Presentation on theme: "Higher Education Parents advice and support evening 2013/2014."— Presentation transcript:
Higher Education Parents advice and support evening 2013/2014
Introduction – Tony Kerrison The UCAS application process/Finance – Penny Edwards (University of Brighton) The parent experience – Caroline Mitchell
558898 - applicants to UCAS this year Increase of 18000 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
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
Potential debt No guarantee of a graduate job Some students not ready
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)
Foundation Degrees School Leaver Recruitment Programmes (KPMG) Relaxation of student number controls (ABB+) Gap Year??
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).
Student booklet UCAS noticeboard Twitter/Facebook Tutors with experience of the process Subject specific advice/ interviews from identified staff General interview advice Mock interviews