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					Higher Education
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  Why should I apply to
      University?
• Better jobs, better prospects and more
  choice
• Earn more money
• Develop valuable skills
• Work Placements
• Do what you love doing
• A good time!
• New interests and experiences
     STUDENT FINANCE
• NHS Bursaries
• Please check directly with the University
  for clarification of bursaries
How do I choose a course?

• 50,000 higher education courses
• 500 institutions
• www.aimhigher.ac.uk
       Which course?

• Write down a list of jobs you’d like to
  do and why?
• Discuss your options
• Think about what you enjoy and do
  well
• www.careersadvice.direct.gov.uk/
• www.connexions-direct.com/jobs4u
How do I find out about
      courses?
• www.ucas.com
• University websites
• League tables and guides
  http://education.guardian.co.uk and
  www.timesonline.co.uk/education
• Higher Education Fairs
• Talk to people
    Points to Consider

• How does the course content vary
  between universities?
• How long is the course?
• How is the course assessed? By final
  exam, coursework or ongoing
  assessment?
    Points to Remember
• How is the course taught? Ratio of formal
  lectures/seminars/independent study
• Is there opportunity for work placement?
• What sort of jobs have current graduates
  gone on to do?
• What are the entry requirements?
        Entry Requirements

• Check entry requirements
• Do they except Access?
• If in doubt contact the University to check.
              Conclusion
• If you are unsure about anything in regards
  to the course, contact the University
  Admissions tutors, by phone or email.
• Don’t be afraid to contact them, that’s what
  they are there for!
Which university to go to?

 • Look at university websites and
   prospectuses.
 • Go to Open Days, campus tours, tasters
   sessions
 • NEVER CHOOSE A UNIVERSITY
   YOU HAVE’NT VISITED!!!
    What else should I think
            about?
• Does it have a good transport links?
• How far away from home is it?
• Is it in a city location or town or country?
• What is the accommodation like?
• What are the study facilities?
• How good are the social and sporting
  facilities?
• What student help is available?
             Remember
• You are investing a great deal of time and
  money in your degree so make sure that you
  do lots of research!
• Of the students who drop out of higher
  education in their first year, the majority do
  so because they have chosen the wrong
  course or the wrong University for them, so
  do your homework!
    UCAS APPLICATION
        PROCESS
• Online application (www.ucas.com)
• Register and make a start on your
  application
• Personal statement
• Reference
• Cost £11.00 or £21.00 as at entry 2011
• Apply through me not individually!!
   After Applying to UCAS
• Need to check Track regularly on the UCAS
  website
• Make sure you accept places on courses
  before the offer expires
• Apply for Loans/Grants November onwards
• www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
• Student Finance Calculator
    How Can I help You
• With researching universities/courses
• I can log you on to the UCAS application
  system:- www.ucas.com
• Guide you through your UCAS application
• Help with your personal statement
• Advise you about Finance
UCAS APPLICATION
   DEADLINE
FRIDAY 15th October 2010!!
  All applications must be
 completed by this date at the

        latest!
        Help and Advice
If you would like any help or advice, please
do not hesitate to contact:-

    Lucy Moore – Careers/HE Adviser
         01530 836136 ext 228 or
          in Student Support or
       lmoore@Stephensoncoll.ac.uk
MATURE STUDENT OPEN
       DAYS
     MATURE STUDENT OPEN
            DAYS
•   Loughborough – Wednesday 3rd November
•   Will need own Transport
•   Campus tour, finance talks, subject talks
•   Will numbers ASAP To book places
        DERBY UNIVERSITY
       PROGRESSION EVENT

•   Friday 15th October 2010
•   10.00-3.00 – Bus will leave at 9.00 am
•   Talks and Taster session
•   Transport will be provided–Limited places
    on the minibus.
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