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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 user@c2kni.net

  • 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.

Ucas training

  • 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!