Hi, my name is Eleanor and I am a recent BSc Geography graduate from the University of Worcester.
UCAS Application Process
Completing your UCAS Application can be very daunting and overwhelming, but hopefully, this blog will tell you everything you need to know when starting your application.
Firstly, UCAS stands for University and College Admissions Service and this website is where you will make your application. They are an independent charity that help students get extra advice and information about courses and provide the admissions service for the university applications in the UK.
UCAS provides you with the relevant information about universities and the courses they offer, including a course summary and entry requirements. So, how do you complete an application?
Making Your Application
Once you have created an account, you will start by inputting simple details like your name and address.
Next add up to five of your chosen choices, entering the university name and course title etc.
You will then fill out ‘Your Profile’ this includes:
- Personal details
- Contact and residency
- Education – Remember to add all your current qualifications e.g., GCSE, A level or B-TEC grades.
- Employment – This can include any prior or current work experience or voluntary work
- Supporting information
- English Language skills
- Finance and funding.
The next step is to add your personal statement, where you will provide the universities with further details about yourself. Make sure you take time writing your statement and do not leave it until the last minute, as this is the first piece of writing the university will see of yours. This is where you want to express your passion for the subject and why you want to study the course.
If you need any help writing your personal statement, be sure to keep an eye on our student blog for more top tips on writing your personal statement.
You will then enter the details of your referee (this could be a teacher from your school or college), and the reference request will then be sent to them directly through UCAS to fill out.
Once you have submitted you can sit back and relax! Yay! Shortly after, UCAS will email and post a letter confirming that you have submitted your application.
You will then start to hear back from your chosen universities – UCAS track allows you to keep up to date with your application and any offers you received. You can then make your decisions and send off your replies.
Just remember, don’t leave it until the last minute! Good luck with your university application process. You will have the most amazing experience and make incredible memories and friends for life.
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps 😊