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British Higher Education tour 2009







• Bath



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Programme for today

  • Key features of the UK HE system

  • Researching courses and choosing your university

  • Applying through UCAS

  • The UK student experience

  • Introductions

  • Mini-fair

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Selective system choicesSpecialised subject(s) and fixed length of study

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High quality teaching and research choices

"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

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Global recognition choices

  • Long history of recruiting international students

  • Employment and post-graduate opportunities

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What to study? choices

  • Interest

  • Commitment

  • Course content

  • Career choice

  • Accreditation

  • Information sources

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Making your application choices

David Nightingale

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Research, Open Days, VISIT choices



APPLY 15th Oct

APPLY 15thJan

DECIDE 28th Apr

Timeline and key dates

Interviews/post-application admission days/offers






Dentistry, Medicine, Vet Science, Oxford, Cambridge

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Application via UCAS choices


Personal details




Personal statement


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Your Personal Statement choices

  • Reasons for choice

  • Academic aspects

  • Work experience

  • Commitment to subject/ profession

  • Skills, awards & responsibilities

  • Extra curricular activities

  • Future careers plans

  • Concluding statement

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The UK student experience choices

Cat Murdoch


Kieron Broadhead

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Arrival choices

Shops, cafes, bars




Shops, cafes, bars



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Accommodation choices

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Moving in! choices

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Accommodation choices

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Accommodation choices

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Socialising choices

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Field trips choices

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Assessment choices

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Graduation choices

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Laura-Kate Mapp choices

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.

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European Business School choices

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.

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John choicesHiscock

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”.

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Modern campus in a world heritage city choices

High-quality professional courses

with placements

Outstanding sports facilities

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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

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U University of the YearNIVERSITY OF KENT

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University of Oxford University of the Year

  • Recognised world-wide for contributions to

  • learning and research for over 900 years

  • Oldest English-speaking university in the world

  • Over 130 nationalities represented

  • Collegiate University

  • Academic life

    • - Tutorial teaching system

    • - Extensive resources

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School of Oriental & African Studies University of the Year

  • Offer degree programmes with a regional focus: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

  • A specialist institution, the only place in the UK/Europe that offers the variety of courses that can be found at SOAS

  • We offer over 350 degree programme combinations

  • A small friendly community, 4,500+ students, 130+ nationalities