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1 Welcome to the Higher Education Evening at SWCHS Helen Cox Director of Sixth Form at SWCHS

2 Higher Education evening - speakers Richard Stringer – University of Nottingham Student finance – Anglia Ruskin University Helen Cox – Director of Sixth Form Amy Kennedy – Deputy Director of Sixth Form: overall management of UCAS The Tutors – who write the reference and support the student application process (The Teachers – who give the predicted grades and the subject-specific reference material)

3 The UCAS process at SWCHS has already begun… Choices and guidance discussions on university applications Logging on to Apply and uploading key data Student finance talk Speaking to alumni students about their experience Offer of one-to-one guidance from our careers advisor Personal statement writing advice from Paul Teulon and subject specialist teachers Visit to UEA – Making a competitive application and student budgeting

4 Where do our students go to university? 80% of students who have applied to UCAS have received offers from Russell Group universities (compared to the UCAS average of 58%) Within our top ten most successful universities: 87% of our students were made an offer compared to UCAS average of 66%. Our top 1o most successful universities are: NottinghamLeeds BirminghamExeter BristolNottingham Trent ManchesterSouthampton SheffieldYork

5 Some Key Dates (refer to your handbook for further information) 15 th October: UCAS deadline for early applicants; applications should be completed Friday 26 th September to ensure meeting this. 15 th January 2014: UCAS deadline for all applicants 24 th October(half term): School deadline for completed application for all other applicants. 13 th August 2015: Results Day (tbc) – we strongly recommend you are there.

6 How can parents help? A poll commissioned for a recent Higher Education campaign shows that many mature students had experienced a range of barriers that prevented them going to university straight from school. 11% said their parents’ influenced their decision not to go 77% regret the missed opportunities and experiences

7 How can parents help? “ … throughout the three years – I learned how to cook, and manage money, too. Did my parents get involved with my choice to study at Cardiff? Yes – they came with me to a couple of open days, and they informed themselves about the whole application process, which helped a lot. The advice they gave me when I left home? ‘Be safe and sensible’!” “I couldn’t have followed the career I wanted without a degree.”

8 Parents’ section on UCAS website

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10 Download 2015 Parent Guide works/parents-and-guardians/parent-guide

11 APPLY on sale tonight - £5

12 Useful websites OPEN DAYS: FINANCE:


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