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|Bucks offers bursaries to students in need|
- interest rates are low
- students are not expected to repay any part of the loan until they leave the university and are earning at least £21,000 per year. If you can't afford to pay, you don't have to.
- you only pay on what you make over £21,000. Once you earn more than this sum, you start repaying the loan, but only up to 9% of your earnings over £21,000.
- best of all, after around 25 to 35 years, if you still have student loan debt, you can write the whole thing off.
|All our first year students get free laptops|
Plus, there are scholarships (also known as bursaries) available at Bucks, offering up to £6,000 per year. And there are other ways that Bucks helps our students out. On the Animation and Visual Effects course, all our students get a free laptop. The reason for this simple - we want our students to be capable of doing work from home, taking on small freelance jobs before they leave University. We recognise that most students can't afford a laptop - so we give them one for free.
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We offer other stuff too, like a free subscription to the digital learning site www.lynda.com. Again, this makes sense for us because we want all our students to have access to the very latest software. Need a tutorial in After Effects? Look no further. You can study not just on campus, but at home, or on the weekends.
We also have hundreds of videos on animation and visual effects specially recorded for our own students, hosted at Vimeo. Missed something in class? No problem, just watch the videos in your own time. And to get a flavour of what it's like to study at Bucks, check out our (very silly) video below.
If you would like to know more about how to finance your time at University, the student finance page at Bucks gives more information.
For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK. Find out why we're giving free laptops to all our students, and why we give all our students free access to videos at Lynda.com. Also, see what financial assistance might be available to you. Learn which is better for animation, a PC or a Mac? Get hold of a copy of a map so you can find your way around campus, and learn about motion capture at Bucks.