Understanding UCAS and university applications. What is the process, and what to expect, and when! Featuring the University of Bradford and the University of Hull.

Event speakers:

UCAS Pre-Application Tips
Amy Newton, Area Lead, Schools and College Engagement Team at the University of Hull

UCAS Post-Application Tips
Farhana Begum, Outreach Officer at the University of Bradford

Event Summary

This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speakers for this event are Amy Newton, the Area Lead, Schools and College Engagement Team at the University of Hull and Farhana Begum, the Outreach Officer at the University of Bradford.

UCAS pre-application tips
Amy speaks about UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service who offer more than 50,000 university courses to choose from. These vary from foundation courses to bachelors, masters and placement courses. She shares her top tips when considering a course and the benefits of using a UCAS tariffs calculator.

Not only is it important to look at courses but also where you want to study, explains Amy. She goes on to talk about the application timeline: how to apply, costing, deadline for applications and your personal statement which is one of the most important parts of your application. Amy gives tips on what to include in your personal statement and shares a method which will help you to strengthen what you talk about. Finally, she touches on the do’s and don’ts of a UCAS application.

UCAS post-application tips
Farhana speaks about the process once your application is submitted and any replies or offers you receive will be through UCAS Track.

She talks about how to use UCAS Track whenever there is an update to your application and why some universities take longer than others to give you an offer. She explains the different offers you can get, what they mean and how to reply to your offers, bearing in mind there is a deadline. Farhana talks about UCAS Extra if things don’t go to plan and how to find out if you have secured a place on results day. She touches on clearing and adjustment before ending with frequently answered questions.

Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, a final year English Literature student at the University of Birmingham.

Event Recorded: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:00

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