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1 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 An overview of the UCAS application Daniella Wagg Education Liaison and Outreach University of Portsmouth

2 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 Why go to University? To get a degree! Interest in a subject Requirement for the job Better pay prospects For the experience A new challenge To gain new skills

3 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 Lots of choice!!! American Studies Architecture Biomedical Science Computer Games Criminology Creative Writing Dental Hygiene Early Childhood Studies Engineering Forensic Computing Geology Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Illustration International Development International Relations Journalism Languages Marketing Operating Department Practice Palaeontology Product Design Quantity Surveying Radiography Social Work Sport and Exercise Television and Broadcasting Web Technologies

4 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 What to consider when choosing a course?

5 Choosing the right course... Subject!! Entry requirements Teaching and assessment methods Core Vs optional units Work experience and placements Accreditation / Professional registration Study abroad options Employment stats Student satisfaction We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013

6 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 Other factors to consider…… Location & distance from home Facilities/events and activities Accommodation City or Campus? International Links Research interests Staff specialisms

7 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 Who or what is UCAS? Universities and Colleges Admissions Service Manage applications to all Higher Education courses in the UK Personal details Qualifications ALL university choices in one form – up to five Main focus is the personal statement

8 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 What is the ‘Personal Statement? Proving suitability and enthusiasm for a course Personal – it is all about the student Clear Concise – Up to 47 lines Positive

9 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 For higher education? For this course? Career aspirations Admission Tutors… what are they looking for? Work experience / shadowing Part time jobs Volunteering College positions e.g student union, prefect, student council Wider reading, articles, journals Exhibitions, galleries Knowledge of what is required How have current subjects affected your choice? What skills you have gained? What have you enjoyed, field trips, units? Academic skills … working to deadlines, lab reports etc Motivation – why are you applying? Academic ability and potential Active interest in the subject Experience / hobbies MAKE SURE THAT EXAMPLES ARE RELEVANT!!!

10 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 UCAS acknowledges receipt of the application University Admissions Tutors assess each application Track application process online Possible invitation to an interview / auditions / supply portfolio Decisions/offers made via UCAS track CHECK S REGULARLY!!! What happens next?

11 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 Conditional offer Unconditional offer Alternative course offer Unsuccessful Offers may be expressed in either grades or UCAS points, for example, BBB or 300 UCAS points Types of offer?

12 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 After the Offer? Can only reply to universities once all offers are received Select firm choice Can also have an insurance choice UCAS Extra – for late applicants and those who change their mind Results Day Clearing

13 Student Finance Centre Nuffield Centre St Michael’s Road Portsmouth, PO1 2ED Tuition Fees Tuition fees vary from course to course, the maximum is £9,000 per year. Fees may rise each year in line with inflation. Fees at the University of Portsmouth will be £9,000 for full- time courses.

14 Student Finance Centre Nuffield Centre St Michael’s Road Portsmouth, PO1 2ED Tuition Fee Loans Tuition fees do not have to be paid upfront. Eligible Home (UK) and EU students can apply for a loan to cover these costs, whether they study part or full time. Eligibility for the loan depends on residency status in the UK, and any previous study students may have done (either in the UK or elsewhere). Loans are repaid after graduation, depending on income.

15 Student Finance Centre Nuffield Centre St Michael’s Road Portsmouth, PO1 2ED Maintenance Loans Maintenance loans (for living costs) are available to eligible full-time students from England. These loans are partially income-assessed. The repayment terms are exactly the same as the tuition fee loan. The amount of loan available depends on: o Where the student lives o Household income o Whether they receive maintenance grant

16 Student Finance Centre Nuffield Centre St Michael’s Road Portsmouth, PO1 2ED Maintenance Grants Maintenance grants (for living costs) are available to some full-time students from England. These grants are income-assessed, and do not have to be repaid. Household IncomeMaintenance Grant Up to £25,000£3,387 From £25,001 - £42,620Partial grant £42,620+No grant payable

17 Student Finance Centre Nuffield Centre St Michael’s Road Portsmouth, PO1 2ED Summary of government support Students living away from home Household Income Tuition Fee Loan Maintenance Loan Maintenance Grant Total towards living costs £25,000 or less£9,000£4,047£3,387£7,434 £30,000£9,000£4,520£2,441£6,961 £35,000£9,000£4,993£1,494£6,487 £40,000£9,000£5,467£547£6,014 £45,000£9,000£5,519£0£5,519 £50,000£9,000£4,998£0£4,998 £55,000£9,000£4,476£0£4,476 £60,000£9,000£3,955£0£3,955 Over £62,143£9,000£3,731£0£3,731

18 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 Tuition Fees You DO NOT need to pay these fees up-front You do not start repaying until after you finish your course and are earning over £21,000 The loan is written off after 30 years

19 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 Key Dates Mid September – Applications can start to be submitted to UCAS 15 th October – Deadline for Oxford & Cambridge and applications for medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine & veterinary science 15 th Jan – Deadline for all other applications (except certain art & design courses) 24 th March – Some art and design courses

20 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 UCAS Parent Guide Download from the website Ucas.com Hints and tips Useful websites Step by step guide

21 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 We’re in the top 2% of universities in the wo We’re in the top 2% of universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 What can you do next? Visit Uni’sBook on to Open Days Encourage students to Speak to the careers team Do some research – websites & prospectuses Websites Look at the Parent Guide on the UCAS website


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