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  • Education Liaison

    Supporting Student Choices

    Supporting Student Choices | 1

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    Aims and Objectives

    • Researching and choosing the right provider and course

    • Alternative options to university

    • Supporting students to make sensible subject choices at level 3

    Supporting Student Choices | 2

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    Choosing the right provider and course

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    Presenter Presentation Notes Thousands of courses, can be a tough choice, research essential

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    Start the research early

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    Presenter Presentation Notes Thousands of courses, can be a tough choice, research essential

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    What can university do

    for you?

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    Extra activities

    Develop valuable

    skills

    Many jobs require a degree

    Plenty of support Study

    abroad

    Work placements

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    Living quarters

    Learning support

    Social & sporting activities

    LocationLocation Location Distance

    from home

    Location Campus v/s non-campus

    LocationReputation

    Part-time jobs

    Study facilities

    Things to consider when choosing a university

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    Choosing a course - points to consider

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    UCAS

    Use independent

    university guides

    Attend Higher

    Education fairs

    Research relevant statistics

    about course

    Browse university websites

    Presenter Presentation Notes Thousands of courses, can be a tough choice, research essential

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    In-depth course research

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    • Entry requirements – make sure they match your predicted grades

    • Read course content, they vary between universities

    • Course assessment – exams, coursework, ongoing assessment

    • Possibility of work placement or study abroad

    • Graduate jobs from this course

    Presenter Presentation Notes Thousands of courses, can be a tough choice, research essential

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    If still in doubt, check…

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    “Centigrade is an online resource that helps you make the right decision about higher education. It accesses the full UCAS database for the UK to give you instant feedback on which courses would suit you best.”

    Helps you work out which courses suit your: • Interests • Abilities • Qualifications

    • Access to whole UCAS database

    • Fee of £15 per user • 30 minutes to

    complete

    …Centigrade

    Studies have shown that students who do the most research into Higher Education are the most likely to complete their course.

    “Centigrade is an online resource that helps you make the right decision about higher education. It accesses the full UCAS database for the UK to give you instant feedback on which courses would suit you best.”

    “ “

    Presenter Presentation Notes Thousands of courses, can be a tough choice, research essential

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    Useful HE related websites

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    Comparing UK HE course dataIndependent university guide

    unistats.ac.uk/

    HE courses at colleges www.londoncolleges.com

    www.prospects.ac.uk

    Higher Education Careers Services Unit www.hecsu.ac.uk

    https://www.whatuni.com

    Presenter Presentation Notes Science: biomedical, dentistry Maths, computer science Languages: some courses beginners level

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    Alternative options to university

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    School leaver programmes

    HE college courses

    Location Apprenticeships

    Employment

    Gap year

    Presenter Presentation Notes Science: biomedical, dentistry Maths, computer science Languages: some courses beginners level

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    Further information

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    School leaver programmes

    LocationHE college courses

    Apprenticeships

    • Work + part-time learning • Specific to an area of work • Get valuable work experience • Gain a qualification • Get paid • Various levels (level 4-7) • Good chance of full-time employment • Usually competitive`

    • HNC, HND, Foundation Diploma, Degree (level 4-6) • Full-time or part-time • Courses are work-related • Can be ‘topped up’ for a full degree • Opportunity to taste a job/profession

    Presenter Presentation Notes Science: biomedical, dentistry Maths, computer science Languages: some courses beginners level

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    Further information

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    Employment

    Gap year

    • Entry level jobs • Lots of jobs are now apprenticeships • Typical job sectors: business, retail, IT & digital media,

    recruitment, sport

    • Consider career progression within an organisation

    • Travel and work/volunteer abroad

    • Volunteer on a project at home

    • Work and save money for university

    • New experience provide insight about possible career paths

    • Gain experience + develop skills

    • May struggle to settle back into studies

    • Expensive to travel or have unpaid job

    • Wasting time could leave a bad impression

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    Alternative to university - useful websites

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    Apprenticeships School Leaver programmes

    www.getingofar.gov.uk

    www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

    www.gapyear.com

    Employment • Job boards • Specific job boards • Company websites

    Gap year

    www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk

    Presenter Presentation Notes Science: biomedical, dentistry Maths, computer science Languages: some courses beginners level

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    Making sensible subject choices at level 3 • Courses at university that require essential subjects or other

    requirements at level 3:

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    • Science based courses: usually one or two science subjects and sometimes maths

    • Maths based courses: usually maths

    • English and modern foreign languages: relevant subject

    Presenter Presentation Notes Science: biomedical, dentistry, nursing, Maths, computer science, actuarial science Languages: some courses beginners level

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    Making sensible subject choices at level 3

    Essential subjects or other requirements at level 3:

    • Humanities: usually relevant subject

    • Art based courses e.g. fashion, fine art, graphic design: portfolio

    • Performing Arts: audition

    • Engineering: usually maths and physics

    • Architecture: arts/science

    • Sports: one science subject

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    Presenter Presentation Notes Foundation year courses: check ER

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    Making sensible subject choices at level 3

    • Courses that do not require essential subjects at level 3:

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    • Business/Finance • Psychology • Education • Law • Sociology • Media • Philosophy

    • Politics • Archaeology • Classical studies • History of Art • Theology • Surveying

  • Questions

    Supporting Student Choices | 18

    Supporting Student Choices Aims and Objectives Choosing the right provider and course Start the research early What can university do for you? Slide Number 6 Choosing a course -�points to consider In-depth course research If still in doubt, check… Useful HE related websites Alternative options to university Further information Further information Alternative to university - useful websites Making sensible subject choices at level 3 Making sensible subject choices at level 3 Making sensible subject choices at level 3 Questions