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APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY. 19 higher education institutions vary in subject areas, specialist focus, student population, location, size and style of teaching.

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1 APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY

2 19 higher education institutions vary in subject areas, specialist focus, student population, location, size and style of teaching campus based universities; distance- learning university; educational partnership institution; art schools; conservatoire Choosing the right University

3 Making Sense of University Choose UWS/2009 Consider subjects that: you enjoy at school you are good at relate to a job/career you are interested in Do your research now: read through prospectuses he conventions institution open days subject specific events careers fairs Choosing the right Course

4 Universities and Colleges Admissions Service Fee of £23 (2014 entry) or £12 for applications to only one course CUKAS application fee of £16 You can apply for up to five different courses

5 Deadline of 15 th October Maximum of four choices in any one of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Science Medicine Dentistry Veterinary Deadline of 15 th October You can apply to one course at either Oxford or Cambridge Oxford and Cambridge

6 Entry Criteria Academic qualifications New national qualifications replacing Standard Grade and Intermediate 1 and 2, along with revised Higher and Advanced Higher, continue to provide benchmark for University admissions criteria

7 Personal Achievements Personal statement highlighting evidence of wider experiences and/or achievement, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, volunteering, caring or part- time employment Satisfactorily performance at interview or audition Entry Criteria

8 Jills Achievement & Progression Route S4 – S5 Single diet Higher Biology Higher Chemistry Higher English Higher Maths Higher French Recognition of Wider Achievement Volunteering at local youth club Placement week at local primary school Achievement Grade B Grade C Grade B Grade B Grade C S6 Higher Geography Higher Modern Studies Achievement Grade A Grade C Jills Learner Journey - Applying to BA Hons Education

9 Richards Achievement & Progression Route S4 National 5 English National 5 French National 5 History National 5 Maths National 5 Modern Studies National 5 Music Recognition of Wider Achievement Initial stages of Duke of Edinburghs Silver Award during S5-S6 Guitar player for local band Achievement BBBBCC S5 Higher English Higher History Higher Music Higher Chemistry Achievement BBBD S6 Advanced Higher Music Higher Modern Studies Higher Geography Achievement BBC Richards Journey - Applying to BA Commercial Music

10 Entry criteria can change from one year to the next Will vary depending on course and institution Entry criteria can change from one year to the next Will vary depending on course and institution

11 Advanced Highers, Baccalaureates and Completion of an HNC or HND can lead to advanced entry to a UWS degree programme Advanced Entry

12 Deadline of 15 th January or 24 th March for art and design courses - check each institution for their preferred date You can apply for up to five courses Art and Design

13 m usi c c ourse s UCAS CUKAS - for applications to an academy of music CUKAS applications require: Academic Referee Music Referee

14 YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT

15 Personal Statement A compelling, engaging and well informed applicant Interests, talents and accomplishments that demonstrate your personality Career aspirations Details of jobs, work experience and voluntary work Statement must be your own work and not copied from other material Should be relevant to all your course choices

16 Good reasons for choosing to apply to a programme Experience and understanding of the subject Independent study research motivation and commitment numeracy and literacy time management Personal Statement

17 1 September 2013 UCAS starts accepting applications online at 15 January 2014 UCAS deadline for most applications Admissions Officers assess your application You may be invited to: o Attend an interview o Submit a portfolio of work o Sit an admissions test

18 Admissions Officers can make one of three decisions: o Conditional Offer o Unconditional Offer o Unsuccessful April/May Universities and colleges must have sent decisions on all applications received by 15 January mid May Applicants must make their decisions on first choice of institution and insurance choice

19 Extra February - June Opportunity to apply to one course if you have received no offers or have changed your mind Adjustment 18 th - 31 st August Opportunity for applicants who exceed the conditions to reconsider their selection Clearing August - September Opportunity for students with conditional or no offers to find a place at Universities with vacancies

20 FIND OUT MORE w ww.uws.ac.u k w ww.ucas.co m w ww.saas.gov.u k w ww.skillsdevelopment.co.u k w ww.prospects.co.u k


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