Dr Clare Ryan
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You need to register on the UCAS website
◦ www.ucas.ac.uk / www.ucas.com / www.ucas.co.uk
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Click on the ‘Apply’
You will need your school’s ‘buzzword’ to
complete your registration
Write down your ID number, username and
password
You will be sent an email containing a
verification code
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Personal Details
◦ Name, address, DOB etc
◦ Student support
 Fee code: 02 UK, ChI, IoM or EU Student Finance
 Student Support Arrangements: NIBd –
Belfast/Londonderry
◦ Disability/special needs
 Do not be afraid to enter the correct information here.
You will not be disadvantaged in any way.
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Once you have completed all the information,
tick the ‘section completed’ box and click
‘save’
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Activities in preparation for higher education
◦ Step-Up!
 Start Date: September 2012
 Duration: (Year 1) 13 days in University
 Location: University of Ulster
 Start Date: September 2013
 Duration: (Year 2) 17 days in University
 Location: University of Ulster
◦ You can expand on the information you give here in your
Personal Statement
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Once you have completed all the information,
tick the ‘section completed’ box and click ‘save’
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Education
◦ Highest qualification achieved
 Below honours degree level qualification
◦ Add school/college/centre (attended since age 11)
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School name
Start & finish date
Attendance: Full time
Formal qualifications achieved? – Yes
◦ Add qualifications – GCSEs, A-levels etc
 If you are re-sitting an GCSE, enter it twice: once with
the highest grade you have obtained to date, and once
stating the grade as ‘Pending’
 A-level Double Award (GCE-2005 onwards)
 Subject: Applied Science (Double Award)
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Employment
◦ Add an employer (you can add up to 5)
◦ Don’t be afraid to declare if you have a part-time
job
◦ Only include paid work in this section
◦ You can supply details of any unpaid or voluntary
work in your Personal Statement
◦ If you have not had any paid work, then leave this
section blank, but mark it as complete
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Tariff Points: AS level
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A* grade
A grade
B grade
C grade
D grade
E grade
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60
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40
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points
points
points
points
points
points
A level
140 points
120 points
100 points
80 points
60 points
40 points
A = 120 points
B = 100 points
C = 80 points
60 UCAS Tariff
Points
D = 60 points
E = 40 points
40 UCAS Tariff
Points
20 UCAS Tariff
Points
AAB
BBC
CCD
AAB
BBC
CCD
AAB
BBC
CCD
BBC
CCD
DDE
BBB
CCC
DDD
ABB
BCC
CDD
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Choices
◦ Click ‘add a choice’
 You have a maximum of 5 course choices
◦ Institution code, Course code, Campus code
◦ Point of entry
 Foundation Year = 0
 First Year = 1
◦ Search for courses through UCAS or University
websites
◦ We recommend you choose University of Ulster as
one of your choices
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Be honest with yourself about the grades you
are likely to achieve
Choose something you are interested in!
Get as much information about the courses
you are considering before making a decision
You have 5 course choices available – don’t
choose 5 completely different courses
The University of Ulster has an online
prospectus: www.ulster.ac.uk/prospectus
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The deadline for submission of your UCAS
application is Wednesday 15th January 2014
◦ Some Art/Design courses have a March deadline
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Late applications will only be considered after
all of the ‘on time’ applications
Once your application is processed, UCAS will
send you a welcome letter confirming your
personal details and choices
◦ Check all the details are correct!
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Once your application has been processed,
you can monitor it through the UCAS website
using ‘Track’
You will need your ID number, username and
password to log in
When a University makes a decision to accept
or reject your application, it will appear on
‘Track’
You will also receive an email to inform you
about any changes
Log in regularly for updates
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When a University makes you an offer it will
either be conditional or unconditional
You MUST reply to offers you receive
Ultimately you will be left to make two
choices
◦ Firm offer (CF)
◦ Insurance offer (CI)
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Make sure your CI has a lower grade tariff
than your CF
Subject
Psychology
Adult Nursing
Mental Health
Nursing
Campus
Applications
Received
Places
Available
Surplus
Applications
Magee
598
97
501
Coleraine
570
110
460
Magee
1139
140
999
Coleraine
1318
47
1271
674
49
625
Magee
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15th January 2014 – Deadline for submitting UCAS
application
24th March 2012 – Deadline for some Art/Design
applications
31st March 2014 – University decisions should be
made by this date
7th May 2014 – Deadline for replying to your offers
received by 31st March
10th May 2014– Final deadline for universities to
make decisions
5th June 2014- Deadline for replying to your offers
received by 8th May
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Once the exam results are released, the
Universities will know how many places are
available on their courses
Courses with places available are ‘in clearing’
Places are allocated on a ‘first come, first
served’ basis
If you don’t get the results you were hoping
for, BE PROACTIVE!
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Careers teachers
Parents: www.ucas.ac.uk/parents
Step-Up
◦ Mrs Anne Mooney: [email protected]
◦ Dr Clare Ryan: [email protected]
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‘UCAS Clinic’ on Monday 18th August 2014
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Allied Health Professions
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Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography (Diagnostic & Therapeutic)
Speech and Language Therapy
http://hpat-ulster.acer.edu.au/index.php
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Registration
◦ Opens 9am on Tuesday 1st October 2013 and
closes 5pm on Wednesday 8th January 2014
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Late Registration
◦ Opens 5pm Wednesday 8th January 2012 and closes
5pm on Sunday 19th January 2012
◦ Additional fee of £33
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Test
◦ Saturday 1st February 2014
◦ Coleraine, Magee & Jordanstown campuses
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Cost of test - £103 – payable by Mastercard
or Visa at time of registration
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