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thursday 11th march

2010

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Jersey

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The Universities of Brighton, Chichester and Sussex each have a long history of admitting students from

the Channel Islands, and are a popular study destination for Jersey students. We:

• Are three separate institutions offering a wide range of courses in a diverse set of subjects, and • Guarantee offers for most subjects to Jersey applicants who have, or are predicted the required grades. • Work closely with all Schools and Colleges in Jersey and are on hand to provide you with advice and support on the application process, and • Are all located within Sussex with excellent air and sea transport links . . .

• Only modern university to be named Sunday Times University of the Year • Recognised as a new research star by the Times Higher Education Supplement • Excellent graduate employment

www.brighton.ac.uk

• A top ten University for overall student satisfaction • Campuses at Chichester & Bognor Regis

www.chi.ac.uk

AIR: Gatwick, Shoreham, Southampton and Bournemouth airports SEA: Portsmouth, Southampton and Newhaven seaports

To find out more about this agreement, visit: www.progressionaccord.org.uk

Participating schools/colleges Beaulieu Convent School; De La Salle College; Hautlieu School; Highlands College; Jersey College for Girls; Victoria College

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• A Times Higher top 30 University • Interdisciplinary study • Research excellence • Single campus UniversityLocated on outskirts of Brighton

www.sussex.ac.uk

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welcome I am delighted to welcome you to the 18th Annual Higher Education Fair, the first to be sponsored by Capita Fiduciary Group. Almost 70 Universities and Colleges from all parts of mainland Britain are attending this year and representatives of universities from other parts of the world including Australia and New Zealand. This presents local students with a wonderful opportunity to talk directly to universities and start to gain varied and extensive information essential for the important decisions that lie ahead. The series of presentations taking place during the event will give students and parents the opportunity for further in depth information, all of which will undoubtedly aid the decision making and application process for university. On behalf of Careers Jersey I would particularly like to thank Capita Fiduciary Group for their sponsorship of this event which enables us to provide high quality information and promote the event to a wide audience. I would also like to thank all the universities, colleges and other institutions who have made the effort to be here, a number of whom have visited schools over the week, giving useful advice to students of different ages.

I hope you have an enjoyable and productive experience, and that it helps you to take the next exciting step towards a fulfilling career.

Andy Gibbs Careers Jersey. Department for Education, Sport & Culture

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why higher education? presentations during the HE fair 2010 HE Fair attendees subject specialists the Qualifications needed for higher education how to choose a university or college questions to consider timetable what help is available ? useful Internet links selectd University directory notes: Universities I want to talk to

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A University Degree in Jersey? A degree can be your passport to success and it has long been the aim to make it easier to study for a degree in Jersey, especially for those people who find it difficult to study off-island or who want a degree that is directly related to the Jersey experience. The University Centre at Highlands, together with its partner universities, is making available a range of on-island higher education opportunities on both full and a part-time basis. Supported by Education, Sport and Culture and Economic Development the programmes are of the same standard and quality as courses studied in the UK and for which the same level of financial support is available. To support these programmes a University Centre has been established on the campus with a high standard of facilities necessary for undergraduate and graduate study. The common feature of the programmes is the work-related nature of the degrees and it is the intention to expand the programmes in the next few years and to add new degrees to the portfolio. Access to Higher Education Foundation Degree in IT for Business Foundation Degree in Financial Services Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art & Design Foundation Degree in Art & Design

BA(Hons) Financial Services BSc(Hons) Social Sciences BSc(Hons) Construction Management BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology Post Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying MSc Human Resources Executives MBA

For more information on the courses available through the University Centre please contact Jane Herlihy on 608526, or email jane.herlihy@highlands.ac.uk . For general information about Highlands College courses please visit our website at www.highlands.ac.uk

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OPPORTUNITIES

ACHIEVEMENT

SUCCESS

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why higher education? Over 400 students from Jersey started Higher Education courses in the UK last year. This number was made up of students leaving school, students who had taken a year out from education and mature students from employment.

Why do so many local people make this decision to go to university? •Many Higher Education courses provide a vocational programme of study directly related to particular work areas, such as accountancy, business administration, library studies, sports science and teaching. •A Higher Education qualification is an absolute must for initial entry to some careers - medicine, chartered engineering and architecture, for example. •You have the opportunity to study an academic subject that you are passionate about. This may be a new subject that you have never studied before, or continuation of a subject you already enjoy, but in far greater depth. •A degree or HND usually improves your chances of obtaining a fulfilling job and having better promotion prospects. •Graduates have a better earning potential. Over a working life, the average graduate will

earn around 23% more than his/her equivalent holding two or more A-levels. This rises to 30% for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering graduates, 39% for Law graduates and 44% for Medicine graduates. (Source: The economic benefits of Higher Education’—PWC) •You may be at a stage in life when you can study a subject for the sake of personal satisfaction. •You will make lots of new friends and become independent and gain confidence. •You will broaden both your educational and personal horizons •Higher Education develops important transferable skills, which can give you an edge in the fast-changing world of employment. Whilst at university each student can improve their employability skills and create their own skills portfolio. Analysis of employer surveys suggests the desired skills for graduates fall

into four broad areas: Self Reliance Skills (such as self-awareness, networking, decision making, proactivity, and a willingness to learn); People skills (such as team working, leadership, interpersonal skills, customer focus); General Skills (such as business acumen, IT literacy, problem solving and numeracy); and Specialist skills (such as languages, IT, and technical skills such as journalism, engineering etc).

However, do remember that: •HE is not necessarily the best option for everyone •If you change your mind or choose the wrong course it could be an expensive mistake. The Department for Education, Sport & Culture will not fund any repeat periods of study and requires repayment of tuition fees and any maintenance paid during the term in which you dropped out. •Having a degree does not guarantee you a job.

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presentations during the HE fair The following presentations are offered to you to find out more about particular areas relating to Higher Education. They will be held in the ICT and English classrooms at Hautlieu and directions will be available on the day. You are encouraged to make the most of attending these talks which will all give the opportunity to find out about subjects in much greater depth.

4.30pm

the exhibition stands will close between 4.30pm and 5pm so make sure you go to one of the presentations!

5.15pm  

University of Liverpool Oxford Brookes University Degerees Ahead/Monash University University of Portsmouth Nottingham Trent University Open University Jersey China Thames Valley University London University of Brighton Winchester School of Arts Royal Veterinary College, Universityof London University of Cambridge

How to choose a course & University Why Higher Education The Advantages of Studying Overseas/Monash University - Australia Psychology Architecture & Property Why the Open University? Why & Where to study China/Chinese Music Technology Medicine Portfolio Tune-Up session

University of Buckingham University of the West of England, Bristol University of Portsmouth Projects Abroad Queen Mary, University of London Careers Jersey Southampton Solent University Arts Univiersity College at Bournemouth University of Brighton University of Bath University of Winchester University College, Falmouth

Why Higher Education How to choose a course & university Criminology Voluntary Work overseas Law University Grants & Funding - the Jersey System Interior Design Media Sports Physics Teaching Art & Design

Veterinary Medicine Applying for Science degrees

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2010 HE fair attendees

exhibiting universities: A layout plan will be distributed on entry to the HE Fair

Area 1 (London)

City University, London Kingston University Queen Mary, University of London University of London Royal Veterinary College Thames Valley University University College London London Heathrow London Gatwick Stansted London City

Area 2 (North East) Durham University Newcastle Durham Tees Valley

Area 3 (North)

University of Chester Edge Hill University Lancaster University Liverpool Hope University Liverpool John Moores University University of Liverpool Universitt of Manchester University of Sheffield University of York Manchester Liverpool

Doncaster

Southend

Area 4 (Wales)

Area 7 (South West)

Bangor University Cardiff University Swansea University UWIC (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff) Cardiff

Area 5 (Midlands)

Aston University, Birmingham University of Birmingham Harper Adams University College Loughborough University Nottingham Trent University University of Nottingham Oxford Brookes University University of Oxford University of Warwick Birmingham East Midlands

Area 6 (East)

University of Cambridge University of East Anglia Norwich University College of the Arts Writtle College Stanstead Luton Norwich

Bath Spa University University of Bath University of Bristol University of the West of England, Bristol University of Exeter University College Falmouth Hartpury College University College Marjon Plymouth University of Plymouth University of Plymouth Colleges (UPC) Bristol Exeter Plymouth

Area 8 (South East)

Anglo European College of Chiropractic Arts University College at Bournemouth Bournemouth University University of Buckingham University of Brighton University of Chichester University of Kent University of Portsmouth University of Reading Southampton Solent University University of Southampton University of Surrey

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University of Sussex Winchester School of Art University of Southampton University of Winchester Bournemouth London Gatwick Southampton

Other:

Highlands College Jersey BPP Professional Education Careers Jersey Degrees Ahead Monash Institute of Law China Studies and Opportunities - Jersey China Open University Student Finance Degrees in Australia & New Zealand - Study Options Voluntary Work Overseas - Projects Abroad

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subject specialists If you are interested in studying a particular subject which is listed below, it would be useful to take advantage of having professors, lecturers and experts in particular fields at the event. They will be happy to talk to you about what a degree in their field involves, even if you are not particularly thinking of going to their university. Agriculture American Studies Architecture Art Art & Design China Studies & Opportunities Chiropractic Construction Creative Technologies Criminology Dentistry Early Childhood Study Equine Financial Services Film Fine Art

Writtle College (Alexandra Nemeth) Swansea University (Steve Minney) Nottingham Trent University (Mandy Clark) Portsmouth University (Peta Tattersall) Highlands College (Linda Burton) Nottingham Trent University (Mandy Clark) Portsmouth University (Peta Tattersall) University College Falmouth (Simon Thompson) Norwich University (Sam Epps) Jersey China (Tim Nash) Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (Sacha Billett) Highlands College (Tony Bechelet) Nottingham Trent University (Mandy Clark) Portsmouth University (Peta Tattersall) University of Brighton (Carl Griffiths) Portsmouth University (Dr Nathan Hall) Cardiff University Highlands College (Gill Oakes) Writtle College (Alexandra Nemeth) Highlands College (Innes MacLagan) Portsmouth University (Peta Tattersall) Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton (Alex Schady)

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Gap Years Graphics Healthcare History Horticulture Interior Design IT Law Law Marketing Materials Science Media Medicine Natural Sciences Performing Arts Performance Art Physics Property Psychology Social Sciences Sport Studying Overseas Teaching Textiles Veterinary Medicine Visual Communication (Inc Graphic Design and Illustration)

Projects Abroad Southampton Solent (Zoë Green) Cardiff University Swansea University (Steve Minney) Writtle College (Alexandra Nemeth) Southampton Solent (Zoë Green) Highlands College (Stuart Philip) Institute of Law (Lori-Ann Foley) Queen Mary, University of London (Prof. Andrew Le Sueur) Bath Spa University (David King) University of Cambridge (Dr Kirsten Dickers) Southampton Solent (Zoë Green) Portsmouth University (Peta Tattersall) University College Falmouth (Simon Thompson) Brighton University (Darren Beany) Cardiff University University of Cambridge (Dr Kirsten Dickers) Portsmouth University (Peta Tattersall) University College Falmouth (Simon Thompson University of Bath (Gary Mathlin) Nottingham Trent University (Mandy Clark) University of Brighton (Carl Griffiths) Portsmouth University (Professor Vasudevi Reddy) Highlands College (Innes MacLagan) Hartpury College Degrees Ahead (Joanna Turner) University of Winchester (Emma Morely) Arts University College at Bournemouth (Anne-Marie Howat) Royal Veterinary College, University of London (Chris Hobson) Arts University College at Bournemouth (Sally Hope)

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the qualifications needed for higher education Generally institutions require a Level 3 qualification to access a Higher Education course. A Level 3 qualification can be obtained through, for example, A2 levels, the BTEC National Certificate/ Diploma or the NVQ 3. Although some institutions still ask for traditional A level grades such as ‘BBB’, most course entry requirements now require a specific number of points, which can be made up through a variety of combinations. The tables below detail the main UCAS points tariff. For further information on alternative qualifications, look online at: www.ucas.com/higher/tariff/calc/

The entry qualifications required by mature students can often be more flexible and are down to the individual university as they will also take in to account professional qualifications and previous experiences. It is important for mature students to talk directly to the Higher Education Institutions to see exactly what is required. For Jersey funding purposes students must have a level 3 qualification, even if a university offers a place with less.

The UCAS Points Tariff for A2 and AS Levels AS Level

A2 level

3-unit award

6-unit award

UCAS Points

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IB The UCAS Points Tariff for BTEC Awards

D = Distinction M = Merit P = Pass

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International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

National Award National National Diploma (6 units) Certificate (18 units)

 UCAS Points

B Diploma points

UCAS Tariff

     

     

DDD DDM DMM

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DM MM MP PP  

MMP MPP PPP    

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how to choose a university or college Higher Education Institutions vary enormously in size, traditions, location and facilities. Some are situated in city centres, some on their own campus site and others in very rural environments. Higher Education is about study but it is also about living in a particular place for a number of years.

Deciding on a University In most cases you should choose your course before choosing where you would like to study. Those who sacrifice the opportunity of studying the course they really want to do, simply so they can go to a particular university, will often regret this decision at a later date. Many popular courses are, however, offered at numerous universities and colleges across the country, and therefore choosing the university that is right for you is imperative. When considering which university, it is important that you have as much information available as possible, on which to base your decision.

There are a number of factors that need to be considered before choosing the university that you wish to attend. • •

How far are you prepared to travel to university? Are there good flight or ferry links with Jersey and how much do these cost? Is the course you wish to pursue widely available or does it cover a niche area in which certain universities or cities may be more specialist? How large or small is the university and how many students study there?

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Is the university based on one ‘campus’ site or multiple sites? Is there any transport available between sites? Is the university located in a large city or in a rural area and which would you prefer to live in? Will you get accommodation in your first year? What is the relative cost of living in the locality? Compare costs with different regions and cities.

Remember that impressions of institutions are very individual, what suits one doesn’t always suit another - see for yourself.

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how to choose a course There are over 50,000 Higher Education courses available to students and therefore a number of issues that need to be considered when deciding which course to study. Course Content

Research is key. Look at university prospectuses to help decide on which course you would like to study, but make sure you consider the actual specific detail of the course. You need to read beyond the course title and course summary. It is important to be aware that although many universities offer courses with similar names, the specific module content can vary greatly. University courses may often include modules which can be selected by you depending upon what you want to learn, but you must check which modules are core, and whether any optional modules fit the area of study that you are interested in.

Teaching Style

The teaching style for the course is an important consideration. You may find that one course consists more of module assignments and group work rather than examinations, and you should decide which is best for you, particularly if you are aware from previous experience that you prefer or perform better with specific teaching styles. Consider things such as:

•How much of the course is exam based? •How much is based on essays as compared to course work? •How does the marking system work?

length from a few weeks, to a block semester, to a year in industry (often between 2nd and 3rd years of study). If you have limited work experience, or have never worked in the field in which you are considering undertaking a career, work experience placements are invaluable. They will provide important experience that will be of benefit when looking for a job after graduation. It is advisable to check what assistance a university gives in finding an employer to take you on for your sandwich year – if this is left entirely to you, it can be more difficult than you may think.

Module Flexibility

Many courses now offer a variety of options to students in all their years of study. This allows the individual to make decisions as to the subject areas that they study. You may want to choose modules providing a wide breadth of study or ones which give in-depth analysis of key areas.

Don’t know what to do?

If you are unsure which path you would like to follow in the long-term, you need to be sure that the course you select will leave multiple options available. In this instance, it is also better to choose a subject that you are good at or enjoy. If you do not like the subject, it is unlikely that you will be able to commit yourself for the time required. This does not mean you have to study a subject you have previously studied – there are thousands of courses out there which you may have no background in, but this does not mean you cannot study them. In many cases it is good to start a subject “fresh” at degree level, provided you do your research fully and carefully and are sure this is the right course for you, do not be afraid to try something new! When making a decision on a course it is also important to remember that over two thirds of graduate jobs advertised nationally do not ask for a subject specific degree.

Work Experience Placements and Sandwich Years

Many courses provide the option of work placements. These can vary in

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how to choose : contd. When you have gathered together all the information you require, it is often useful to construct your own “Which university is best for me” grid listing your personal criteria and matching the courses and Universities and colleges to it. This should reduce your choices. You can apply for a maximum of 5 courses on your UCAS form. Each individual student will have different requirements of their potential university and so it is important to spend some time on the decision. Do not be confused into thinking that the best course is the one with the highest entry requirements as these can be influenced by popularity of the place as well as supply and demand of the subject. Although you may receive a lot of advice from various sources, as you are investing in your education you must make sure that you choose the places which suit your own individual needs. No single university is the “best” for everyone.

University League Tables

Before deciding on a university, it can be helpful to consider the university rating in the national newspaper league tables (such as The Times and Guardian). These are useful for making choices between universities because they explain how well that university is doing in comparison to others. However, Higher Education ‘League Tables’ should be treated with

caution. High league table positions do not guarantee that that university will be the best for you. It is also important to remember that ratings can vary greatly between university wide and department level and also that attending a university at the top of the league table does not imply that higher grades will be achieved. This will be the responsibility of the student studying at the university.

Social Life

Social aspects of university life are very important and elements such as location, facilities and services play a significant role in your time there. The range of social, sports and cultural activities provided by the university need to match your requirements especially if you are living away from home. Although you are at university to study, the most effective students know how to balance their social life well, to ensure that they enjoy their time as well. The cost of living (i.e. rent, food, drink and socialising) can be greater in London and other large cities and this may impact on your available budget significantly.

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Friends

Although this factor may vary in importance to you, there are many people that let their friends’ choice of university impact on their own decision. This can occasionally be of benefit as it helps provide companionship and security, especially in the first few months of starting. However, you may often find that in some instances this may make you reluctant to make new friends. This is certainly a missed opportunity to get to know new people, especially as you will be studying with them for up to three years.

Visit before you decide

Many students put more time and thought into choosing their first car than choosing their university! In order to get a true picture of whether a university is right for you, it really is important that you visit to see if you would like to study there for 3 or more years. Many Universities offer Open Days which enable you to visit, have a tour, often from a student, and have many of your questions answered. Living in Jersey often means attending Open Days can be difficult – but do not worry. All universities will be happy to show you around at other times that

coincide with your visit. You will often get a better feel for the atmosphere if you can visit during term time, but even going during university holidays will still give you some idea. Contact the Education Liaison Officer at the university to arrange a visit. Careers Jersey can put you in touch, if you do not have their contact details. If visiting is truly impossible, there are still resources for you to use such as:

Prospectuses

The best source of information on course content but can sometimes give a false impression of the university's environment by showing photographs of their most picturesque hall on a sunny day or when snow is covering the surrounding builders’ rubble.

Alternative Prospectuses

Published by the Students’ Union of the larger universities, these publications tend to be a mix of in-jokes, useful inside information, university scandal and lager-induced ramblings. They vary considerably in quality but a good one is worth its weight in gold.

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questions to consider getting on to the course • • • • • • •

Are any specific A-level subjects required for entry to the course? Are BTEC qualifications acceptable for entry to the course? What is the average level of qualification for students entering the courses I am interested in? Are there any special arrangements for mature students? What qualities are looked for when considering applicants? How can I make my personal statement stand out from the crowd? How important are work experience and extra curricular activities for getting a place on a competitive course?

the course itself • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

How is the course assessed - by examination or continuous assessment? How flexible is the course - is there scope to pursue special interests? What is the structure of the course? How easy is it to change courses or study a subsidiary course? How is the course taught - through lectures, tutorials, seminars, labwork, other? How many hours of lectures and other contact time (eg. seminars/tutorials) are there? What are the hours of study required, both supervised and unsupervised, on my course? What is the staff/student ratio? Will I have a Personal Tutor, and if so what is their role? Who will be giving lectures and leading seminars - will they be lecturers or postgraduate teaching assistants? Is it possible to study abroad for part of the course? How many students are accepted on my course via clearing and why? What are the non-completion rates for my course? And, more importantly, why? What are the first destinations/career prospects of students on my course? What are the IT resources like (eg. age of machines, operating systems and software availability)? What are the differences between the same courses in different institutions?

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institution related questions • • • • •

What proportion of students are mature? What is (typically) the gender ratio, percentage of international students What is the percentage of mature students on my course and across the institution? What is on offer with regard to student services, student union, societies, sports and recreation facilities? Is there internet access in all of the rooms in the student accommodation?

Each individual student will have different requirements of their potential university and so it is important to spend some time on the decision.

what happens when? the application timetable (overleaf) It is strongly recommended that you complete your UCAS application form as early as possible, ie the September or October before you plan to start university. The later you leave it, the more competition there will be for course places, and the less time an Admissions Tutor will have to dedicate to your application. Make sure you don’t miss any important dates. If you are planning to start university in September 2011 you need to keep on track with the timetable on the next page.

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timetable March 2010

March-August

September

October

Nov/ Dec

January 2011

The Jersey Higher Education Fair is a very important date in the calendar for anyone considering Higher Education. Start to research courses that you are considering applying for next year. Speak to university representatives at the HE Fair to get your questions answered and a feel for each university, then use information such as prospectuses, books and computer programmes which are available at Careers Jersey as well as school careers libraries. 

Good research at this stage means that you are well prepared and ready to complete your UCAS application form when you return to school or college in September.

Year 13 or equivalent

You need to be completing your UCAS application form. Think very carefully about your personal statement and work hard to create the best 47 lines that “sell yourself” as possible.

If you have not yet done so - complete your UCAS application form as soon as possible – some courses are very competitive and places are filled very quickly. Places will already be getting offered to earlier applicants and interview dates for certain courses will be arranged.

If you do not get your application form in by 15th January, it will be marked as late and will be considered only for courses that still have places available. You may well now be receiving offers of places or invitations for interview. If you are nervous about the prospect of an interview, try and arrange a mock interview either through school or Careers Jersey who are happy to offer this to anyone. Please call 449440 to set up an interview time.

You could start to visit some of the universities you are particularly interested in applying to. You can do this through their open days, or by organising individual visits through the university’s Educational Liaison Officer. This will give you some idea of the ‘type’ of university that appeals to you. Some people prefer to wait until they have had their offers in from universities before arranging visits. The February half term of Year 13 then also becomes a good time to visit.

Start to complete your UCAS application form online. Make sure you send it in by January 15th at the latest. Some schools have their own internal deadlines that are much earlier! If you are still not sure which course you want to do, where you want to study or have any other questions or concerns, you can make an appointment to speak to a Careers Adviser at Careers Jersey by calling 449440.

If you are applying to Oxford or Cambridge or for a medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine/ science course the deadline for sending in your application form is 15th October.

You do not need to reply to the offers you have had at this stage. Wait until you have heard from all the universities that you applied to, and do not make any snap decisions. You should check on the progress of your application form through the UCAS website.

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February

March

April

May

June

July 2011

You can still apply through UCAS but your application is now officially late and will only be considered for courses that have places available.

Check on the progress of your application form through the UCAS website. (You can expect your university decisions to come through by now!)

By the end of April, once you have received all the replies to your initial application, you must reduce your choice of university from five (from 2009) to two. You now need to decide on a first and second choice of university – these are known as your ‘firm’ and ‘insurance’ offers.

8th May is the last date universities and colleges can make a decision on your applications received by 15th January.

Applicants receiving decisions from all their choices by 9th May must reply to their offers by the 5th June. If you do not reply they will be declined by default.

Mid July - Clearing entry forms begin being issued to eligible applicants.

If you have heard back from all your original choices and you have not got a place you can apply again through UCAS Extra, before having to use the Clearing process. Log on to www.ucas.com to enter this process.

Make sure that you have completed accomodation applications for your firm choice if relevant.

Do NOT put an institution down as your insurance offer unless you would be happy to go there. If you do not get the grades to be accepted into your first and firm choice of institution, you are contractually bound to attend your insurance. Changing this and being released into the clearing process will take time and be difficult.

August 18th 2011

30th June is the last date that UCAS will accept applications for specific courses. After this date you have to go through clearing.

A level exam results are published. You will receive confirmation of your place at university if you meet the entry requirements. If you have missed the grades for your first choice university, but met the requirements for your insurance university, you are contractually bound to go to your insurance institute. If you have decided that you do not want to go to your insurance institute, but enter clearing instead, this can be difficult and time consuming, and can not be done until your insurance institute releases your place. This shows the importance of making the right decisions in the first place. If you do not have the grades for either of your choices, you can go through clearing or consider the alternatives, such as a gap year, re-sits or employment.

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You will find that speaking to a Careers Adviser about your options may help. Call 449440 to book at appointment.

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University Partnership Agreements There are links, agreements and Progression Accords between the island’s schools and some HE Institutions. Ask the universities or your Careers Teacher for more information:

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University of Brighton Bournemouth University University College Chichester University of Exeter University of Plymouth University of Portsmouth Southampton Solent University University of Sussex University of Winchester

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Degrees on Island

NEW 2010

validated by the University of Plymouth and London South Bank University

A number of degrees are available to study on Jersey, either full or part time at Highlands College validated by the University of Plymouth and London South Bank University. These include: Full Time Degrees • Access to Higher Education • Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art & Design • Foundation Degree in IT for Business • Foundation Degree in Financial Services • Foundation Degree in Art & Design • Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies • BSc (Hons) Social Sciences • BA (Hons) Financial Services Part Time Degrees • Foundation Degree in Art & Design • BSc (Hons) Construction Management • BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology • Post Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying • MSc Human Resource Management • Executive MBA Open University OU offer foundation, undergraduate and post graduate degrees in a wide range of subjects, studied by distance learning. BPP Professional Education Professional Qualification / Degree equivalent in offshore finance

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what help is available?

Who?

If you are still at school, your Careers teacher will normally be your first point of contact.

Andy Gibbs

Careers Jersey supply free and impartial careers information, advice and guidance to all age groups, whether you are still at school or a mature student. Our one to one guidance could help if you are trying to find the right direction, applying for any kind of course and want advice on filling your UCAS form and writing your personal statement, or improving your interview skills. You can also arrange an appointment with the Student Finance Officer to discuss the Student Award and parental contribution.

Where?

Careers Jersey is based at the Philip Le Feuvre House, La Motte Street (The same building as Social Security) You can access our website at www.gov.je/careers

When?

We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. If you want to meet with a Careers Adviser, it is advisable to phone and make an appointment by calling 449440. You can drop in to browse our Careers Library at any time.

Head of Careers & Learning Support

Email - a.gibbs@gov.je Phone - 449455 Alan Willians

Education Liason Manager

Email - a.williams@gov.je Phone - 449465 Mel Rudd Careers Administrator

Email - m.rudd@gov.je Phone - 449270 Jeremy Field

Education Careers Adviser

Email - j.field@gov.je Phone - 449282 Annie Richardson & Jane Bree Student Finance Officers

(Grants & Funding Advice) Email - studentfinance@gov.je Phone - 449450

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useful internet links If you don’t know what to study… www.ukcoursefinder.com

Try completing the questionnaire “Find your dream course in 15 minutes”.

www.ucas.ac.uk/stamford

A short questionnaire which results in a range of course suggestions which may be suitable for you

www.coa.co.uk/centigrade

This is a programme that assesses student’s interests, abilities and personal qualities and matches them with HE courses throughout the UK.

General HE information… www.ucas.com

Allows you to search for courses, find out information about all aspects of higher education and apply online. The essential site to visit.

www.opendays.com.

It is important that you visit a university before deciding you are going to spend 3 years (or more) studying there. You will

find visiting on an Open Day useful, but universities will also be able to show you round at other times if more convenient.

www.push.co.uk An independent site with lots of information about institutions; some irreverent, some very useful. Allows you to build a wish list www.unistats.com An official website to help you make an informed choice in deciding which University to apply to.

If you are thinking of applying to Oxford or Cambridge

www.oxbridge-admissions.org.uk gives student profiles of Oxbridge applicants, as well as interview and application tips

If you are thinking of taking a Gap Year www.gapyear.com

for everything you need to know about gap years—a one stop shop of independent, expert advice.

Think you may want to study abroad?

http://www.fulbright.co.uk/eas/studyus/ index.html gives useful information about the American university system.

www.studyoptions.com for studying in Australia & New Zealand.

Before you go…

www.newstudent.org

An excellent site to meet fellow students who will be at the same university and on the same course as you—before you actually go.

www.missyourmum.com

Lots of advice about leaving home!

www.yougofurther.co.uk

Yougo is full of features for students in the Uni application process.

If you are a mature student

considering entering Higher Education then a useful website can be found at

http://www.maturestudent.info

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selected university directory

The Institute of Law

The Institute of Law provides legal education in Channel Islands law. The postgraduate Jersey Law Course launched in 2009 is designed for those wishing to qualify as an advocate or solicitor in Jersey. In 2010 the Institute will offer tuition in Jersey to students enrolled on the University of London External System LLB programme.

Contact Details

Institute of Law, Law House, 1 Seale Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QG T: +44(0)1534 826060 E: andrewlesueur@lawinstitute.ac.je W: www.lawinstitute.ac.je Jersey Law Course (postgrad): 44 students

University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

Univeristy of Sussex

Contact Details

Contact details

Plymouth, PL6 8BH T: 01752 636890 E: admissions@marjon.ac.uk W: www.ucpmarjon.ac.uk

Head of Admissions, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RH T: 01273 678416 E: R.Evans@sussex.ac.uk W: www.sussex.ac.uk

UCP Marjon is popular with students,ranking top 10 in the NSS two of the past four years and the Sunday Times have ranked us a top 5 University College.  We’re also popular with employers, with our recent graduates achieving a 95% employment rate.  With a £20 million investment into our campus and sports facilities, we offer the complete experience.

UCP Marjon, Derriford Road

Undergrad 2317 Postgrad 1622 Total 3939

Sussex is a leading research university of international standing. Within the Times Higher World Rankings we are in the top 20 in the UK, top 50 in Europe and top 150 in the world. Our single campus site located on the outskirts of Brighton provides the ideal location for a fantastic student experience, and is only a short train journey from Gatwick airport!

Rob Evans

Undergrads Postgrads Total

7,690 3,085 10,775

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