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British Higher Education tour 2009
Programme for today
Key features of the UK HE system and researching your choices
Selective systemSpecialised subject(s) and fixed length of study
High quality teaching and research
"This represents an outstanding achievement, confirming that the UK is among the top rank of research powers in the world. The outcome shows more clearly than ever that there is excellent research to be found across the higher education sector. A total of 150 of the 159 institutions have some work of world-leading quality, while 49 have research of the highest quality in all of their submissions.”
Professor David Eastwood, Chief Executive of HEFCE
What to study?
Will you be accepted?
Making your application
Research, Open Days, VISIT
APPLY 15th Oct
DECIDE 28th Apr
Timeline and key dates
Interviews/post-application admission days/offers
M A M J J A S
O N D J
M J J A S O
Dentistry, Medicine, Vet Science, Oxford, Cambridge
Application via UCAS
Your Personal Statement
The UK student experience
Shops, cafes, bars
Shops, cafes, bars
Orientation & enrolment
Clubs and societies
Adapting to a different learning environment
The Learning environment
Not just classroom based
Preparing for the future
Marketing graduate – Aston University
The placement year is the major reason I chose Aston Business School. I assumed that everyone took a placement year at university, but now that I’m working I realise this isn’t the case.
I am now involved in recruitment marketing for the KPMG graduate scheme across a number of universities in the midlands. This includes getting involved with sponsorship, advertising, running skills sessions and generally enhancing the profile of KPMG. I am also responsible for supervising and instructing student brand managers on each campus. My placement played a large role as once I’d graduated I already had work experience so was ahead of graduates of other universities who may have had a similar degree but had no experience; it made me stand out.
European Business School
Dominique Sedar - 2004 Graduate
BA (Hons) International Business Studies with Management & SpanishNationality: British
Dominique completed her EBS London degree in 2004 with a BA (Hons) in International Business and Spanish. She excelled in her Creative Management module, taking on the large task of solely organising the first ever student run Psychology play. Dominique relished this task, and knew then that her future was in combining creativity with management. “I loved the challenge of making the event creative with lighting and props and simultaneously managing the event, making sure we were on budget, ensuring props were delivered on time with everything running like clockwork!”
Following various internships, Dominique now works as Event Manager for the hugely successful Event Management Company, Gill Branston & Associates.
Communication and Digital Media BA (Hons)
University of Brighton
John graduated in communication and digital media and is now working for GMTV – Europe’s biggest breakfast show.
As part of his course he undertook a month’s placement at GMTV, which was organised by the university’s placements office. The work was varied and included stints in the promotions office and out on location. He was invited back for a further month’s work experience and was then encouraged to apply for GMTV’s graduate training scheme.
He is now working as a runner and will then have the opportunity to become an assistant researcher.
“The university really helped to get my career started by arranging for my placement and helping me to break into what is a really competitive industry”.
Modern campus in a world heritage city
High-quality professional courses
Outstanding sports facilities
The only modern university to be named Sunday Times University of the Year
First UK university to achieve ‘outstanding’ across all areas of teacher education
“A new research star” – THES 2008
“Brighton …the UK’s unofficial Capital of Cool” – Independent, 2007
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
University of Oxford
School of Oriental & African Studies