U.K. University preparation

I’ve received an offer from Sussex and Nottingham!
Thank you for all your help with my personal statement.

Emily, Greene’s UCAS student

 Every year, we support many applications to U.K. universities through UCAS.  Students on our full-time sixth form courses can benefit from the advice of our experienced team of university advisers.  You can draw on their training and direct experience at a number of top U.K. universities to guide you through your university options and help you to submit applications that you are confident represent your ability and academic potential.

A university application typically involves several elements, and we can help you to:

  • choose and research your course;
  • arrange visits to universities you might be interested in;
  • prepare your Personal Statement;
  • complete the other details of your application;
  • prepare for university entrance aptitude tests;
  • compile your reference;
  • Re-apply to university

We can help you build your own university support programme, to develop your confidence and to enable you to move with assurance through the application process.

Please contact us to enquire about our university advice service, or e-mail enquiries@greenes.org.uk.

Fundamentals of Greene’s UCAS application support

Choosing the right course: There are over 300 institutions of higher education in the U.K., which together offer over 50,000 different courses.  It is therefore important that you research carefully the options available to you.  We will help you find courses that match your interests, career aspirations and talents whilst realistically taking into account your academic history and predicted grades.

Deciding where to study: There are many universities and colleges to choose from and Greene’s will help you make informed choices that meet your academic and personal requirements.  All our students are kept informed about where to research for specific help relating to their chosen courses and interests: pre-university courses, ‘taster days’, presentations, and Open Days.  We encourage you to visit universities in your own time at weekends, half terms and holidays.

Admissions testsSome universities require students to pass an admissions test when applying for courses in certain subjects, in addition to A level or I.B. qualifications.  We will ensure that you are guided throughout this process and are fully acquainted with the requirements of the tests.

Presentation of material: We will support you in completing your application and help you to present material, such as Personal Statements, enabling you to make the most of your achievements and cast yourself in the best light.

References: If you choose to submit your university application through Greene’s, we will endeavour to ensure that you have the fairest and most comprehensive reference possible.  We will liaise with your teachers (past or present), current Greene’s tutors where relevant, employers and other individuals or organisations as appropriate.  Your Director of Studies will assemble and moderate the various reports and comments, and the College Principal will then sign the reference.  If you prefer that your previous school or college provides your reference, we will give every assistance to ensure that your academic progress with us has been fairly reported.

On-going review: Once your application is submitted you will start receiving responses from universities – and in the meantime your academic performance and ambitions may have evolved too.  This all generates ongoing discussion with the Greene’s adviser, who can help you navigate your final university decision.  You can seek advice and guidance at any point during the application process.

I’m loving it here at university. Cardiff is a great city and I’m really enjoying my course too. I wouldn’t have got here without all your help so thank you to everyone at Greene’s.

- Charlotte, Greene’s A level student

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