bursary? I haven't had one so far for university and was I right in thinking we get one if we are doing the PGCE? Could anyone shed any light on this?

    Btw I have to start my personal statement - deadline is 15th for me!! Although my referees are already finished I think. *sigh* I'm tearing my hair out over this. It's not like anyone else I know is doing it and if I need career's advice it's a real pain to sort out!
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    You get £6000 I think for primary, or it may be cut down for next year, I can't quite remember. Anyway, when you accept an offer and meet it, you'll receive some stuff from the university, one sheet of paper will be for you to fill in your bank details. The bursary will be paid into your account directly starting in October. I got my info around the end of July and it was all sorted for me with no problemo.

    I'm assuming you mean BURSARY not STUDENT LOAN?
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    (Original post by sexysax)
    You get £6000 I think for primary, or it may be cut down for next year, I can't quite remember. Anyway, when you accept an offer and meet it, you'll receive some stuff from the university, one sheet of paper will be for you to fill in your bank details. The bursary will be paid into your account directly starting in October. I got my info around the end of July and it was all sorted for me with no problemo.

    I'm assuming you mean BURSARY not STUDENT LOAN?

    Yeah a bursary - thanks!
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    Btw - how much does a PGCE course cost anyway?
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    Tuition fees are around £3,145. Then obviously living costs etc on top of that.
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    (Original post by sexysax)
    Tuition fees are around £3,145. Then obviously living costs etc on top of that.
    Thank you very much for your fast help :o:
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    ok...allow me to "shed some light"... For a primary PGCE the current bursary is £4000 (£2000 if studying in Wales). This is a bursary and in NON means tested. Providing the government doesn't change this amount over this year, then you will definately get it. We get a non means tested grant towards fees (i think this is about £1500) and then the rest is means tested. There is an additional means tested maintenance (non repayable) grant available. Student loans can also be accessed.

    This isn't difficult information to come across; just do some research. Here, try this link: http://www.tda.gov.uk/Recruit/thetra...inengland.aspx
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    I should add that the bursary for secondary subjects is £6000, and £9000 for those doing subjects which have a shortage of teachers.
 
 
 
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