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Post Category: Admissions

Below is a list of all posts in the category Admissions.

A quick guide to UCAS Clearing

Friday, 09 August 2013

August can be a daunting time for those hoping to start their degree course in September. If your results don’t go according to plan then fear not - the UCAS application process for full-time applicants is not over. There are many options still open and it's a good time to reflect on your options and choices. So first things first, what is Clearing? Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any vacancies they still have on their courses. It's an ideal way for you to find a suitable course. The course you are now interested in might be completely different...

Categories: Admissions


First steps to Higher Education… attending a UCAS Fair

Friday, 19 July 2013

Students in a lecture
As part of my role as College Liaison Officer, I attend Higher Education Fairs throughout Yorkshire. These fairs vary in size and shape, from small local fairs in colleges to large regional fairs attended by universities and colleges across the country. I recently attended the Leeds UCAS Fair on June 19 and 20 (along with 5,000 visitors!), working on the University of Leeds stand with colleagues from our Education Outreach department. This was my first experience of working at a big Higher Education Fair and, having been told about how busy they can get, I braced myself for the stampede of...

Categories: Admissions, Widening Participation


Exploring Arts and Humanities: Notes from a selection day

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

On Monday (25th February) we held a selection day for our new Arts and Humanities Foundation course. There has been a lot of interest in the Arts and Humanities Foundation course. It provides students with an extra year of study to help them to develop their study skills and their knowledge in arts and humanities so that they are more prepared to enter a degree programme at the University of Leeds. We prioritise those students who have had difficult circumstances in their lives that have prevented them from achieving their best. The selection...

Categories: Admissions, Arts and Humanities