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Welcome and introduction

Mark Newman, a team manager in the Customer Experience Centre at UCAS, welcomes you to the course and sets out the starting point and learning aims around the key question …

Entry requirements

Universities and colleges set their own entry requirements for higher education courses and these vary widely…depending on the subject, the specific course and the institution. Entry requirements are there to …

Where are they now?

Some careers and professions do require specific degrees, subject knowledge, or other qualifications, but as we’ve highlighted in this course, people actually choose their degree course for all sorts of …

Tips and advice from university admissions teams

Every university and college has an admissions department with experienced teams who manage and process your application. They work to codes of practice and aim to ensure the admissions procedures …

Tips on preparing for university

It might seem a long way off, but once you’ve decided what you want to do next, done your research, and completed your application, you can then turn your focus …

The UCAS application process

In this step, we will give you an overview of the UCAS application process. Wherever you live, whether it’s in the United Kingdom, Europe, or international settings further afield, our …

Preparing for careers

In this step, we will look further into some of the key messages about careers and focus on how you need to prepare for the world of work. What were …

The changing careers landscape

Preparing for jobs and the world of work today is radically different from a generation ago. Jobs are increasingly done ‘on the move’, any time of the day, in almost …

Turning the spotlight on yourself

Making decisions can be challenging – especially when there’s a lot to choose from and you know whatever you decide could have a lasting impact. Building on some of the …

Meet experienced careers advisers

In this step, you will hear from experienced careers advisers with advice and tips to help you get focused, consider your options, and make the right choices for you. While …

Introduction to week 2

There’s a lot to choose from and there may be different pathways to reach your goals, so you may need some advice and support to help you navigate your way …

Researching subjects

In this step, you can use the UCAS search tool to see if you can find the answers to the tasks we have set. (We will be asking for the …

Review of this week

Mark Newman from UCAS reflects on this week’s activities, which we hope have helped you find out more about all of the post-18 options and extended your knowledge of higher …