Presentation on theme: " Career Prospects and Employability Earnings Average £25,000 pa starting salary Over £100,000 in lifetime Pensions and Retirement Provision Transferable."— Presentation transcript:
43000+ courses 300+ Universities and Colleges 685,078 applications in 2010 474,746 got places 1 in 3 expected to be unsuccessful in 2011 Which subject? Career requirements Admissions Tests Costs Popularity and Competition Location Which course?
One subject or more? Sandwich Courses Languages Entry Requirements Grades Points Specific Requirements Predicted Grades Parental Opinion / Agreement
Home or Away? Traditional or Modern? City or Rural? Campus or Non-Campus based? Accommodation Academic Resources Sports and Leisure Facilities Nightlife Student Support Services Cost of living OPEN DAYS, RESEARCH
Making choices Combinations & Restrictions Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science (Early Entry Cohort) DEADLINES Monday 26 th September – Early Entry Cohort Friday 21 st October - Everyone Registering with UCAS Personal Statement Reference Payment
UCAS welcome letter with personal ID Online TRACK system Unconditional, Conditional, Rejection Firm & Insurance choices No offers EXTRA (Mid Feb to end June) Clearing (From July)
Tuition Fees Rationale Capped at £9000pa No up front fees Maintenance Grants (Means Tested up to £3250) Maintenance Loans (up to £5500) Other income sources Part-Time Students Eligible Repayment 9% of earnings over £21,000 from the following April Maximum 30 years, then written off Interest linked to RPI Roughly £30 per month on £25,000 salary
UCAS Convention – February Oxbridge Students Talk Tutorial Sessions Outside Speaker – James Kennedy University Visit Student Ambassadors Personal Statement Session Draft/Redraft – Tutors, Parents, Family, Friends Work Experience Wider Reading DEADLINES – Use the summer holidays well