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A Parents’ Guide. Professor Dominic Houlihan Vice-Principal (Research & Commercialisation). www.abdn.ac.uk/sras. Making the Right Choices. Range of opportunities in Higher Education is enormous and exciting 40% of young people now progress from school to university

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A Parents’ Guide

Professor Dominic Houlihan

Vice-Principal (Research & Commercialisation)

www.abdn.ac.uk/sras

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Making the Right Choices

  • Range of opportunities in Higher Education is enormous and exciting
  • 40% of young people now progress from school to university
  • 50,000 degree and diploma courses on offer in the UK

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First Step to a Rewarding Career

  • Provides skills, knowledge and understanding for progression to a variety of careers
  • Helps develop transferable skills for a dynamic job market
  • Increases earning potential
  • Increases maturity and confidence

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The University at a Glance

  • Founded in 1495
  • World-class institution, boasting four Nobel Prize winners
  • Around 14,000 students
  • 120 nationalities
  • Over 550 degree programmes
  • Research Intensive
  • Ranked 137th in the World

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The University at a Glance

  • 3 Colleges divided into the following disciplines:
  • Arts & Divinity
  • Social Sciences & Law
  • Medicine & Medical Sciences
  • Science & Engineering
  • Education

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500 Years of Excellence

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Investing in your Future

  • Planned investment of £230 million over the next 10 years
  • The Hub
  • Sports Centre
  • Matthew Hay Centre
  • Library

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Unique Facilities

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Unique Facilities

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Unique Facilities

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Choice and Flexibility

First and Second Year

  • MA & BSc students study their chosen degree subject e.g. Psychology, and up to four other subjects in each of their first two years
  • Try out new subjects and tailor their degree to suit their needs and interests
  • Flexible system allows students to change degree intention up to the end of second year, in consultation with their Adviser of Studies
  • Professional qualifications e.g. Law, Teaching, do not offer the same flexibility

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Study Abroad

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Employment Prospects

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The city that has it all

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Admissions Process

Alison Clark

Marketing Officer

Student Recruitment and Admissions Service

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Admissions Process

15 Jan

Application to UCAS

UNIVERSITIES make offers

Conditional & Unconditional

By End March

UCAS sends statement of decisions letter and reply slip

STUDENT replies to each offer

Firm Acceptance (F) Insurance (I) Decline (D)

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Admissions Process

Ways to Accept Offers

  • (UF) Firmly accepted Unconditional offer (no insurance)
  • (CF) Firmly accepted Conditional offer
  • (CF+CI) Firmly accepted Conditional offer + a Conditional offer as Insurance
  • (CF+UI) Firmly accepted Conditional offer + an Unconditional Insurance offer

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Admissions Process

When to Reply

Last decision from University

Reply Date

31 March 2008

6 May 2008

9 May 2008

6 June 2008

13 June 2008

7 July 2008

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Admissions Process

UCAS EXTRA

  • Applications to all degrees except BEd (Hons) Primary Education and Medicine
  • If all 5 choices used and no offers received
  • From 26th February 2008, will receive a letter if eligible
  • Application locked for 10 working days
  • Possible to make sequential applications
  • Can accept or decline, if decline can apply to next choice
  • Live up to and including 30th June 2008, then join Clearing

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Admissions Process

Confirmation when results come out

Offer confirmed

or alternative offer made

Clearing

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Medicine Admissions Process

www.abdn.ac.uk/medicine/prospective-students

www.ukcat.ac.uk (for 2008 applicants onwards)

15 Oct 2007

Application to UCAS

UNIVERSITIES Make Offers

Conditional & Unconditional

Some offers made from January, bulk by end March

2008

Based on 4 stage scoring system

(A) Academic Scoring, (B) UCAS Form,

(C) UK CAT Score (D) Interview

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Education Admissions Process

Application to UCAS

15 Jan 2008

Interviews Jan-March

UNIVERSITIES Make Offers

Conditional & Unconditional

Based on 3 stage scoring system

Criminal record check

(A)Academic Scoring, (B) UCAS Form,

(C) Interview

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ApplicantPortal

  • Unique online applicant portal that allows your son or daughter to check the status of their application and receive important information quickly
  • Offer letters, applicant guides, accommodation guides will all be sent out electronically through the portal
  • Secure – password protected
  • Check regularly
  • Developed directly in response to requests from applicants to receive information electronically

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BSc – 27th Feb

  • MA – 5th March
  • Engineering –
  • 27th February 08 and 19th March 08
  • Law – 29th February and 7th March 08
  • Open Door policy – tour campus and visit departments. Normally require 2 weeks notice

Applicant Days & Visits

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Finance

Apply on line at

www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

Contact your Education Library Board for more information

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Finance

  • Fees – Rest of UK
  • Variable tuition fees are charged at UK institutions outside of Scotland. Maximum £3145 per year, which nearly every institution charges. A fee loan can be taken out from the Student Loans Company to pay for this.
  • Standard tuition fees for other UK students studying in Scotland is £1,775 per year for all degree courses, with the exception of Medicine where the fee is £2,825 per year.

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Finance

Student Support

Maintenance Loans up to £4,625 per year

A Maintenance Grant up to £2,835 per year

Full grant available for household income of

£25,000 or less.

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Student Loans / Grants

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Finance

Additional Support

  • Hardship Funds
  • Supplementary Grants:
    • Special Support Grant – means tested
    • Disabled Student Allowance
    • Additional Support Grants (e.g. childcare)

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Finance

Student Funding

  • Student Loan – Repayments taken from source (9% of income over £15,000)
  • Parental Contribution
  • Grants/Bursaries
  • Part-time Work
  • Savings

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Finance

University Accommodation

  • From £103.00 per week, catered
  • Additional food - £15 per week
  • Total £4,484 - 38 weeks
  • From £60.50 per week, self-catering
  • Additional food - £30 per week
  • Total £3,439 - 38 weeks

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Finance

Private Accommodation

  • From £250 per month
  • Heating, lighting - say, £40 per month
  • Food - say, £100 per month
  • Total £4,680 - 12 months

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Accommodation

  • Guaranteed Accommodation
  • Brand new facilities for 2008 entry
  • Catered/ Self Catered
  • Wardens
  • Accommodation Office

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Support from a Caring Community

  • Adviser of Studies
  • Centre for Learning & Teaching
  • Medical Practice
  • Chaplaincy
  • Disability Support
  • Counselling Service
  • Careers Service

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Social Life

  • Student friendly city
  • Charities’ Campaign
  • Gaudie
  • Student Radio

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Further Information

For further information contact

Student Recruitment and Admissions Service

T: 01224 272090 / 91

E: sras@abdn.ac.uk

W: www.abdn.ac.uk/sras

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