This guide to getting into university and college contains the entire research and application process, bringing together the combined expertise of UCAS staff, along with insights and tips from students who have experienced the process first-hand.
Each title in this series helps students, parents and schools access good quality, useful information on some of the most competitive subject areas. The books cover advice on applying through UCAS, routes to qualification, course details, job prospects, case studies and career advice.
Each title in this series helps students, parents and schools access good quality, useful information on some of the most competitive subject areas. The books cover advice on applying through UCAS, routes to qualification, course details, job prospects, case studies and career advice.
Written by the experts at PersonalStatementChecker.com, this is the definitive guide to UCAS applications and personal statements for anyone applying to university. It covers the realistic challenges faced by applicants and breaks these down into easy-to-follow steps. PersonalStatementChecker.com’s online customers regularly get into their first-choice universities, and How to Write Your UCAS Personal Statement and Get into University: The Ultimate Guide contains a tried-and-tested, high-quality personal statement walkthrough based on their twenty-five years of combined experience. You will not find such detailed UCAS personal statement advice in any other publication. Amongst many other topics, you’ll learn how to make your personal statement stand out from the crowd, how to write an impressive introduction and conclusion, and how to sell yourself in the best possible light. The final section of How to Write Your UCAS Personal Statement and Get into University: The Ultimate Guide includes dedicated chapters for each of the most popular and competitive subject areas including medicine, dentistry, nursing, law, economics, business, psychology, and many more. Each chapter covers how to write your personal statement and what admissions tutors are looking for in interviews and in your application overall. This guide is indispensable for all schools, colleges, and individual applicants. If you want to know what admissions tutors are really looking for in your application, read this book today. Get into your dream university and secure your future today with PersonalStatementChecker.com.
This popular guide has been fully updated and redesigned to reflect exactly what today's students want to know. It is the most accessible guide to higher education and student life in the UK and provides reliable, lively and unbiased information on what universities really offer. The establishments are listed alphabetically, with each entry providing a wealth of information, from a description of the campuses to famous alumni. A separate section supplies a list of courses and which universities offer them, making it easy for the reader to cross-reference their chosen course with the right university.
This guide sets out to advise young people on what to consider before making decisions about attending university. It encourages them to question if university is for them and if so, what they should think about before choosing one. It aims to provide an insight into the reality of what to expect and how to get the most out of university life.
Nursing is the one of the most popular degrees in the UK, with nearly 200,000 applicants every year. Competition for places is tough, and it is essential to stand out from the crowd in order to get a place. This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms, passing numeracy and literacy tests and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them.
Not a guide to courses and college, but a practical introduction to life at university. Aimed at those about to begin higher education, Everything you Need to Know about Going to University offers advice on everything from choosing course options to grants, tuition fees, the semester system and dealing with debt.
Student loans, tuition fees, and accommodation costs have all made the fear of debt a major consideration for students. The UCAS Guide to Student Finance, published in association with UCAS, offers straightforward guidance and advice to students facing the prospect of managing their finances for the first time. Reliable and Informative, this readable guide will cover all areas affecting student finance. It will not only help students to plan their money for the years of study but provide advice on what to do should they get into debt. Sources of additional funding, guidance on the types of paid employment available, the balance between work and study, and graduate career choices all have a part to play in helping students tackle their concerns about debt in a practical and measured way. The UCAS Guide to Student Finance will help them to do just that.
Written for Higher Education managers and administrators, A Practical Guide to University and College Management is a highly accessible text that offers practical guidance on how to manage the day-to-day life of universities. The authors take a proactive approach and offer a range of good practice examples and solutions, designed to resolve the dilemmas that arise in today’s rapidly changing higher education environment. Drawing on a wealth of management experience, this edited collection pulls together advice and practical guidance from expert managers working in the field of Higher Education. Each chapter is underpinned by theoretical perspectives to support invaluable pragmatic hints, mini-case studies, practical examples, and sample guidelines. The book covers four main areas: Selecting and inducting students: This section outlines the essential process for targeting, attracting, recruiting and inducting students Managing throughout the university year: Advice on the student experience, from the admissions process right up to graduation Assuring the quality of the student learning experience: How to manage course administration, student learning through assessment, student complaints and issues of quality assurance Maximising staff and student engagement: This section looks at how to maximise commitment and involvement by both staff and students, and includes approaches and examples of engagement implementation at other universities A Practical Guide to College and University Management will be of interest to Higher Education managers, administrators, and anyone looking for a pragmatic "how to" navigational guide that informs the working life of a university, from attracting students through to graduation. It offers managers and administrators essential training and support required to promote highly successful and efficient Higher Education Institutions, and is essential reading for anyone who works in university administration or aspires to do so. Sally Brown is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Assessment, Learning and Teaching at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has published widely on innovations in teaching, learning and particularly assessment. Steve Denton is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Registrar and Secretary at Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together University-wide student administrative and support services, including governance and legal matters, the academic registry, planning, student services, communication and marketing and widening access and participation.
The only independent guide with the essential information students need to choose and apply for their ideal university course, including UCAS points, entry requirements and advice on how to choose the right course and university.
With competition to get into Oxbridge now so fierce, this book goes beyond standard application technique to focus on long-term development of intellectual potential including insight into the power of positive decision-making; how to practise independent and critical thinking skills; and how you can develop extra-curricular knowledge in genuine and impressive ways to stand out from the crowd. The book includes practical and insider knowledge that can't be found elsewhere - like how to strategically choose your college to boost your chances of admission, and how to interpret and respond to interview questions in a way that demonstrates your intellectual curiosity and academic potential. You'll find sample personal statements; examples of interview questions for all subjects; practical advice on fees and funding; and how to manage parents and peers. There is also a chapter dedicated to International Students.
How do you apply to the right courses and universities for you? the latest higher education entry statistics show that this year large numbers of well-qualified students won't win university places because of the huge number of applicants combined with cuts in the number of university places available. on top of that, universities and colleges are setting their offers higher for places on courses in 2012 so it'll be even tougher to beat the other applicants. You need an independent, reliable guide to selecting the university degree course of your choice. Now in its 42nd edition, HEAP 2012 is the definitive guide to university entrance offers in the UK and could help you win one of those fought-for places. Written by Brian Heap, the UK's leading expert on higher education, HEAP 2012: University Degree Course Offers contains all the essential information you need to choose and apply to your ideal university degree course. It lists degree courses available at universities and colleges throughout the UK and the grades, UCAS points or equivalent that you need to achieve to get on to each course listed. With HEAP 2012, you can find out how to begin choosing your course, criteria to base your choice on, whether you are suited to a sandwich course or a course with a year abroad and how to apply for funding. With HEAP 2012 you can be sure you'll make informed choices of degree course and university and be one step closer to making a great university application and studying a great course at your ideal university. Frequently dubbed 'the guru of university choice' by national newspapers, Brian Heap is a highly respected careers adviser and author who has been helping students get into university for over 40 years. He has written several bestselling higher education publications, and regularly writes for the national press.
This book is a helpful companion for those hoping to become nurses or midwives. Applications to nursing and midwifery courses are on the rise, and with limited university places available, competition is high. This accessible guide, packed with up to date and practical information, will guide you through all stages of the admissions process and maximise your likelihood of success.
Fully revised and updated with new courses and admissions policies for 2019 entry, this is the only independent reference book listing the target offers and admissions details for degree subjects at all universities and colleges, offering a rich resource on every aspect of the application process.
Over 700,000 people apply for a HE course through UCAS every year. The process can seem daunting, but students can make sure that their application stands out with this practical guide. Covering each stage with clear, simple steps, it includes vital information on choosing a course, creating a winning personal statement and using the Apply system.
This guide enables adults to manage the transition to study by demystifying aspects of higher education with regard to course choice, modes of study, and what to expect. It aims to encourage mature students to acquire a range of skills, but also to develop the skills they already possess.
So you want to be a doctor? Second Edition is the essential guide to getting into medical school, with advice on everything from work experience to interview preparation. Medical students and admissions tutors have contributed to profiles of every UK medical school and the book is packed with insider hints and tips you won't find anywhere else.
Now you can go to the college of your dreams and see the world—without compromising on your education (or your parent's budget). This for students by students guide gives you the inside scoop on colleges and programs around the world, with detailed profiles of the best international schools and independent reporting on what life on campus is really like. And since it covers many full undergraduate degree programs, you can decide for yourself if you’d like to complete your degree abroad or simply go for a semester or two. With this frank and accessible book you'll soon be on your way to studying art history in Paris, public health in Kinshasa, or international business in Hong Kong—whatever your major, the experience of living in a foreign country is increasingly desirable in our globalized world. Includes: -68 schools around the world that teach in English and offer American-style degrees -A description of each campus and its academic reputation -Tuition rates and financial aid information -Housing options, extracuricular activities, and support services -Contact information and directions on how to apply -Advice on staying healthy and staying safe From the Trade Paperback edition.
This annually updated guide has been helping students stay off the reject pile for 30 years. With step-by-step guidance on how to fill in your UCAS application, and helpful tip boxes throughout, it provides vital advice on avoiding common mistakes and making your personal statement stand out.

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