Friday, 27 September 2013

HE visitors to college next week, 2nd October, 2013

Please note that there are two visitors coming the college next Wednesday.  Anglia Ruskin University are bringing their double decker tour bus and will be located between G and D  blocks all morning.  Advisers and recent graduates will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about going to university, from how to find accommodation, to when is the best time to apply, through to What is it really like at university, and how to make the best of a personal statement, etc.  Meanwhile, in the Student Centre on the same day, Student Finance England will be on hand to answer any questions you might have regarding financial matters.  This is a great opportunity to ask all the little questions, and sometimes the big ones too (!), that might mean the difference between a future university education, or not.  Do take the time to go and speak to them. 

Careers Department

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Anglia Ruskin University Open Day

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) have contacted our college to inform us that they are having an Open Day on Saturday 5th October.
They will be running Personal Statement talks and Finance talks, so if you are struggling with Personal Statements, please go along!

Students may either turn up on the day, or may book ahead to beat the queues on their website at

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Taster Courses at UCL and Kings College London

University Taster Courses this autumn: Places available

Dear Colleague

King's College London and UCL are running a number of free university taster courses for year 12 students this autumn in the following subjects listed below.
 I'd be grateful if you could inform your year 12 students of this opportunity and let them know there are still places available.  

Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis so please ask your students to apply as soon as possible by following the relevant link below or via our website

List of university taster courses with places available (as of 23 September 2013):

King's College London, Wed 16 Oct 2013, details/apply
repeated on Wed 20 Nov 2013, details/apply and Wed 11 Dec 2013 details/apply

Global Health & Social Medicine

King's College London, Wed 23 Oct 2013, details/apply

Science Engagement & Communication
King's College London, Fri 18 Oct 2013, details/apply

The Only Way Is 'Arts and Sciences'
UCL, Wed 13 Nov 2013, details/apply
repeated on Wed 4 Dec 2013 details/apply

The university taster courses provide a great opportunity for year 12 students to try university and a specific subject area before they apply. Most of the university taster courses last a day and are all free to attend.

More taster courses coming in 2014....
Students will be able to apply to university taster courses taking place in 2014 through our website from 11am on Thursday 9 January 2014.  A full list of taster courses in over 70 different subject areas taking place at over 20 universities across London will be available on our website then.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Medicine and Dentistry - URGENT!

We would be grateful if you could inform students wishing to apply to study Medicine or Dentistry for entry in 2014 (or deferred entry in 2015) of the requirement to take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) this summer.

Registration opens
01 May 2013
Testing Begins
01 July 2013
Registration deadline
20 September 2013
Bursary & Exemption deadline
20 September 2013
Booking/Rescheduling deadline
02 October 2013
Last testing date
04 October 2013
UCAS application deadline
15 October 2013
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Details of courses for which these institutions require applicants to take the test can be found at:

UKCAT test Locations

The test is offered at a choice of over 150 UK high street test centres and over 400 testing centres worldwide. The closing date for registering to take this test is 20 September 2013. However, due to high demand, students should register to take this test immediately to ensure they get a test slot at their chosen test centre.


The 26 University Medical and Dental schools that require candidates to take this test as part of the admissions process are as follows:

University of Aberdeen • Brighton and Sussex Medical School • Cardiff University • University of Dundee • University of Durham • University of East Anglia • University of Edinburgh • University of Exeter • University of Glasgow • Hull York Medical School • Imperial College London • Keele University • King's College London • University of Leeds • University of Leicester • University of Manchester • University of Newcastle • University of Nottingham • Plymouth University • Queen Mary, University of London • Queen's University Belfast • University of Sheffield • University of Southampton • University of St Andrews • St George’s, University of London • University of Warwick


To help candidates prepare for the UKCAT we have created a brand new Test Preparation Toolkit which contains an Official GuidePractice TestPractice Test App (for iPhone and Android) and a Candidate Video of interviews with past test-takers talking about their own UKCAT experience.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Prospective Medical Students - Must take UKCAT test before 4/10/13

Prospective medical students have to take the UKCAT before the 2013 deadline of 4th October (for 2014 entry to university). Are your students ready?

Last year there were over 65,000 applications made for just over 6700 places and at 26 out of the 32 UK medical schools, UKCAT scores were a key factor in selection. With odds like these, you need to get the best scores you can.

Help for students is available, and one example is using the support from Apply2Medicine (click to link).

(please bear in mind that this will have a cost associated with it).
The full Apply2Medicine course covers:
  • * strategies and techniques students need to tackle UKCAT questions confidently
  • * step-by-step tutorials taking you through the UKCAT exam,
  • * building up your confidence and reducing anxiety
  • * a question bank of hundreds of questions to help you practice
With a variety of access options available depending on how long you have before you plan to take the exam, this can be really helpful to enable you to get the best UKCAT score you can.
Sign-up online now and they you access a FREE demo.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Going2Uni Careers Event, 3/10/13

For students who are interested in university as their next destination, please note that there is a one day event happening at the University Arms Hotel on 3rd October, 4 - 7pm, to introduce to many of the UK's top universities. 

Click on for more information, or call: 01223 309390.  The help available includes: talk 1:1 with university representatives, UCAS Advice, Seminars, and more besides.

Careers Department