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NicolaC1
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Hello, I am a Mature Student (will be 24 in September) and have just submitted my Application to UCAS for the Nursing Diploma course for this September.

I have applied to:
- York
- Southampton
- East Anglia
- Worcester
- Surrey

York is my favorite as I love the City and I love the idea of the College system. Any opinions on these University's would be great!

I understand that as a Diploma student, you are entitled to the NHS non-means tested Bursary of (around): £6000 per year and all your Tuition Fees are paid for. But, I was told by a couple of my friends, who are doing Nursing, that they do not have enough time to get a part-time job due to studying and placements. So, therefore is this Bursary realistic enough to live on?

Any advice about Finances and student life for a Mature Student, what is the best way of meeting people my own age?

Thanks!
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I'm going to Leeds to do my diploma. I think £6000 a year is really good (for a student anyway :P).
When I start I think I'm going to join the NHSP as a care support worker. It's perfect for students!! You just go to work when you can.

http://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/
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(Original post by lizpop)
I'm going to Leeds to do my diploma. I think £6000 a year is really good (for a student anyway :P).
When I start I think I'm going to join the NHSP as a care support worker. It's perfect for students!! You just go to work when you can.

http://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/
lizpop you nearly right money wise for the non-means teasted bursary ie nursing diploma its more £6381.00 which like you stated is really good.Obviously you get slightly less if u do the degree in nursing its slighty over £4000 and is dependent upon how many weeks your course is.:yes:
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Hi,
I've been to uni for a year and am changing to the diploma course for nursing. £6000 is double what I get for my students loan at the moment, so it is definatly enough to last you the year. you will not need a part time job with that bursary!! Looking forward to it a lot!!
Becca x
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(Original post by NicolaC1)
Hello, I am a Mature Student (will be 24 in September) and have just submitted my Application to UCAS for the Nursing Diploma course for this September.

I have applied to:
- York
- Southampton
- East Anglia
- Worcester
- Surrey

York is my favorite as I love the City and I love the idea of the College system. Any opinions on these University's would be great!

I understand that as a Diploma student, you are entitled to the NHS non-means tested Bursary of (around): £6000 per year and all your Tuition Fees are paid for. But, I was told by a couple of my friends, who are doing Nursing, that they do not have enough time to get a part-time job due to studying and placements. So, therefore is this Bursary realistic enough to live on?

Any advice about Finances and student life for a Mature Student, what is the best way of meeting people my own age?

Thanks!
Hiya. just aying that it is more then possible. i do the degree and qualify to no grant whatsoever as my parents earn too much. therefore i get £2265 in loan. they then lend me £2000 for rent a year, so i live on a total of £4265. it is definetly possible just harder :p: also you cant go out as much but as a nursing student you never get much chance of that anyway

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Its do able, nhs p is a good one though, although due to the current economy places are less avaliable! grr
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lizpop you nearly right money wise for the non-means teasted bursary ie nursing diploma its more £6381.00 which like you stated is really good.Obviously you get slightly less if u do the degree in nursing its slighty over £4000 and is dependent upon how many weeks your course is.:yes:

£4000 a year where from? :eek:
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There is enough time for a part time job. :s: Loads of my friends have them as bank health care workers/ I don't though because i'm not that bad with money.:p: Plus I don't really want to go onto the bank. It sounds silly, but just don't
It's easy to live off no problems. I had to get an overdraft though because sometimes I go over by £10-20
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£4000 a year where from? :eek:
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I just read it somewhere herbal bug or i might have phone up the student nhs bursay people.
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