Over 140,000 students are awaiting their Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) results today. The SQA sends out National 4 and 5, Higher, Advanced Higher, and Scottish Baccalaureate exams scores. Results, delivered by the Royal Mail, are transported to Scottish students in 45 countries.
The University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) advises schools to teach young pupils about the importance of attending university. As it turns out, kids who have been informed about their uni options are inclined to apply to higher education.
If you have submitted your UCAS applications on or before 30th June, you should have received offers by now. Not hearing back from the institution after 14th July means that UCAS shall decline your application for you. Getting into this situation can be tough and may stir up negative emotions. However, not all hope is gone. Many A-level students are going through this exact application hiccup. What should be your next step to get a uni place?
Are you an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma holder applying for a university course? Today, 5th July is the release of IB application results.
For UCAS applicants who still do not hold any offers, please take note that today, 4th July is the last day to apply using UCAS Extra. The Extra option allows you to apply for other courses with vacancies, which can be done one course at a time.
Are you an A-level student who still has not submitted your UCAS applications? Today, 30th June is the second deadline for UCAS applications for academic term 2016-2017, and submissions sent after 6 pm today would not be sent to colleges and universities anymore. Rather, they will automatically be entered to Clearing.
Summer Term has ended in the UK for some universities, much to the delight of students who are excited to go on holiday. While some choose to rest and relax during this time, there are those who actually take this break as an opportunity to continue or increase their educational productivity.
On 5 May 2016, university and college decisions became due on applications submitted by 15 January. In other words, if you applied by 15 January and you are still waiting, universities and colleges will decide whether they are making an offer by 5 May. Otherwise, those choices are automatically made unsuccessful.
Soft skills are needed in performing jobs, especially at the graduate or professional level. Employers look for them in applicants. Professionals use them in dealing with one another. As a student, you should develop them in higher education and even earlier. Show these soft skills to further improve your chances of getting a place at your desired course and university. Eventually, you should demonstrate these soft skills in your application for graduate jobs where you will start your professional career.
After completing your undergraduate degree, you might want to proceed further to strengthen your knowledge and skills. It can also be a path if you want to take on a new direction. The postgraduate degree is an ideal investment that will help you reach your dreams. With a postgraduate degree, your employability is enhanced and you will be intellectually enriched. It is a preparation for a PhD and gives you potential to study a new subject.
If you have used all five choices and you are not holding any offers you can add another choice through UCAS Extra which starts on 25 February 2016. This is for applicants who were unsuccessful with all their five preferred degree programmes or received offers but did not accept because they decided against it.
Academic year 2015-2016 has commenced in most universities in the United Kingdom but there are individuals who still find themselves without a university place. The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) Clearing offers an ideal solution for such predicament as it helps students who have UCAS applications find a place in various universities. The UCAS […]
You are allowed up to 4,000 characters for your personal statement. It is equivalent to more or less than 600 words. It may be a little bit too short for you to be able to include everything that you feel will make you more competitive than other applicants. At the same time, it may also […]
It is still a few months before the October deadline of the UCAS applications for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses. While it is a little far away, there is still much time for interested students to prepare to successfully get into medical school. Here are some specific tips to help you get accepted to […]
Demand for higher education has risen to a level all-time high amongst all ethnic groups, figures at Universities and Colleges Admissions Service indicate. White pupils still comprise a huge percentage of the whole population of these young people applying to university. However, if we look into the numbers deeper, these aspirants are only 31% of […]
In the past and even at present, people whine over the small number of women in particular sectors. This incites the unleashing of feminist movement and the inevitable threading on eggshells. Ironically, this growing ‘minority’ had befallen today’s university male students. This crisis had been the central theme of UCAS chief executive, Mary Curnock Cook. […]
Students applying to university have increased by 19,000 since last year. The increase, which amounts to a shade over three per cent, is an improvement as it saw a decline of more than 50,000 in 2012 during which tuition fees tripled and reached the £9,000 level, according to Universities and Colleges Admissions Service figures. The […]
The importance of the personal statement cannot be overstated. This component of the university admission application is the deal maker for students to be successful in their purpose of pursuing higher education. Students invest time, effort and resources to be able to come up with the best statement so that they will have a fighting […]
With the 30 June deadline of submission for university applications just within less than two months, the number of applicants for this year has not yet reached the same level as that of 2010 which is the year before tution fees were raised. Back then applications during this same time of the year were 607,418. […]
The Office for Fair Access have made an agreement with 14 universities to increase the ratio of male to female enrollees as part of their requirement as institutions which charge not less than £6,000 per year on tuition fees. The move is in connection with the alarming decrease of the percentage of males among degree […]