Archive for the ‘Admissions’ Category

Help UCAS with their review of the application process

20 April 2011

UCAS would like your help and by filling out a survey about their current application processes you can tell them what you thought. It should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. This survey is one part of a large national consultation called the Admissions Process Review, which aims to explore opinions of the current UCAS application process and to see whether the process can be improved to make it fairer and more efficient.

Upon completion you will be able to enter a prize draw to win one of two £25 Amazon vouchers. Your responses will remain anonymous and will not be passed to any third parties.

Please click here to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8VR5N2M?c=W80

Briefing Note ON ELQs

11 February 2009

A Briefing Note on Equivalent or Lower Qualifications (ELQs) has been added to the Registry Services website.

Briefing Note on new Diplomas

11 February 2009

A Briefing Note on the new Diplomas has now been published on the Registry Services website.

Tuition Fees 2008/09

5 June 2008

The tuition fee rate for full-time undergraduate students next academic year is £3,145.

If you commenced your course prior to September 2006 the tuition fee will be £1,255.

If you are planning to apply for the full tuition fee loan you should apply to borrow one of the above amounts depending upon which category you come under. You will be liable for any outstanding balance at the point of registration.

If you have any queries regarding tuition fees please contact the Finance Office on 01905 855113 or by email at finance@worc.ac.uk

Postgraduate Fair – Thursday May 1st – 12pm-2pm

29 April 2008

Have you considered postgraduate study?

If you are keen to progress your career, want to develop a greater knowledge of your subject area or are just looking for a new challenge, then postgraduate study is a valuable option.

The University of Worcester currently offers over 50 postgraduate courses across all six academic departments. Courses last from 15 weeks to three years and, as a University of Worcester graduate, you will automatically qualify for a 10% fees discount.

Find out more at the University of Worcester Postgraduate Fair. There’ll be opportunities to discuss the courses with representatives from each academic department, as well as a chance to find out about application and fees/funding issues from Registry Services and Finance Office staff.

Future Leaders Survey 2007/8

5 February 2008

Future Leaders


Forum for the Future and UCAS have surveyed over 25,000 university applicants for the 2007-08 Future Leaders Survey sponsored by Friends Provident. They explained how they expect the world to change, what they really want to happen in the future and where they think action is needed.

The results paint a picture of their attitudes to the environment, the challenges facing humanity and the action they expect – and from whom. The results also highlight the fact that quality of teaching and reputation is still the key factor in applicants deciding on a higher education course and institution.

The world in 2032

Asked what life would be like in 2032, respondents painted a sobering picture of social and environmental degradation. The majority believe…

* Oil will be prohibitively expensive (89%)
* Climate change will be affecting their lives (85%)
* The frequency of natural disasters will have increased (80%)
* Inequality will have increased, both within the UK and between rich and poor countries (over 70%)
* The Amazon rainforest will have disappeared (61%)
* A nuclear weapon will have been used (53%)

Given these views it’s not surprising that over 78% of those university applicants asked believe significant change is needed if society is going to survive into the next century.

Environmentally friendly university?

The report provides some interesting insights about the factors taken into account when it comes to choosing a university or college it appears that quality of teaching and the reputation of the course is still a key factor in an applicant’s decision making.

* 54% said that the quality of teaching was ‘very important’ in choosing a university or college.
* Those who said that reputation of the course was ‘very important’ was 44%.
* 43% said it was the reputation of the institution that was ‘very important’.
* 35% stated that it was ‘very important’ that teaching methods would be the reason they would choose a course or higher education institution.

The survey also highlighted that environmental performance is still not seen as a high priority for applicants.

Only 6% based their application on how seriously the institution takes global development issues and 5% on environmental issues. Although a substantial 42% would like to receive more information than they currently do from higher education institutions and their sustainability work.

Who’s doing what to bring about change?

Only 16% think that the government is doing ‘a lot’ to bring about change, compared to an alarming 6% for business. Less than a quarter (23%) agree that Gordon Brown is genuinely committed to tackling climate change. For David Cameron the figure is 22%.

Legislation seems to be favoured as a means of delivering change. A surprising 41% think individual carbon quotas would be good for them personally, and nearly half (49%) think these would benefit society as a whole.

What will make them happy?

Our future leaders were asked what factors will be important to their personal happiness in the next 10 years. The top seven are shown below.

% of respondents saying this will be ‘very important’ to their happiness in the next 10 years:

1. Having a job they find interesting (82%)
2. Spending time with family (68%)
3. Owning a home (46%)
4. Spending time with friends (46%)
5. Being in a long-term relationship (45%)
6. Having a job that contributes to society (40%)
7. Having a job that pays well (39%)

View the full report

Are you confused about student finance?

13 November 2007

money dvd

Finance needn’t be a barrier when applying for higher education. There is plenty of financial support available, from student loans to bursaries, which should relieve you of your concerns about costs.

The DIUS (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) is offering a free DVD which explains the different types of financial help offered to higher education students.

If you are unsure about how to apply for student finance and what you may be entitled to, this DVD should answer your questions. It will help you to understand the benefits of higher education and to find out all you need to know about financial support.

Visit www.direct.gov.uk/unimoney to find out more and to order the DVD.

Admissions change to ODBC link

23 October 2007

computer network
We have changed to a new method of sending information to UCAS about undergraduate applications. The admissions database used by staff in Registry Services is now using ODBC to connect and communicate decisions.

During the next few days extensive testing of the system will be undertaken, however, users of alternative systems drawing upon data from within the admissions database may experience some difficulties, if this is the case please let staff in the Admissions Office know immediately.

Accommodation Allocation

20 July 2007

Accommodation
The Accommodation Office is currently processing applications for the start on the next academic year. Applicants will be sent details of where they will be living in mid-August once the A level results have been received.

For more information, please contact the Accommodation Office.

Accommodation Information

29 May 2007

Details about accommodation for new students starting in September 2007 will be sent to all applicants who have firmly accepted an offer of a place during the week of 18-22 June.