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BA (HONS) PDMT

SEPTEMBER 2024
NEW STARTER INFORMATION

Hi September 2024 new starters... congratulations again for successfully auditioning to train at Dancebox College!

Firstly, well done to you all. We had a really strong standard of applicants this year and, as a result, competition for places was more fierce than ever... so you should be very proud of yourself for securing your place at Dancebox College.

 

We can't wait to welcome you to the college later in the year, but in the meantime, we've put some useful information below that you'll need to get ready for your Dancebox journey!

STUDENT LOAN APPLICATION DETAILS / PROCESS

You can now begin the process of applying for your tuition fee and maintenance loans using the information listed below:

  • Create your account and make your application here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance

  • Once you get to the 'Course & Fees' section:

    1. 'Where do you plan to study?' enter 'Buckinghamshire New University'

    2. 'What course...?' enter 'W3DB'

    3. Click on the blue 'Professional Dance & Musical Theatre' text

    4. Click 'Continue'

  • You should have confirmation of the course selection as 'Professional Dance and Musical Theatre - Bachelor Degree with Honours - Buckinghamshire New University'

  • You should then be able to complete your tuition fee loan application, with the correct fee tariff of £9250 being automatically generated by the system.

  • You should also then be able to continue to make your maintenance loan application if required.

SELF-FUNDING STUDENTS

 

If you are planning on paying your fees without accessing loan funding, please let us know by email to vocational@danceboxstudios.co.uk. We will invoice you directly for fees, which will be payable either in one lump sum prior to the start of the academic year, or you can opt to pay in instalments as per the schedule below.

 

Single Payment Option A/Y 24/25

£9250.00 - Payment Deadline - Friday 30th August '24

 

Instalment Payment Option A/Y 24/25

Payment 1 - £3083.33 - Payment Deadline - Friday 30th August '24

Payment 2 - £3083.33 - Payment Deadline - Friday 27th December '24

Payment 3 - £3083.34 - Payment Deadline - Friday 25th April '25

HOW TO JOIN THE NEW STARTERS FORUM / ONLINE CHAT GROUP

We hope that the forum will be a really useful place to meet your classmates, ask questions and also connect with our existing students about all things Dancebox!

 

Feel free to comment on the introductory post to introduce yourself but if you have a question that you'd like one of our existing students to respond to, please feel free to use the 'Create New Post' option to start a new thread.

You can access the forum HERE using the password DBstart24

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION IN MILTON KEYNES

 

  • Clarence House (and other Central MK properties)

Golden Living - https://www.glpcsuk.com/ - info@glpcsuk.com -  01908 200881

 

  • The students in the Forum page will also be able to provide additional contacts for estate agents in the local area who provide accommodation for students.

We are also compiling a host family list from our Junior School and will add this to this page at the beginning of May.

ACCOMMODATION IN BEDFORD

Bedford provides one of the only dedicated Halls of Residence in the local area which provides accommodation exclusively for full time students.

Polhill Park - Bedford - X5 Bus - about 30-40 minutes in morning traffic

https://wearehomesforstudents.com/student-accommodation/bedford/polhill-park

ACCOMMODATION IN NORTHAMPTON

Northampton is only about 15 minutes by train from Milton Keynes and offers plentiful student accommodation as there is a large university in the city. The following estate agents are all part of the Northampton Student Landlord Network and all have an affiliation with the University of Northampton, but offer accommodation to students of other universities / colleges.

UNIFORM

We will talk everyone through the uniform requirements for each subject / class at the orientation day in June, but to allow you to plan for your uniform expense, we have listed the core items which you will need in the PDF below.

CLICKABLE LINKS FROM SHOE SECTION

Shein Commercial Heels

Joheela Commercial Heels

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • Online Accommodation Q&A - Wednesday 17th April - 6.00pm

  • Online Freshers 'Introduction to Student Life' - Friday 17th May - Time TBC

  • In-person Orientation Day - Friday 21st June - 12.00 - 4.00pm

  • Uniform Ordering Deadline - Friday 28th June

  • Term Starts - Tuesday 17th September

 

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