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  1. Higher Education Presentation

  2. STUDENT FINANCE • NHS Bursaries • Please check directly with the University for clarification of bursaries • www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

  3. How do I find out about courses? • www.ucas.com • University websites • League tables and guides http://education.guardian.co.uk • www.whatuni.com • Talk to people

  4. Points to Consider • How does the course content vary between universities? • How long is the course? • How is the course assessed? By final exam, coursework or ongoing assessment?

  5. Points to Remember • How is the course taught? Ratio of formal lectures/seminars/independent study • Is there opportunity for work placement? • What sort of jobs have current graduates gone on to do? • What are the entry requirements?

  6. Entry Requirements • Check entry requirements • Do they except Access? • Do you need additional qualifications? • What work experience do you need? • If in doubt contact the University to check.

  7. Conclusion • If you are unsure about anything in regards to the course, contact the University Admissions tutors, by phone or email. • Don’t be afraid to contact them, that’s what they are there for!

  8. Which university to go to? • Look at university websites and prospectuses. • Go to Open Days, campus tours, tasters sessions • NEVER CHOOSE A UNIVERSITY YOU HAVE’NT VISITED!!!

  9. What else should I think about? • Does it have a good transport links? • How far away from home is it? • Is it in a city location or town or country? • What is the accommodation like? • What are the study facilities? • How good are the social and sporting facilities? • What student help is available?

  10. Remember • You are investing a great deal of time and money in your degree so make sure that you do lots of research! • Of the students who drop out of higher education in their first year, the majority do so because they have chosen the wrong course or the wrong University for them, so do your homework!

  11. UCAS APPLICATION PROCESS • Online application (www.ucas.com) • Register and make a start on your application • Personal statement • Reference • Cost £12.00 or £23.00 dependant on number of choices • Apply through me not individually!!

  12. After Applying to UCAS • Need to check Track regularly on the UCAS website • Make sure you accept places on courses before the offer expires • UCAS Extra - March • Apply early 2015 for finance • www.gov.uk/studentfinance • http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/816.aspx • Student Finance Calculator

  13. How Can I help You • With researching universities/courses • I can log you on to the UCAS application system:- www.ucas.com • Guide you through your UCAS application • Help with your personal statement • Advise you about Finance

  14. UCAS APPLICATIONDEADLINE FRIDAY 17th October 2014!! All applications must be completed by this date at the latest!

  15. Help and Advice If you would like any help or advice, please do not hesitate to contact:- Lucy Moore – Careers/HE Adviser 01530 836136 ext 228or in Student Support or lmoore@Stephensoncoll.ac.uk

  16. DERBY UNIVERSITY PROGRESSION EVENT • Wednesday 1st October 2014 • Talks and Taster session

  17. ANY QUESTIONS??