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1 Signposting Success and Supporting University Applicants ALAN BULLOCK, CAREERS CONSULTANT, ALANBULLOCKCAREERS.COM MELANIE MOORHOUSE, CAREERS AND HIGHER EDUCATION, ST. CLARE’S OXFORD

2 “When I was young”

3 Options University Degree Type VocationalOr AcademicLiberal Arts Model Bachelors or Integrated Masters With a Sandwich Year SponsoredLocationUKEUUSAWorldwide Gap Year InternshipVolunteeringTravellingLearningEmploymentApprenticeship Company Training Scheme

4 Let your students in on the plan

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6 Deciding on a focus Use factors to narrow long list to short list Decide on final choices for application

7 Smart Information Management and Filtration

8 How do you communicate to students? Information Newsletter Post

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10 Making the most of free resources

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17 INSPIRING STUDENTS… TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX 1.It’s good to be confused! 2.The new 18+ landscape 3.Menus 4.You can’t all be doctors! 5.Kiera’s tickets to the future 6.Jack’s degree of many colours 7.Jessica: it’s the journey, isn’t it? 8.Nathan: young and foolish?

18 INSPIRING STUDENTS… WITH REAL DESTINATIONS INFO like…. Tom: Psychology … Anna: Fine Art … Alex: Politics … Yvette: PPE … Helena: History … Forensic Psychologist at HMP Isle of Wight Celebrity Mural Designer BBC Political Correspondent Shadow Home Secretary Social Media Champion for Innocent Smoothies

19 INSPIRING STUDENTS… TO WRITE PERSONAL STATEMENTS TO DIE FOR! 1.It’s not The Apprentice 2.I was born to dance! 3.Model statements… 4.…we want to hear your voice 5.Raymond Blancs Brassiere 6.Muhammad Ali quotes 7.Polished but boring 8.So what? 9.Florence & Beatrix 10. Weird is not a selling point 11. Freud & the super-curricular 12. Physics at Bath 13. Synergy with the reference 14. Hitting people in Portsmouth

20 GET IT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH!


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