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    Futures Day for Parents

    Our UCAS evening for parents was extremely well attended and we hope you all went away feeling a little more informed about the process.

    For those of you who could not attend please click here to access the powerpoint used during the evening.

    If you have any further queries please contact Mr Harper, Head of Yr12 qharper@ndhs.org.uk

     

    Good Uni Guide

    Students can download the latest edition of the Good Uni Guide free, on your smart-phone by going to this website:

    http://gooduniguide.co.uk/

     

    UCAS

    It's time to think about what happens after year 13.  For those of students intending on going to university it is time to start choosing courses and writing personal statements.  The deadlines schedule is on this page, as are a useful list of links to help you.

    Don't forget to regularly check the UCAS page on Fronter.  It's the place to look for information about how to support your UCAS application, as well as resources and guidance for writing personal statements.  The site is updated frequently and contains up to date information about summer schools and other useful opportunities.

     

    UCAS pages

    www.ucas.com – This is the main UCAS page.  Advice, guidance and an overview of all stages of application

    www.ucas.com/apply – The UCAS application pages

     

    Choosing universities – comparison and information sites.  Do not base your opinion on just one of these sites, as they can be very subjective.  This is not an exhaustive list.

     

    http://university.which.co.uk/

    http://www.whatuni.com/

    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

    http://www.push.co.uk/

    http://www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

     

     

    Finance information

    www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance– The formal student finance website.

    http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/student-finance– Some user-friendly information on student finance

    http://www.slc.co.uk/-Student Loans

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/student-finance/ - Opinion, news and advice on all things student finance

    Norwich Summer school – www.norfolksummerschoo.wix.com/norfolk - An excellent course tailored to help students with Russell Group applications

     

    This is a course run at the UEA which goes through the relevant skills required for university.

    http://www.uea.ac.uk/business/cpd-training/professional-development/courses/education/skills-for-uni

     Bursaries are available for this course - ask for information when you contact them.

     

    MOOC – massive open online course which covers the skills for university

    https://www.class-central.com/mooc/1443/futurelearn-preparing-for-uni

    This is a free online course covering very specific (and extremely useful) university skils.

     

     

     

    Notre Dame UCAS Schedule 2014-15

    Date

    Action/Event

    Wednesday 11th June

    UCAS morning

    Students go to Higher Education Convention at UEA to start thinking about courses and institutions

    Thursday 12th June

    Students back in normal lessons

     

    Tuesday 17th June

    Statement writing begins in earnest

    Thursday 19th June

    Students can log on to UCAS and fill in all of the application details.

    Monday 30th June

    Tutors check that all subject statements are completed for all tutees

    Monday 7th-11th July

    Oxbridge Summer School - run by Norwich School

    Thursday 14th August

    AS results published

    Interviews, advice and guidance QHA/ALI

    Friday 5th September DEADLINE

    Subject-specific references requested from staff if they are required for an Early Application.

    Monday 15th September DEADLINE

    Early Application deadline (Oxbridge, Medicine, Veterinary - also a good idea for nursing and law) - including final personal statements and form tutor references - to be completed online. 

    Friday 10th October

    Deadline for all other UCAS applications - completed by students and submitted online.

     

     

    1. UEA Finance Infographic 2014-720