New Starters 2022 Entry - Northern School of Contemporary Dance
 

New Starters 2022 Entry

We look forward to welcoming you to the NSCD community.

All key information will be posted here over the coming weeks and months, so please return to this page for updates. Last updated on 04 July 2022.

We will email you with any critical information that requires action from you.

The start date for all new students starting their course at NSCD is anticipated to be Monday 19 September 2022 .  This first week will be an Induction Week which will include sessions to introduce you to NSCD and your course (see section below for full details).  All students will then return on Monday 26 September when the standard timetable will commence. You can see the timetable for 2022-2023 here 

Please note: Those studying MA Contemporary Dance Performance: Professional Placement Scheme (PPS) will have a variety of start dates, depending on their placement.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to do next?

Submit your entry requirement conditions as listed in full in your offer letter, and summarised below, using the following online form:

> NSCD Entry Requirement Submissions 2022 Entry

Please submit these as soon as you are able to, although we acknowledge many of you will not receive results until July/August. As soon as we receive your entry requirement conditions we will issue your Unconditional Offer Letter.  At this stage we will also provide a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for those who require a Student Route Visa.

    • Your Academic entry qualifications (transcript or certificate) – please use the correct box for your course/level qualifications
    • IF English is not your first language submit your English language requirements (transcript or certificate translated to English). See our Overseas Students page for our English Entry Requirements.
    • IF you will require a Student Route Visa, please submit your financial evidence that you have sufficient funds available to pay your course fees and support yourself in the UK for 1 academic year.  See NSCD-Student-Visa-Information-1.pdf
  • MA Contemporary Dance Performance Professional Placement Scheme (PPS) 2022 Entry Students (not including those joining Watson Dance Project) need to complete this pre-enrolment form by the end of June 2022. There will be further steps required for you to complete your full enrolment with NSCD which will be provided by the Admissions Team. All other courses (BA, CertHE, MA Verve, MA PPS: Watson Dance Project and MA Dance and Creative Enterprise) please complete the 2022 New Starters Health Declaration form by 5pm on 15th July 2022.

Please email us at admissions@nscd.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

How do I join the NSCD Accommodation Facebook Group?

We will be sending out invitations to join this group from early June 2022.  The purpose of the group is for you to:

  • View information about finding accommodation provided by UNIPOL
  • View links to available properties (these will mainly be posted after the NSCD and Unipol Student Homes House Hunting Tips Session; see details in the next section)
  • Connect with current NSCD student representatives who will share their own experience and insight
  • Connect with other students who will be starting a course in September 2022.

Please note that this Facebook Group will be monitored by NSCD and UNIPOL for relevant and appropriate content.  It should be noted that there will be some under 18’s within this group.

How can I find accommodation?

Online Presentation and Q&A

You will be invited to join the  NSCD and Unipol Student Homes House Hunting Tips Session. Time, date and details are TBC but this event will be in June 2022.

Viewing and securing your accommodation

We recommend waiting until after the above presentation to view and secure your accommodation so that you have the full information and details of which properties are available. You may choose to make your own arrangements to visit properties in person on a date convenient to you by making appointments to view the properties you are interested in.  Or, for many of our overseas students, you may wish to secure your property online.

In the meantime please visit our accommodation page here for more information.

I will be travelling to the UK from another country; what is the latest information about entering the UK?

Current regulations may change prior to your travel so you are advised to consult information provided in your current country of residence and via this link: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control.

 

I will be applying for a UKVI Student Route Visa; where can I find information about visas? (Overseas students only)

For further information please see our Overseas Students page and our NSCD Student Visa Information

You will need to submit the evidence for the conditions listed in your offer letter in the online form NSCD entry requirement submissions 2022 entry which is available in + What do I need to do next?

As soon as we receive these documents we can issue you a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) that you will need for your Student Visa application.

You may also wish to view:

Where can I find the information I need to apply for my Student Loan? (Home/EUSS students only)

Full details can be found by clicking on the links below.  Please see the STUDENT FINANCE section on these web pages:

If you have any questions in relation to Student Loans please contact the NSCD Finance Team at accounts.nscd@nscd.ac.uk

Where can I find all the information I will need about being a student at NSCD?

All information is available in the NSCD Student Handbook  which is available here.

This handbook is for 2021-22 and the 2022-23 handbook will be posted at the start of your course. We do not anticipate any major changes. Please also see Codes of Practice for clothing suggestions on page 6.

What are the Term Dates for 2022-23?

2022 – 2023 Term Dates are still in the process of being finalised and will be published on our website when complete.

As an idea of what to expect, you can see the 2021 – 2022 Term dates here for CertHE & BA and here for MA.

What will the Induction Week involve and when should I arrive at NSCD?

The Induction week for students is designed to provide all the key information you will need to prepare you for being a student at NSCD, we try to prioritise the time you have in the studio and the week will include practical, studio based classes including for example:

  • Contemporary
  • Ballet
  • Yoga
  • Bodywork
  • Improvisation

All students will also be given an introduction to the following areas:

  • Student Services including support services:
    • Wellbeing Support
    • Bodywork Support
    • English Language Support
    • Learner Support (including a Quickscan learner questionnaire)
    • Financial support
  • Library
  • Safeguarding & community safety

During the week you will all get to meet staff at NSCD, be introduced to the course and we hope also plenty of time to socialise.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to the Northern School.  This is to introduce you to our timetable system, as this will enable you to access your classes as well as book studio spaces.  If possible please familiarise yourself with this system prior to coming to NSCD, however if you have any problems don’t worry, we can either resolve these via email, or once you are in the building.  In case of difficulties please contact studentservices@nscd.ac.uk in the first instance.

In order to log into this system, please navigate to:

https://nscd.asimut.net and login with your user ID (e.g. 123456) and password (this is the same as for your emails). Please note, this information will be provided later in the summer.

A full guide to using the timetable can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFnT-DOxC0WsZJoooVNQFVtT8QXyvGySdzvDmWE_JZM/edit?usp=sharing

 

There are video guides here:

–          Getting started: https://youtu.be/4qxd9Nr9oH0

–          Calendar Integration: https://youtu.be/KXM3fBQZfo8

–          Booking: https://youtu.be/slTUksQ1qGs

–          Event Signup: https://youtu.be/pinkQq-pPXk

 

All students on the below course will begin induction week in September 2022. Times and dates will be updated here in due course.

  • CertHE in Contemporary Dance
  • CertHE in Cultural Dance Forms
  • BA in Contemporary Dance
  • MA in Contemporary Dance Practice (Verve)
  • MA in Dance and Creative Enterprise
What other information will be posted here?
  • The online Registration Form: A link to the online form will be sent to New Starters in late July/early August for you to complete and submit.  You will receive an email with link along with your full details and instructions on how to access and complete this.

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