We are here to help and support you with your future plans, and this includes if you decide to go to university.
We can help you with exploring the different course options available, the application process, and personal statement writing. For further information on the different post-18 options, click here:
How do I apply to uni?
Most full-time applications are made through ucas.com.
If you are applying for a Conservatoire, part-time degree, or other type of course you may need to apply directly through the institutions’ own website.
How many courses/places can I apply for?
You can add up to 5 course choices on your application.
I’m a WSC student, what is the Buzzword?
The buzzword links your application to the college so that we can add your reference.
I’m having problems with logging into UCAS, what should I do?
Make sure that you are logging in to the correct year of entry.
You can request your username and re-set your password.
If you are still having problems, you will need to contact UCAS directly.
What are the entry requirements?
Each institution will set their own entry requirements.
All courses available in the UK can be found on the UCAS website, it is also good to double check these directly on the university website.
Do I need to put the course that I’m currently studying on my application?
The universities aren’t mind readers; your application is the only thing they have to go by…. If it isn’t on your application- they’re not going to know.
What happens after I send my application?
If you have linked your application to the college by using the buzzword, your application will come to us.
We check it and will send it back to you if there are any amendments to be made. Your Course Director will then add your reference and predicted grade.
Once all of this is complete, we will send it off to UCAS for you.
What happens once UCAS receives my application?
They will send it to the universities you have applied for.
You can then track your application by logging in to UCAS Track. Here is where you will be able to see and respond to your offers.
When is the deadline for me to send my application?
Although UCAS’ official deadline is 15 January, we need time to check your application, add your predicted grades and references. Therefore, we have an internal deadline to ensure every application is sent off in time.
When will I start getting offers?
If your application is sent off by the January deadline, institutions have until the 20th May to send you an offer which can be viewed in UCAS Track. If you have applied after this deadline, institutions have until 20 October.
When do I apply for Student Finance?
Student Finance opens in February. Applications are made through the gov.uk website at www.gov.uk/student-finance
I’m not sure what course I want to do at university
Start researching courses early.
Attend university open events to get a taste of university life and see if it’s right for you.
You can speak to current university students using Unibuddy.
If you are unsure and would like to discuss your options, please email your questions to us, or book an appointment to speak with one of our careers advisors.