First the good news. From August all undergraduate and post graduate OCA students will have access to the UCA online library service. This includes all e-magazines, e-books and journals. The range and depth of these resources cannot be exaggerated and students will notice an immediate benefit. For many level 1 students this might be because they no longer have to subscribe to magazines such as the British Journal of Photography or Selvedge (screenshots above and below) or buy books which they can read online or download sections. As students progress through their studies the benefits will accumulate and students at level 3 will find the online journal access invaluable for the contextual studies. We are delighted to be able to offer this service to students and are currently testing the functionality and developing guidance materials, so that students will be able to readily use the service when it goes live.
Inevitably services like this cost money and we are announcing today that fees for new students will increase by 10% on 1 August 2017. Fees for existing students will continue to be protected and increase by 2.5% (roughly the current rate of inflation). A full table of fees is available to download here
New students who enrol on their first course before 1 August will have their fees for subsequent courses protected for five years, provided they study continuously (i.e. in each academic year they do one of the following: enrol on a course unit, submit at least one assignment to their tutor or submit work for formal assessment).
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