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Posted by on July 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

Y13 students – hopefully, exam season is over in your house and you can all relax a little and look forward to the results.  The end of June signals the end of regular applications – before this date you can still apply through UCAS but from 5 July onwards, remaining course places will be advertised on http://search.ucas.com/ –

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Posted by on June 2, 2017 at 10:35 am

And so exam season is here – not an easy time for students or their families.  But it doesn’t last forever and it does have a purpose, so be as understanding and supportive as you can.  It’s a good idea to have a copy of the exam timetable so that you know when they are

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Posted by on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 am

It’s official! Parents make a big difference to children’s wellbeing and academic performance simply by talking to them – not always easy, obviously, but according to a study by OECD (see below) regular conversations about their day and how they are feeling can be highly beneficial in several ways. So what should your son/daughter being doing

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Posted by on April 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

And now Spring is upon us!  What a great time of the year to tour the UK doing UCAS fairs!  Here are the ones taking place in April: 3 & 4 April Bath, University of Bath 3 April, North West Wales, Bangor University (Huddersfield exhibiting on Stand 21) 4 April, West Wales, University of Wales Trinity St David,

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Posted by on March 3, 2017 at 8:49 am

The new UCAS convention season is upon us: we are all packing our bags, brandishing new banners and arranging for all those boxes of our new, 18/19 prospectus (where has this decade gone?) to be delivered to all the various venues.  The first one takes place in Northern Ireland next week (8 & 9 March),

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Posted by on February 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm

So it’s February – where should your son/daughter be with their preparations for university? Y13 students – the main deadline for applications passed on 15 January (however, some Art and Design course have a March deadline) – until this date all applications were treated with equal consideration.  If your son/daughter hasn’t yet applied, there may still

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Posted by on January 4, 2017 at 9:40 am

A new year and all those resolutions!  In the case of your Y13 son/daughter, one of these should be to get their UCAS application in as soon as possible if they haven’t done so already – the deadline of 15 January is approaching fast!  If they have applied, they should be considering the offers they’ve had and

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Posted by on November 3, 2016 at 10:04 am

As the nights draw in and thoughts turn to Christmas, don’t forget your Y13 son/daughter’s UCAS application!  There are only two months left before the UCAS deadline of 15 January – up until this date an applicant is entitled to equal consideration with everyone else.  Their school or college will also have it’s own deadline for

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Posted by on October 3, 2016 at 10:45 am

A new term and lots of excited new faces on campus.  Let’s hope all this enthusiasm lasts! So Y13 students should be working on their UCAS applications now: there is a deadline of 15 October for Oxford and Cambridge applications, and also for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science/Medicine (at any uni).  Otherwise your son/daughter’s school

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