The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service operates the application process for British Universities, but also offers several services for different audiences and those who need support in the application process. We’ve compiled some of the most recent information, links and dates for 2020 that you may find useful!
Where to start?
UCAS’ advice for parents and carers centres around how you can help your young person throughout their decision making process for their post-16 options. As well as this, they also have more specific information on helping you to help your young person apply for university.
This page displays a video titled ‘UCAS for parents in under 90 seconds’, which is a great starting point – but this is just one piece of a wider picture of information. They have a parent newsletter that you can sign up for here, which will give you regular updates on the information you will need to help with your support. This will include information on the application process, although if you prefer they have a listed Facebook live you can view.
Top Ten Tips!
UCAS’ Top Ten Tips – Follow this link to view further information related to these tips
- Start research early
- Know the deadlines
- Browse through courses
- Go to UCAS events and course provider open days (currently virtual open days)
- Check entry requirements
- Redraft their personal statement
- Understand student finance
- Be prepared for results day
- Understand how Extra and Clearing work
- Visit social media for regular advice and to ask questions
Additionally on their social media, UCAS are responsive to those who mention them, and there is information posted daily that you may find useful. They also have a blog, which holds up-to-date posts about important topics, such as replying to your offers.
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