Presentation on theme: "HIGHER EDUCATION 2012 Information Evening 14 th September 2011 WELCOME."— Presentation transcript:
HIGHER EDUCATION 2012 Information Evening 14 th September 2011 WELCOME
HIGHER EDUCATION 2012 PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING AIM: Insight into range of institutions and courses available Understanding of what HEIs are looking for in an applicant and how they support students Aware of financial implications of HE study and support available
HIGHER EDUCATION 2012 PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING Understanding of the support available in college Appreciation of method of application and timescales. Opportunity to ask questions
HIGHER EDUCATION 2009 PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING Wednesday 12 th May 2010: Cove Theatre 6.30pmWelcome and IntroductionsJane Catchpole Careers Education and Guidance Manager, Wiltshire College 6.35pmAdmissions processes – making your Susan Welsh personal statement work.Partnerships Officer- University of the West of England 6.55pmStudent Life- My StoryEmma Sheppard; Student Ambassador- University of the West of England. 7.15pm Supporting College Students Teresa Brown Advanced Tutor, Wiltshire College 7.30pmThe UCAS Application processJane Catchpole Careers Adviser, Wiltshire College 7.40pmFunding HE studies in 2012/13Teri OHara Student Finance Advice Manager- University of Gloucestershire 7.55pmClose, Refreshments and Questions Jane Catchpole Careers Education and Guidance Manager, Wiltshire College
Whats news in Higher Education? Increased Fees? Alternative routes? Open University Staying local Distance learning Part time learning Overseas study Foundation degrees/HNDs
ADMISSIONS PROCESSES & MAKING YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT WORK. SUSAN WELSH UWE
WHY I APPLIED TO UNIVERSITY & STUDENT LIFE STUDENT AMBASSDOR- EMMA SHEPPARD STUDENT AMBASSDOR- EMMA SHEPPARD YEAR 3 PRIMARY EDUCATION YEAR 3 PRIMARY EDUCATION UWE
GETTING THE NEXT STEP RIGHT SUPPORT IN COLLEGE SUPPORT IN COLLEGE TERESA BROWN & GILL JEWITT ADVANCED TUTORS
The Role of Academic Advisers We prefer this approach Rather than…………
The Role of Academic Advisers One to one tutorials Target setting using the EILP Advice on University and course choice Community Campus Programme which offers 28.5 hours of enrichment across the year. Students book into relevant sessions Wednesday afternoon activities such as; Understanding the apply system University visits External Speakers UCAS events in year 1
The Role of Academic Advisers Community Campus Careers Programme University speakers into college Help with writing personal statements Careers Interviews Careers Fair last year Taking a year out – benefits and pitfalls HE student finance talks Access to one to one guidance Access to bespoke online tools
Support from My Career Online
RESEARCH Read – books/software/internet Explore – University open days Short list – you only have 5 choices Examine – courses in detail Ask – for advice Revise your ideas – after initial research Check out – your decisions with people you trust Happy – The right decisions have been made
HIGHER EDUCATION 2012 THE UCAS APPLICATION PROCESS JANE CATCHPOLE CAREERS ADVISER
The applicant - UCAS online application
5 choices Open day visits/research Entry profile UCAS Tariff Search tips
Help out there!
Individuals register for an online secure application form Completed section by section Cost £11 for a single choice, £22 for 2-5 Choices. Deadlines: 15 th October Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary College deadline 30 th November 15 th January all on time applicants, 24 th March specific Art and Design, 30 June UACS Closes. Applicants after this date will enter clearing directly.
Register UCAS creates a username Use college buzzword Careers Advisers/Advanced tutors can: Unlock application forms, re set passwords, add references, and more…..
Statement Mini essay Clear structure No jokes Created in word 47 lines or 4000 characters
Communication via UCAS Track Conditional/Unconditional FirmInsurance DeclineWithdraw 31 st March- Universities communicate on time offers 9 th May Applicants deadline for their decisions Extra- no offers/change of choice Feb 24 th – 4 th July
Confirmation of place You are accepted by your firm choice You receive a 'changed course' offer You are declined by your firm choice and are accepted by your insurance choice You are declined by your firm choice and don't have an insurance choice, or you are also declined by your insurance choice = Clearing
Clearing 16 th August -30 th September Access clearing lists online, national press Negotiate with Universities