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1 Higher Education Parents advice and support evening 2013/2014

2  Introduction – Tony Kerrison  The UCAS application process/Finance – Penny Edwards (University of Brighton)  The parent experience – Caroline Mitchell

3  applicants to UCAS this year  Increase of from last year but still down on 2011 figures  50,000 - HE courses available  300 – Universities and HE colleges in the UK  99 – percentage of students that applied online  118 – the number of students per second that logged on to UCAS website at peak time on results day

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5  1.Oxford  2. Cambridge  3.LSE  4. Imperial College  5.Durham  6.St Andrews  7.UCL  8.Warwick  9.Bath  10.Exeter

6  Sussex & Southampton (18)  Surrey (26)  Chichester (61)  Portsmouth (63)  Brighton (69)  Southampton Solent (113)

7  1.Manchester  2.London  3.Cambridge  4.Nottingham  5.Oxford  6.Bristol  7.Warwick  8.Durham  9.Birmingham  10.Bath

8 University% 1.Imperial college London LSE Kings College, London Cambridge Oxford UCL Bath City Robert Gordon Bradford Aston Newcastle Durham Harper Adams Bristol80.7

9  May be required for entry to some careers  Improve job prospects and earning potential  Offer the opportunity to study a subject that they are passionate about  Prepare students for the world of work  Allow time to consider career options  Allows students to access the benefits of student life

10  Potential debt  No guarantee of a graduate job  Some students not ready

11  No qualification £873,392 (£16,796 per year)  GCSE grades A-C or equivalent £1,022,112 (£19,656 per year)  GCE A-level or equivalent £1,233,024 (£24,660 per year)  Degree or equivalent: £1,819,792 (£38,718 per year)

12  Foundation Degrees  School Leaver Recruitment Programmes (KPMG)  Relaxation of student number controls (ABB+)  Gap Year??

13  The students will register with UCAS on Friday and commence their personal statements.  Personal statements need to be finalised over the summer.  Subject staff are currently preparing subject based references.  These references will then be sent to the tutors who will meet with the students to formulate the overall reference, early in the Autumn Term.  Deadline for applications will be the end of October (October 15 th for Oxbridge and Medicine applications).

14  Student booklet  UCAS noticeboard  Twitter/Facebook  Tutors with experience of the process  Subject specific advice/ interviews from identified staff  General interview advice  Mock interviews


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