Presentation on theme: "AGENTS’ BRIEFING Admissions and Scholarships"— Presentation transcript:
1 AGENTS’ BRIEFING Admissions and Scholarships Sue Gemmill Head of Admissions
2 ADMISSIONS AT BRUNELAdmissions Tutors in academic Schools set entry criteriaCentralised Admissions Office makes decisions based on entry criteriaAll correspondence with applicants comes from Admissions OfficeOffers sent out byOnline tracking facility via portal - MyAppsAgents’ portal being plannedAdmissions Tutors per subject areaAny queries on whether someone is eligible should come to Admissions.If you use your address on the application, need to pass information on to applicants. During August, better if student changes to their own address to get information on RegistrationDetails of how to access MyApps is given in the offer letter
3 ADMISSIONS AT BRUNEL (contd) Standard offers for all coursesTransparent entry criteria on course pages of the webOffers made to all those who meet or who are likely to meet entry criteriaInvitation to visit Brunel once offer made (UG) or virtual Open Day available on webLoyalty rewarded for UG applicantsNo point in submitting an application if applicant is unlikely to meet entry criteria.International students can come to the campus when it suits them and we will try to arrange a campus tour.
4 CHANGES TO BRUNEL ADMISSIONS One centralised office dealing with all applications regardless of fee statusSame office deals with fee assessmentLarger admissions teams dealing with specific subject areas – 4 teamsSeparate team dealing with course enquiries within Brunel AdmissionsOffice move mid-March. Will take time to see the improvements, as training of all staff takes place.
5 ADVANTAGES OF CHANGES One contact point for agents A single process used for all applicationsEqual service to all applicantsQuicker turnaround at peak periods
6 HOW TO APPLY Undergraduate applications: via UCAS Single application for up to 5 choices saves timeOfficial documentation sent by both UCAS and Brunel; progress can be tracked onlinePostgraduate applications: onlineFaster turnaround timeNo errors made in transferring dataPaper application form being phased outCan just apply to 1 university if they wantCan’t apply directly to universities and use UCAS. Should be one or the other.We are looking at improving the application process for agents
7 TIMESCALES UG applications September up to 15 January Later applications accepted if course vacanciesPG applications accepted from OctoberApplications accepted up to July provided space available (or later if no visa required)Normal turnaround time for an offer 1-2 weeks on online applicationsCAS issued once all conditions of offer metOctober when online application system goes live with new start dates
8 TURNAROUND TIME Affected by: Application not being completed online Illegible handwriting causes errors in data entryMisplacement of paper; delay with attachmtIncomplete applicationTranscript missing from postgraduate applicationWork experience detail missing from MBA, Corporate Brand ManagementReferences missingHave to go back to applicant to ask for additional informationReferences – some Schools happy to make this a condition of offer but not allUp to 3 weeks online - aim for one week. 3 weeks+ for paper
9 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 150 UG Academic Excellence - £3,000 for 3 yearsA levels, International Baccalaureate, BTEC level 3 Ext DipClosing date for applications 31 July (e-vision)PG Academic Excellence – 15% fee discountFirst class honours degree from UK awarding universityNo application required30 International Scholarships + 7 Alumni (UG/PGT/PGR) – 15% fee discount for year 1Closing date for applications 28 May (web)AAA, IB 35, D*D*D*2% prompt payment discountAdditional 15% for alumni
10 Ms Charlotte Norman firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT FOR AGENTSMs Charlotte NormanMs Richenda Brewer – Deputy Head of AdmissionsMrs Sue Gemmill – Head of Admissions