UCAS is the University and Colleges Admissions Service. They are responsible for managing your application to university or college. It is also there to help you make an informed decision.
Further information can be found at www.ucas.com
The Course Search function provides you with courses that match your criteria and where you can study them; it can also give you a good understanding of what a course is about.
Entry Requirements tell you what grades and any other requirements you will need to study such courses.
In sixth form we have a UCAS Coordinator and run a comprehensive UCAS programme where external speakers from various universities come in to present to our students:
- Why consider university
- The Benefits of Higher Education
- How to choose a course and university
- Getting to grips with the UCAS application process
- Personal Statement Writing Workshop
- Understanding how student finance works
- Student Life
The UCAS Application timeline for entry 2021/22 can be viewed here.
Resources to help with your personal statement:
It is recommended to start visiting universities towards the end of Year 12. Since the pandemic there are also many virtual tours and insight webinars available through university websites.
A comprehensive listing of university open days can be found at https://www.opendays.com/
(course & university searches plus how-to video’s)
(compare courses and read reviews)
(forums discussing all aspects on university study & life)
(Personal Statement library)
(apply for Tuition and Maintenance loans)
(a group of 24 world-class, research-intensive universities)
(university rankings and independent advice)
(search & compare undergraduate courses)
(Comprehensive University Guide)