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  • Glasgow September 2014

    Hi guys

    Thought I would create a thread for anyone going to Glasgow in Sep 14. I just got my offer through today (conditional on ENG and reference) and I'm with Clyde Marine.

  • #2
    Hello,

    Well done! I'm going to Glasgow as well HNC Engine also with Clyde.

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    • #3
      Don't forget! Big booze up for Charity in the Mansion House on the 5th! All new cadets should come along and join in!
      I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

      All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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      • #4
        I'm starting in September as well. Deck. Just got to get my medical, which is on Monday, and I'm sorted!

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        • #5
          Got my offer through today for Deck just waiting for Medical.

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          • #6
            alright guys, i got my offer yesterday, going in post this afternoon, planning to stay at the halls, was wondering if anyone knows if we can still apply for student loans etc?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by soconnor90 View Post
              alright guys, i got my offer yesterday, going in post this afternoon, planning to stay at the halls, was wondering if anyone knows if we can still apply for student loans etc?
              Start here http://www.officercadet.com/showthre...=Student+loans
              Yes you can apply for a student loan quite late even when you have started college there are limits check the website.
              If you use the search function there are many other threads. Depending on if you are HND or FD also depends on if you can access them
              Just bear in mind it does have to be paid back, qualified officers pay will put you in the bracket to pay back fairly soon, it is not interest free, have you sorted out a student bank account? There are free and cheap overdrafts with some. Consider it carefully. I don't know if you are just leaving school or a mature student in which case of course you may well have existing commitments that could be difficult to cover on a cadet bursary.
              I know there have been posts in here where people have regretted getting them, and spent the money on fun and going out.

              Might I suggest you wait and see how you manage. I'm also not sure how it is paid direct to you, as normally student loan company pay the college directly, there must be a way as people have done it, but I'm not sure if that is still possible. They have a habit of changing!
              You may be able to access a grant that is not repaid depending on your family finances.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Midge View Post
                I'm also not sure how it is paid direct to you, as normally student loan company pay the college directly, there must be a way as people have done it, but I'm not sure if that is still possible. They have a habit of changing!
                Loans are paid directly into your bank account, as has always been the case as far as I know. Loans for tuition fees etc in England may be different but we don't need to worry about that in Scotland thanks to our free higher education!

                I think I know one person who got a student loan out of about 40 of us. I didn't bother, you can manage on a cadets pay if you are sensible and the interest rates on student loans aren't as good as they once were. Having said that once you qualify you should be able to pay it back fairly quickly on an officer's salary. I did make good use of the interest free overdraft on my student bank account though!

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                • #9
                  Of course Eh75 I forgot Scotland was sensible and doesn't charge it's students. All the info is on here for you it covers student going to a Scottish university from Scotland England and Wales.
                  http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departme...rants/scotland

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                  • #10
                    cheers lads, yeah unfortunately im not just leaving school, so slightly worried about paying the accommodation on a ?700 wage, when ive got phone bills etc to pay, but im sure it can be done.

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                    • #11
                      on another note, whats the accommodation like in Glasgow? is it just basic I take it? are they all self catering or is there canteens? anyone actually applied for accommodation recently? how long did it take?

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                      • #12
                        Just want to post this here so that you're all aware...
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                        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                        All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                          Just want to post this here so that you're all aware...
                          Any way of making remote donations?
                          io parlo morse

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by endure View Post
                            Any way of making remote donations?
                            Via their website I reckon. Could always come up yourself! There is some relatively cheap accommodation up here...
                            I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                            All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                            • #15
                              Would you drive a 500 mile round trip in a 2002 Ford Ka? Neither would I!
                              io parlo morse

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