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1 University of Aberdeen | University of Dundee | University of Edinburgh | University of Glasgow Glasgow School of Art | University of St Andrews | University of Stirling University of the Highlands and Islands Scottish Universities | NACAC 2013

2 Overview  Scotland – the country  Why study in Scotland?  Overview of universities  Overview of undergraduate study  Overview of postgraduate study  Student life  Costs and employment opportunities

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4  Braveheart  Men in kilts  Highland cows and highland dancing  Four seasons in one day!  Whisky and haggis Scotland’s image

5  1 of 4 countries making up the UK  5.1 million population  Own parliament, own education system  Vibrant cities, beautiful countryside  Hospitable and welcoming to visitors  Easy access to and from Europe Scotland the nation

6  Business and the economy  Music and film  Literature and the arts  Sport  Education  Four seasons in one day  Haggis…and whisky! Scotland today

7  The telephone | Alexander Graham Bell  Television | John Logie Baird  Economics | Adam Smith  Penicillin | Alexander Fleming  Dolly the Sheep | Roslin Institute, Edinburgh  Harry Potter | J.K. Rowling  Bond…James Bond | Sean Connery  The 12 th Doctor | Peter Capaldi Scotland gave the world…

8 Scottish Higher Education University of the Highlands and Islands Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow School of Art Royal Conservatoire of Scotland University of Glasgow University of Strathclyde University of West of Scotland University of Stirling University of Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Napier University Queen Margaret University University of Abertay Dundee University of Dundee St. Andrews University University of Aberdeen Scottish Agriculture College Robert Gordon University

9  Over 500 years of Higher Education  Qualifications recognised worldwide  Top quality teaching and research  Outstanding facilities and study environment  An international community  Safe, welcoming, friendly society Why study in Scotland?

10  Wide range of courses available  Typical degree programme – 4 years  Scotland’s degree structure offers:  BREADTH in early years of study  DEPTH in later years  FLEXIBILITY  High graduation and employment rates Undergraduate study

11  Wide range of courses available  Typical degree programme – 4 years  Scotland’s degree structure offers:  BREADTH in early years of study  DEPTH in later years  FLEXIBILITY  High graduation and employment rates Subject choice

12  Huge variety of degrees available:  Academic  Vocational  Something different?  Professional accreditation  Strengths & Specialisms  Varying entry requirements Subject choice

13 Scotland’s Higher Education institutions offer a variety of student experiences. Find something to suit your lifestyle:  Location?  Large or small?  City centre?  Parkland Campus? University choice

14  Getting involved:  Students’ Union/Students’ Association  Clubs and Societies  Sport  Student Support and welfare  Study Abroad exchanges (undergraduate students) Student life

15 Accommodation

16  All international students are entitled to work in Scotland during their studies  International students can work up to 20 hours per week on a student visa  Scottish universities have excellent employment rates  Links with industry  Careers Centres and Job Shops to help students Employment opportunities

17  Living costs:  Low costs compared to other parts of UK  Average yearly living costs: £5,500 - £7,500  Tuition costs:  Average tuition is £9,000-£12,000 per year Cost of study in Scotland

18  Founded in 1845, the GSA is one of the last remaining independent art schools in the UK  Specialist practice-led, studio based and theoretical education.  Fine Art, Design, Architecture + Digital  69 international partner institutions and a campus in Singapore Glasgow School Of Art

19  Ancient University founded in 1495  Stunning city centre campus in Scotland's 3rd largest city Huge range of bachelor programmes, every from A-Z (Accountancy - Zoology)  World leader in oil and gas training (Bachelor, Master and PhD) Old & New!  Olympic Sports Village - opened 2009  Olympic swimming pool opening early in 2014 for Commonwealth Games  $89m new library opened 2011 University of Aberdeen

20  Scenic location  Established 1881  Four Colleges offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes  £200 million campus redevelopment project completed in 2008  Number 1 in Scotland for Student Experience (Times Higher 2013)  18,000 students, 15% international from over 85 countries University of

21  Influencing the World since 1583  Ranked in the World’s top 20 (QS 2013/14)  Over 30,000 students following the merger with Edinburgh College of Art  140 different nationalities (36% non-UK)  Multi-site campus with comprehensive offering of degree courses  £60 million main library refurbishment  Walking distance to some of Scotland’s most influential institutions;  The National Library, Gallery and Museum of Scotland as well as the Scottish Parliament  A major host of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival University of Edinburgh

22  Founded in 1451  Ranked 54 in the QS World Rankings  92% Student Satisfaction  Member of the prestigious Russell Group: over 20,000 students (over 30% international)  600 degree combinations across four colleges  Based in Scotland's biggest city, Glasgow; UNESCO City of Music and Commonwealth Games 2014 host city University of Glasgow

23 About us:  Partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions across the Highlands and Islands  HRH The Princess Royal is the first Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands. What we offer:  Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  Creative Industries  Gaelic Medium Studies  Education  Health and Wellbeing  Business, Leisure and Tourism  Computing and IT  Science, Environment and Rural Studies  Energy, Engineering and Construction University of the Highlands and Islands Where we stand:  According to the recent National Student Survey we are ranked joint 7th for student satisfaction out of the 18 Scottish higher education institutes which took part What to expect:  Highlands and Islands is the biggest natural outdoor playground in the UK from mountains waiting to be climbed and lochs waiting to be sailed  A range of events throughout the year including music, book and film festivals

24 University of St Andrews  Scotland’s first university  Celebrating 600 years:

25  Founded in 1967  Student Focused and Research Led.  Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence  Set on a beautiful 310 acre campus surrounding Airthrey Lock, complete with its own castle and 9 hole golf course!  A choice of around 300 high quality degree combinations to create the programme that will suit student’s strengths.  1st in Scotland, 9th in the UK, and 61st in the world (The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Table, 2013, which ranks the world’s best 100 universities under 500 years old)  The University of Stirling has been ranked in the top 12 of UK universities for graduate employment*. 94% of our 2012 graduates were in work and/or further study within six months of graduation.(*The Telegraph)  Stirling is at Scotland’s Heart – 45 minutes to both Glasgow or Edinburgh and it coined the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ ! University of Stirling

26 University of Aberdeen | University of Dundee | University of Edinburgh | University of Glasgow Glasgow School of Art | University of St Andrews | University of Stirling University of the Highlands and Islands Scottish Universities | NACAC 2013

27 UCAS end of cycle figures United States of America2,8233,0323,2593,3203,487 Canada1,6841,8532,0192,2552,451 Applicants United States of America 1,1911,3301,3981,4601,419 Canada ,0571,076 Acceptances

28 Benefits of becoming a UCAS centre Ability to manage applications (Can be used for foundation programmes, schools, agencies or HEI’s own overseas offices) Access to dedicated Schools Helpline Centres receive information on UCAS’ in-country visits, communications and operational updates 28/04/2015 At the heart of connecting people to higher education 28

29 UCAS resources for advisers  We produce a range of resources which you can access at  These include:  the UCAS Adviser Guide  adviser Toolkits  example applicant letters and guides  PDF copies of our core publications such as the International Adviser, Applicant and Parent guides  Adviser newsletter communications See our adviser blog at ucasonline.blogspot.co.uk ucasonline.blogspot.co.uk At the heart of connecting people to higher education

30 NEW for Apply 2014 entry Improved on screen text to ensure that the applicant enters their name as it appears in their passport. Extend applicant name fields in Apply to enable applicant to enter their name as it appears in their passport. In UCAS Apply validate and inform applicants that they must enter either qualifications and/or work experience in their application. Improve the search facility the applicant uses when searching for their qualifications to make the search more interactive and reduce the need for the applicant to enter their qualifications as free text. Personal statement in Apply to be a minimum of 1,000 characters before Clearing. Allow amendments to personal statements in Extra. To support UKBA requirements applicants will be asked if they have previously studied in the UK on a student visa. Allow UCAS and CUKAS applicants in Apply and Track to upload supporting documents as proof of their identity, for the 2014 year of entry this will be limited to scanned images of passports. In future years this will be extended to other forms of identity, proof of qualifications and proof of ability (eg pictures, photographs, video etc). 28/04/


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