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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

UCAS and Enrichment Resources

 Here you will find lots of useful and interesting resources for students and parents. Follow the links below to take you to the range of resources available. It will be updated on a regular basis so check back regularly:


Websites

The links below will take you directly to the websites listed:

UCAS Website:

 Year 13 students use it to apply and track their applications
Year 12 students can use it to search for undergraduate courses
(www.ucas.com)
 
UCAS Advisor for Parents:
Parents can follow the link below for information about UCAS and 
the process of applying to university

Apply to Uni:

 An excellent university comparison site full of unbiased advice on how to choose a university 
(www.applytouni.com)
 

 Whatuni?

Whatuni helps students find the right university and it allows them to search for a course by Entry Requirements or by University Ranking. The website is full of advice, student reviews, free prospectuses, open days, videos and much, much more......
http://www.whatuni.com
 

 Student Finance:

The official Website for all up to date information and to apply for student finance
(https://www.gov.uk/student-finance)

 

The Student Ladder  :

 For 15-18 year old students offering advice on A levels, degrees and alternative programmes for 18 year olds and also work experience, gap year and career options ( www.studentladder.co.uk)

 

Bright Knowledge

 Bright Knowledge is the essential guide to careers, education and student life
http://www.brightknowledge.org/

 

Pure Potential:

 Free of charge support for students making decisions about their future, including plenty of useful advice on applying to university, school leaver programmes, work experience and choosing a career. There is also a section for parents
(www.purepotential.org)

 

Directions:

 Register for updates on work experience, school leaver schemes, apprenticeships and career events in Finance and Law
(http://www.directions.org.uk/)
 

Arch

 Arch specialises in getting young people into great careers in IT, Digital, Marketing, Financial Services and Business through the Government backed Apprenticeship programme.

 

future-talent.com

 future-talent.com is the fastest growing online resource for school and college leavers across the UK and hosts a range of opportunities from apprenticeships and sponsored degrees to gap year and free training programmes.

http://www.future-talent.com/

 

All About School Leavers

 An excellent site full of latest Apprenticeships and School Leavers Programmes, advice on writing cover letter and interview tips. You can also take a Career Test.

http://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

 

Unistats

 The official website for comparing  course data from UK universities and higher education colleges.
https://unistats.direct.gov.uk 

 

University of London Taster Courses:

 This website has links to taster courses in a variety of subjects taking place at universities and colleges across London.
(www.london.ac.uk/tasters)
 
 
Open Days:

 This website allows you to browse the university and college open day calendar and book your free place. It also has loads of advice on what to do at open days to make the most of the experience. (www.opendays.com/calendar/)


PowerPoint Presentations

Select the title below to open the Powerpoint Presentation

Employability: 20th November 2013 delivered by University of Leicester Outreach Team

Student Finance: 31st January 2014, delivered by University of Leicester Outreach Team

Where Do I Find Information:  Hot Topics

What Degree?:  Hot Topics

What is UCAS?: Hot Topics

How can I prepare for my UCAS application?: Hot Topics

Enrichment Sessions on 12th February: Hot Topics

Researching University - Making the Right Choice: 28th February 2014 delivered by University of Leicester Outreach Team

Subjects Required for Different Degree Courses: Hot Topics

CV Writing and Interview Skills:  UCAS Conference 2014, delivered by  Rebecca Hunter and Lauren King from Alexander Mann Solutions

Writing a Personal Statemant for UCAS: Hot Topics