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UCAS n n Universities and College Admission Services Central Application Agency for all full time higher education courses in England, Wales, Scotland Northern Ireland
Fees for 2018: Domicile of Student Location of Institution England Scotland Wales NI England Up to 9 K Scotland Up to 9 K No fee Up to 9 K Wales Up to 9 K NI Up to 9 K Up to £ 3465. 00 EU Up to 9 K No fee Up to 9 K Up to £ 3465. 00 Other International Variable
FEES n n England up to £ 9, 000. 00 Scotland: Varies. Cheaper than England Wales up to £ 9, 000. 00 North of Irl. As North of Ireland studenfts This information needs to be checked
When to Apply n Between 23. 05. 2017 and 15. 01. 2018 n Oxford and Cambridge is 15. 10. 2017 n Also for Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science/Medicine 15 th. Oct.
Medical Bio Medical UKCAT/BMAT n n Deadlines for registration Early Sept. UKCAT £ 90. 00 www. ukcat. ac. uk BMAT 1 st October = Closing date n Med/ Vet Dentistry Vet science courses/Oxford/Cambridge/Test £ 44. 00
Which Course? Making a choice Where to go for help and advice? The internet: Every University has a website with details of the courses available/ entry requirements etc. Click on Entry Profile and Other Tariff Qualifications to find out what Irish Leaving Certificate Requirements are needed UCAS website: www. ucas. com
Researching the courses of your choice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Compile a list of courses you would like to consider. Read the Entry Profile of each course this provides information; The course Specific Entry Requirements (See Other Tariff Qualifications) Careers Possibilities Fees Bursaries Accommodation
Other Tariff Qualifications: Irish Leaving Certificate (Eg; Medicine) Subjects and grades required AAAAAA at higher level obtained at a single sitting. Chemistry is required plus two from Biology, Mathematics and Physics. Additional Information All applicants will be expected to have taken the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
Key Facts about the UCAS Scheme n n n Invisibility (Each college only sees your choice with them) Maximum of 5 choices-only 4 for Medicine, Dentistry, or Vet. Sce. or Medicine Simultaneous Consideration-all colleges look at your application at the same time.
Key Facts about UCAS n § § Conditional Offers-2 can be held, based on you attaining specific grades One Firm Acceptance (Conditional), One Insurance Acceptance UCAS Extra-March to June, Vacancies will be listed on website.
UCAS apply n n n Popular web based application system Obtain buzz word from Guidance Counsellor Apply Through School/Reference – deadlines and dates are applied ! There is an on-screen help facility which will help guide you through your application UCAS tracking system.
Criteria For Offers n n n Junior Certificate Results Academic reference including prediction of grades. Personal Statement Interview Aptitude Results (medicine/law)
College Fees n n European Students pay the same as UK students to study in England, Wales and North of Ireland. (This must be checked) Scotland: Fees are less and sometimes there are none. This must be checked North of Ireland /Irish Students treated the same as N. I. Students need about a 1, 000 Euro per month to live on.
Scotland n n n Always check with SAAS about fees. Applications have to be made for fee waiver. £ 3, 500? ? ?
Sections to be filled In • • • Personal details 5 Choices Education History Employment Personal statement Predicted Grades Reference Declaration Pay and send
Personal Statement n n Evidence of commitment, motivation, and suitability (paragraphs and headings) Relevant Work Experience Voluntary work, qualifications not mentioned, sporting or extra curricular activities. Positions of responsibility or leadership held inside and outside of school
Your Personal Statement: What interests you about your chosen course. Tell the universities and colleges why they should want you. Include details of what you have read about the subject. What career plans you have for when you complete your course. Any job, work experience, placement or voluntary work you have done, particularly if it is relevant to your subject. You may want to include the skills and experience you have gained from these activities. Any involvement in widening participation schemes such as summer schools or mentoring activities. www. studential. com has example personal statements which are rated http: //www. studential. com/bio/getps. asp? ps=43&view=subject
Predicted Grades : Must be obtained from each subject teacher (5 th Yr Summer Tests/6 th Yr assessment /exams) Universities use these as an indicator as to a candidates academic suitability for chosen courses These grades should be accurate and based on what a candidate has the potential to achieve
Reference - 60% Academic n n n Your referee should know you well enough to write about you and to comment on your suitability for higher education The reference is a vital part of your application. UCAS cannot process the application without full details of a referee. References will not be accepted from family, other relatives or friends. Once you have checked that your personal details, your choices, your education and employment details and your personal statement are all completed you can then send your application online to your referee. Before providing a reference, your referee may ask you to make amendments to the information you have provided. After providing a reference, your referee will approve your application and send it to us.
Application Fees: The application fee is £ 23. 00. You have to pay online by credit card.
UCAS CAO 5 Choices Paramedical 4 choices 10 Choices Alphabetical order profile Strict Order of preference Personal Profile - Conditional Offer 2 Offers can be held _ All choice can be held. Change of mind facility Decision by selectors Selection by result and computer 2 and more rounds Possibility of flexibility Clearing
Irish Leaving Cert/UCAS Points Irish Leaving Certificate
Steps to be Remembered n n n When you have finished you form and paid your money 1. Inform Career Guidance Counsellor (Give 2 weeks notice/Teachers have to be consulted/reference written and approved) 3. Form must be returned to Guidance Counsellor (electronically) for approval otherwise reference cannot be added 4. The School sends the form. 5. School deadlines and dates are applied.
Useful Resources: www. studential. com www. unistats. direct. gov. uk www. ucas. tv http: //hpat-ulster. acer. edu. au/ www. ukcat. ac. uk www. admissionstests. cambridgeasse ssment. org. uk/adt/bmat
REMEMBER n Any student applying to UCAS must contact their Guidance Counsellor as soon as possible
Address 1. www. ucas. com n 2. Customer Service Unit ------Rosehill, New Barn Lane Cheltenham Gl 52 3 LZ 0044 870 1122211 n