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An extra window of opportunity for those without offers

Year 13 and applying to Uni, but not got any offers?  Did you know you can still apply?  If you applied for the maximum of five courses, but do not have any offers after all five universities and/or colleges have replied, take a look at this … What if I applied for five courses and don’t have any offers? Between 25th February and 4th July 2018, [...]

February 26th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

Uni Offers coming in?

Glued to your phone checking UCAS Track day and night? When you apply for higher education courses in Year 13, each of the Unis you apply to then decides whether they want to make you an offer or not. It’s not automatic that you simply apply and get a place: they can turn you down flat - or make a Conditional offer setting out their requirements [...]

February 5th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

Preparing for an interview and what to remember on the day

It is interview-season for those applying to Uni.  Today, we’re going to show you how to prepare in advance and what to remember on the day of the interview. Do your research One of the best things you can do in advance of an interview is to fully research the Uni, department and course.  The chances are you could well have an interview as part of [...]

January 15th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Interview Tips|

Year 13 – UCAS application deadline & offers

If you’re in Year 13 and want to go on into higher education after sixth form, you can apply for up to five courses via UCAS – the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. The deadline to apply for most undergraduate courses* is 6pm on Monday 15th January 2018, but it’s likely you will already have completed your UCAS application as your school or college will have [...]

January 8th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

What to do when an interviewer says “Tell me about a time when ….”

It can be your worst nightmare, your mouth dries up, your mind blanks and there is an unending silence from the interviewer who asked the question as (s)he waits for your answer.  You desperately want to study this subject, but it’s oversubscribed and Uni need to choose who to offer a place to, so first you have to overcome this dreaded interview! For those in year [...]

December 19th, 2017|Categories: > Academic Paths, Interview Tips|

Did you know you can do your degree at college?

Whether you are in year 13 - or in years 11 and 12 thinking ahead to applying, here’s a look at some of the many benefits of choosing a degree at one of the colleges. In this region, most of the local colleges now offer higher education courses. Some are at a separate University Centre such as UCW in Weston or YCUC at Yeovil.  The rest [...]

December 15th, 2017|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 12 - Higher Education|

Think higher education isn’t for you because of your learning needs or disability? Think again!

If you know a young person with a disability, mental health condition or learning needs, this is well worth a read! Disabled people are around 3 times as likely not to hold any qualifications compared to non-disabled people, and around half as likely to hold a degree-level qualification*, but there is a fantastic amount of support in place to make higher education accessible that we wanted [...]

October 17th, 2017|Categories: > Academic Paths, Widening Participation|

What’s the difference between your CV and a Personal Statement?

For year 13, it’s Uni application time.  And, even if you don’t plan on doing a degree after school, you’ll be expected to prepare a CV for job interviews or apprenticeships. Those around you – at home and in school – care about what happens to you after sixth form and so it’s time to sit down and start writing about ‘product you’ for the benefit [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

Five Tips for a Great Uni Open Day!

This is an important time for those in years 11, 12 and 13 to be investigating the fantastic choice of local courses and Unis available right here on the doorstep.  And one of the best ways to do that is by getting along to a Uni open day. Locally, there are open days coming up soon for higher education courses at UWE and Bath Spa University [...]

September 26th, 2017|Categories: > Academic Paths, Events & Open Days|

Access to Bristol, Pathways to Health Sciences and Pathways to Law

If you are in sixth form and have the academic ability to apply to Uni in year 13 there are ways in which to gain advantage and get a flavour of what university is really like, right now – even if you’re not yet sure whether or not you want to go. If this is for you - please don’t miss out! Every year, different universities [...]

September 19th, 2017|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 12 - Higher Education|
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