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May 19th see the opening of the UCAS application process for 2021 entry.  All year 12 students have been invited to take part in a session which takes them through the University registration and application process. All year 12 students have been invited to attend. The session is to be run on MS teams on Thursday 21st May at 2pm by Mrs Ainscow. We hope to welcome as many of you as possible to join the session.

Please check this page for updates on UCAS, activities to complete, or general information.

New pages have been added to the right-hand menu!

 

Free Downloadable Textbooks

Springer textbooks are offering free downloadable University textbooks in a variety of different subjects:

NEW - Medical virtual work experience is available at  https://bsmsoutreach.thinkific.com/courses/VWE

Please also check the PDF attached below for the full list.

 

CAMHS Resources

If you have having any difficulties with your mental health, during this stressful time, you can find resources at the link below to help support your wellbeing.

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/

 

UK University Search

UK University Search are holding weekly webinars on a number of useful topics, regarding university applications and other such subjects. These Webinar Wednesdays occur once a week, for the next month. Each webinar will also feature a Question and Answer session to provide students with the opportunity to gain personalised advice.

Please see below for the schedules, and please click on the logo to be taken to the website.

29 April - Choosing a University - How to Make the Right Choice at the Current Time

6 May - Applying for University – UCAS Personal Statement Advice

13 May – Student Finance – Loans, Scholarships and Bursaries

20 May – Why Choose an Apprenticeship? – Find out More about the Benefits of Apprenticeships

27 May - Life at University - Explore Life as an Undergraduate Student

 

Student Finance

For up-to-date information on Student Finance, please see the powerpoint attached below.

 

UCAS Deadlines

There have been updates released regarding which applicants are affected by the May reply deadline change. The new dates are highlighted in the table below.

These dates have been updated in Track, and applicants have been emailed, to let them know if their deadlines have changed.

This should hopefully give students and their chosen universities and colleges the extra time they need to fully consider any decisions and offers, and ensures fairness in admissions is maintained.

 

Wider Reading

In response to the current situation which will cause so many issues with work experience and summer schools, Causeway have launched a page on their website dedicated to wider reading.

https://causeway.education/wider-reading