PARENTS AND GUARDIANS

GIVING GRADUATES THE TOOLS TO MAKE AMAZING HAPPEN

You want the very best for the people you love. At UA92, you can rest assured students gain an education like no other. As well as a respected qualification from renowned academic pioneers Lancaster University, and a curriculum co-developed with industry - students will also take a personal journey of development, discovering new capabilities and confidence as they develop emotional, social, physical and cognitive intelligence. All this combines to help your bright spark become tomorrow’s success story: more confident, more employable, and more sought-after by leading businesses in the UK and worldwide. 

THE UA92 PHILOSOPHY

Student Support & Well-being

Having a dedicated Student Support & Well-being service gives you the peace of mind that there is always somewhere to turn for help. Not only are we here for our students when they need us but we proactively provide support through inclusive on-campus and virtual activities, drop-in sessions and awareness campaigns. Find out more about Student Support & Well-being by contacting well-being@ua92.ac.uk

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Here are some examples of the areas we will cover in both subjects:

  • Over three years, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the disciplines and practice of accounting and finance, alongside the theoretical and practical skills you’ll need to really shine in the workplace. Then, invaluably, you’ll have opportunity to prove your knowledge, taking part in placements where you can apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace.
  • Work-based placements are a key aspect of your UA92 degree. This is your chance to gain relevant experience and see how what you learn in the classroom applies in the workplace. It’s your opportunity to develop your skills and competencies – and build a CV that will wow prospective employers.
  • The course is modular, and your studies will combine lectures, seminars, workshops and practical exercises. By studying a wide range of topics in accounting and finance, alongside work placements, you will discover your own strengths and enthusiasms. This combination of practical and theoretical-based study will help you build an amazing competencies portfolio that will prove to future employers your well-rounded and deep understanding.
  • Alongside a syllabus focused on the practice and theory of financial management as a career, our specially developed Target Talent Curriculum will help you develop your wider professional workplace skills. From encouraging you to present like a pro through to helping you apply entrepreneurial principles in all you do, we hope you’ll outshine the graduate job market competition and offer your employer the skills they’re looking for.

Student Finance

What student loans are available to help with tuition fees and living costs?

If you’re a UK national, or have settled status, then applying for student loans should be straight forward. The Tuition Fee loan covers their course fees and a Maintenance loan will help them with living expenses, meaning they shouldn’t have to pay any up-front costs.

How are the loan amounts calculated?

The Tuition Fee loan is paid directly to their higher education provider and they can borrow up to the full cost of their course fees. The Maintenance loan amount is calculated on your household income and other things such as whether they plan to live ‘away from home’.

When do they have to pay it back?

Loan repayments will begin the April after they graduate from their course and are earning over the repayment threshold, which is currently set at £27,295 per year. They will then pay 9% on the amount above £27,295. For example, if they’re earning £30,000 a year, they’ll pay 9% of £2,705 and this is deducted automatically from their pay cheque.

How do they apply for Student Finance?

It’s simple – applications are made to Student Finance England using their Student Finance Portal. When filling in the application they’ll need to provide details of their course, this is how they’ll find the right one:

1. Select Lancaster University (they award UA92 degrees)

2. Search for UA92 in the course area.  

3. Select your course (All our courses have ‘UA92’ at the start).

Tips for completing their Student Finance application

1. They’ll need their passport, bank details and National Insurance number to hand.

2. They may need to provide additional evidence to support their application – do this straight away to avoid any delays in processing their application.

3. If circumstances change, they can make changes to their application or university/course details via their online account.

Student Accommodation

For many parents, this is the first time their son or daughter will live away from home. You’ll want to know they’re safe and more about where they’ll be living. At UA92, we have newly-developed, private and secure student accommodation, provided by Manchester Apartments.

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Here are some examples of the areas we will cover in both subjects:

  • Over three years, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the disciplines and practice of accounting and finance, alongside the theoretical and practical skills you’ll need to really shine in the workplace. Then, invaluably, you’ll have opportunity to prove your knowledge, taking part in placements where you can apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace.
  • Work-based placements are a key aspect of your UA92 degree. This is your chance to gain relevant experience and see how what you learn in the classroom applies in the workplace. It’s your opportunity to develop your skills and competencies – and build a CV that will wow prospective employers.
  • The course is modular, and your studies will combine lectures, seminars, workshops and practical exercises. By studying a wide range of topics in accounting and finance, alongside work placements, you will discover your own strengths and enthusiasms. This combination of practical and theoretical-based study will help you build an amazing competencies portfolio that will prove to future employers your well-rounded and deep understanding.
  • Alongside a syllabus focused on the practice and theory of financial management as a career, our specially developed Target Talent Curriculum will help you develop your wider professional workplace skills. From encouraging you to present like a pro through to helping you apply entrepreneurial principles in all you do, we hope you’ll outshine the graduate job market competition and offer your employer the skills they’re looking for.

Inclusive Support

We recommend you let us know about a condition that could affect your ability to study

It’s really important that we are aware of any disabilities, specific learning difficulties, long-term illnesses or mental health conditions, so we can look into making reasonable adjustments and providing help and advice, during a student’s studies. Our aim is to remove barriers and provide an inclusive environment.

What do you consider a disability to be?

A disability is a diagnosed condition that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on someone’s ability to carry out daily activities. This could include a specific learning difficulty e.g. dyslexia or ADHD; mental health condition e.g. anxiety or depression; mobility impairment e.g. wheelchair user; sensory disability e.g. visual or hearing impairment; long-term health condition e.g. epilepsy, arthritis, diabetes.

When and how should a disability be disclosed?

We advise disclosing a disability on UCAS applications or self-referring to our Inclusive Support Service as soon as possible by emailing inclusivesupport@UA92.ac.uk. Please note that an application for Disabled Students’ Allowances can take up to 14 weeks to process – which we can help with.

Do we need to provide evidence from a medical professional?

Yes – in order to set up support at UA92 and to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) students will need to provide medical evidence as proof of their eligibility. It is fairly common for learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia to go undiagnosed, therefore if you are concerned we can provide a free screening or referral for a full diagnostic assessment, if required.

What support do you provide to disabled students?

Every student is assessed on an individual basis, so we can make sure they’ll receive the best possible support based on their needs. Usually we develop a support plan with students, which is shared with their academic staff, with their permission. We are also committed to providing an inclusive curriculum for all students which reduces the need to make individual adjustments in the learning environment.

How accessible is your building for disabled students?

Our campus has been accredited by AccessAble and there are detailed guides available online. The building is open, spacious and accessible to everyone. With wide thoroughfares, lift access, designated parking and flexible teaching, break out and meeting spaces.