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1 AGENTS’ BRIEFING Admissions and Scholarships Sue Gemmill Head of Admissions

2 ADMISSIONS AT BRUNEL Admissions Tutors in academic Schools set entry criteria Centralised Admissions Office makes decisions based on entry criteria All correspondence with applicants comes from Admissions Office Offers sent out by email Online tracking facility via portal - MyApps Agents’ portal being planned

3 ADMISSIONS AT BRUNEL (contd) Standard offers for all courses Transparent entry criteria on course pages of the web Offers made to all those who meet or who are likely to meet entry criteria Invitation to visit Brunel once offer made (UG) or virtual Open Day available on web Loyalty rewarded for UG applicants

4 CHANGES TO BRUNEL ADMISSIONS One centralised office dealing with all applications regardless of fee status Same office deals with fee assessment Larger admissions teams dealing with specific subject areas – 4 teams Separate team dealing with course enquiries within Brunel Admissions

5 ADVANTAGES OF CHANGES One contact point for agents A single process used for all applications Equal service to all applicants Quicker turnaround at peak periods

6 HOW TO APPLY Undergraduate applications: via UCAS – Single application for up to 5 choices saves time – Official documentation sent by both UCAS and Brunel; progress can be tracked online Postgraduate applications: online – Faster turnaround time – No errors made in transferring data – Paper application form being phased out

7 TIMESCALES UG applications September up to 15 January – Later applications accepted if course vacancies PG applications accepted from October – Applications accepted up to July provided space available (or later if no visa required) Normal turnaround time for an offer 1-2 weeks on online applications CAS issued once all conditions of offer met

8 TURNAROUND TIME Affected by: Application not being completed online – Illegible handwriting causes errors in data entry – Misplacement of paper; delay with email attachmt Incomplete application – Transcript missing from postgraduate application – Work experience detail missing from MBA, Corporate Brand Management – References missing

9 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 150 UG Academic Excellence - £3,000 for 3 years – A levels, International Baccalaureate, BTEC level 3 Ext Dip – Closing date for applications 31 July (e-vision) PG Academic Excellence – 15% fee discount – First class honours degree from UK awarding university – No application required 30 International Scholarships + 7 Alumni (UG/PGT/PGR) – 15% fee discount for year 1 – Closing date for applications 28 May (web)

10 CONTACT FOR AGENTS Ms Charlotte Norman Ms Richenda Brewer – Deputy Head of Admissions Mrs Sue Gemmill – Head of Admissions

11 Any Questions?

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