With over 100 students from Brooklands College receiving offers for university places for September 2019, the UCAS application process will open on 4th September 2019 for September 2020 entry.
The University of Surrey, Royal Holloway, UCA, Oxford Brookes and Kingston University were amongst a list of universities to offer places to students studying at Brooklands College for degree courses including Business Management, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Film and Television Production and Mechanical Engineering.
We would recommend students thinking about going to university next year to prepare their applications as soon as possible.
We’ve prepared answers to some frequently asked questions below.
The Careers team provide support for students thinking about applying to university. The Careers advisors are based in the Library at both the Weybridge and Ashford campus and work alongside the course tutors to help students decide on their progression routes. They also advise on employment, higher education and apprenticeships.
You can use the UCAS website to research suitable course choices. The Careers team recommend for all students to attend open days to meet the university lecturers and learn more about the different courses available. You can find out more about upcoming open days by following this link.
The deadlines are set by UCAS, with all applications needing to be submitted by 15th January 2020 to be given equal consideration. The final deadline is 30th June – all applications received by this date are processed and sent to the relevant universities and colleges. Applications received after 30th June will go directly into a process called ‘Clearing’.
Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. At the same time, it’s an ideal way for you to find another course. You can find courses with vacancies that interest you.
The UCAS Tariff is a points-based system used to report achievement and judge entry to higher education in a numerical format. All level 3 qualifications carry tariff points and students can work out which universities they can apply to once they know their predicted grades and how many tariff points they have.
The following will help a UCAS application stand out:
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Get advice on choosing degree subjects
You do all your research and applying for courses online through the UCAS website.
These will give lots of useful information.
Gives students’ views of their universities based on the results of an annual student survey
The biggest course search comparison site, find a range of courses as well as information on colleges and universities
Find up-to-date labour market information (LMI) within the Careers section.
LMI is information about the current and future economic and employment situation and is an important tool when researching career ideas. It includes current trends in employment sectors, recruitment patterns, average starting salaries and future prospects.
The ‘careerometer’ tool brings together existing national sources of high quality labour market information that can inform people’s choices about their careers. This information is automatically updated as new figures become available.
For more information and to use the Careerometer, click here.
Katherine Crooks and Sarah Symonds