The Student Loans Company is a UK public sector organisation providing loans, grants, allowances and bursaries to over one million Further Education and Higher Education students annually, across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We provide a series of seminar and training events delivered by both face-2-face and virtual engagement, through which we engage and communicate with a wide variety of organisations with a role in Further Education and Higher Education.
This event programme is enhanced year on year, and we have been busy recently planning our response to the Covid-19 situation; we will be launching a series of webinars and virtual service review forums later on in the year to ensure our partners and stakeholders are kept up to date with the latest changes to our services, products and processes. These events provide the Student Loans Company with the opportunity to receive feedback on your experiences of our services. View details of our upcoming events below:
Registration Now Open!
The UK's exit from the EU has seen significant changes to the rules and regulations surrounding EU citizens and their family members right to live, work or study in the UK.
As a result, student support regulations for EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals studying in the UK from Academic Year 2021/22 are being amended.
To help explain and promote understanding student eligibility and what these will mean to prospective students and supporting IAG practitioners, the Student Loans Company (SLC) Funding Information team will be hosting a webinar covering the fundamental aspects of the new policy.
The webinar will outline information needed for IAG practitioners to support students and will cover the following:
- Student funding eligibility rules for EU/EEA and Swiss Nationals
- Provide examples of the new rules in practice
- Provide early SLC key messages and a high-level overview of student application and evidence requirements for 2021/22
Immediately following the webinar, you will be invited to participate in a live Question and Answer (Q&A) session to explore all aspects of the webinar. The full programme including the webinar and Q&A session should take around 2 hours.
You will be able to attend a follow up Q&A session on Wednesday 24th February which will allow us to answer any further questions that have not been asked previously.
A Q&A Booklet including questions and answers from all the sessions will be issued by the end of February 2021.
This webinar will be of specific interest to the following:
- Education professionals giving advice and guidance to prospective students
- Careers advisors in schools and colleges
- Recruitment and Outreach
- Student Support
Wednesday 10th February 2021
10:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 17th February 2021
10:30 - 12:30
Registration to participate in the webinar is free of charge.
Book out your diary for 24-25 March 2021
Our HE Student Support Seminar is back....in a virtual capacity!
We are delighted to offer a virtual event which will allow Higher Education Providers (HEPs) and The Student Loans Company (SLC) to come together to share insight and knowledge of the student finance system and how it interacts with the student experience of education.
Although the seminar will be delivered in a different format this year, we are working hard to ensure the programme has a good balance of learning, interest and enjoyment for you to benefit from.
We are in the process of finalising the programme and will be back in touch to issue the full programme and open registration at the end of January, in the meantime please book out 24 & 25 March in your diary now!
We can't wait to see you!
Benefits of Attending
The HE Student Support Seminar will provide you with the opportunity to meet your personal development commitments in the knowledge and practice of student finance administration.
The programme will offer a wide range of topics relevant to our work with students and the collaborative work between HEPs and SLC. Each of the sessions will be delivered in an engaging and interactive style as we seek to encourage the development of best practice, joined up student services, awareness of changes and preparation for the academic year ahead.
Who Should Attend
We would encourage attendance from managers, practitioners and specialists from the following business areas:
- Finance & Fees
- Registry, Student Records & Administration
- Funding Information & Guidance
- Audit & Assurance
- Student Services & Strategic Planning
- Welfare & Disabled Student Support
Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 March 2020
Cost There will be no charge to attend this virtual event.
Registration is expected to open by the end of January 2021.
You will receive an email when registration is open with details of how to register.