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UCAS Training. Thurs/Fri 3 rd /4 th September 2009. Applications. UCAS – On-line applications for universities in England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland CAO – On-line applications for universities in the Republic of Ireland

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ucas training

UCAS Training

Thurs/Fri 3rd/4th September 2009

  • UCAS – On-line applications for universities in England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland
  • CAO – On-line applications for universities in the Republic of Ireland
  • Direct application – On-line applications for St. Mary’s College Belfast (Teaching and Liberal Arts)
  • Direct application – QUB: School of Nursing and Midwifery, (BSc Honours)
  • Further/Higher Education Colleges – check arrangements as they offer a variety of courses
the ucas form
The UCAS Form
  • Apply 2010 – ‘How To’ guide at UCAStv
the ucas form 2
The UCAS Form 2
  • Personal Details – Name, address etc.
  • Additional Information – Nationality etc.
  • Choices – Universities and specific courses
  • Education – GCSE, A/S achieved and A2 pending
  • Employment – Employer’s name etc.
  • Statement – Personal statement
  • Confidential Reference from school – Data form
the ucas form 3
The UCAS Form 3
  • www.ucas.com
  • Apply
  • Register/Log in to use Apply 2010 (Not 2009)
  • Register, (ONCE only) - NB: If your surname begins with Mc e.g. McKee, there should be no spaces between the McK
  • E-mail [email protected]
  • See hand-out on accessing e-mail from home
  • Record UCAS user name and password in a file and folder called UCAS in ‘my documents’
examining boards
Examining Boards
  • GCSE
  • A/S and A2
the personal statement
The Personal Statement
  • Personal Statement - ‘How To’ guide at UCAStv
personal statement 2
Personal Statement 2
  • My career interests and aspirations
  • My work experience – health-related courses, teaching etc. need a lot of detail. This is a very important section.
  • My academic skills, interests and achievements. Mention A/S repeats if relevant.
  • My contribution to school life
  • My other interests and hobbies
  • A conclusion
personal statement 3
Personal Statement 3
  • Keep the statement personal. No two statements should be similar. Use of software on the UCAS site to detect copying.
  • Concentrate on skills developed and insights gained rather than just saying what happened.
  • Ensure that your work is clear and accurate eg. spelling, punctuation etc.
  • Ask an adult or trusted friend to read your work before asking a teacher to look at it.
choosing courses
Choosing Courses
  • Choosing Courses – ‘How To’ guide at UCAStv
admissions tests
Admissions Tests
  • UCAS Students: Admissions tests
  • http://www.stpatricksacademy.org.uk/CourseRequirements.doc (QUB and UU only)
university of liverpool
University of Liverpool?
  • If you have a specific interest in this university leave your name and the name of the course you are interested in with the teacher at the end of the day. A representative of the university may be able to visit the school.
  • Universities in Irish Republic
  • Register on-line at www.cao.ie
  • You will need a credit card number
  • Type in personal details
  • Rank order courses in order of preference
  • No personal statement or confidential reference
what next
What Next?
  • Research courses very carefully
  • Draft a personal statement
  • Take advice from family, friends and members of staff
  • Study! Remember you will only meet the grade requirements if you commit yourself to hard work
  • Good Luck!