Appling to University
The start of the Autumn term means one thing for Year 13 students aspiring to go to university after leaving Sixth Form, UCAS applications and the personal statement.
The process may seem daunting but it doesn’t need to be if you follow these simple rules:
- Research your courses thoroughly and see the Careers Adviser for additional help
- Read the booklet, ‘A Guide to Higher Education’, given to all students before the summer holidays, for advice on what to do.
- Continue to work and refine your personal statement – all students should have produced a first draft before the summer.
- Submit your draft personal statement to your Form tutor.
Students are advised to check individual University websites and online prospectuses but in addition the following websites are really useful:
Higher Education Events
Every year a careers convention is held in school and each year all Year 12 students visit a major external higher education convention in Manchester.
Students are encouraged to attend university and college open days. Speakers from the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, the University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool and Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Sixth Form organises a Careers, Health and Higher Education Conference at the end of Year 12 where Higher Educations Representatives, Professional Organisations and Employers involve students in various group work activities including sessions on problem solving and business games. An admissions tutor from a higher education institution gives further advice on writing UCAS personal statements.
At this time Year 12 students register on the UCAS site and commence the application process by completing their personal and education details.