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Responding to university decisions - activity instructions

Content type

Activity sheets

Audience

Resource for teachers and their learners

Description

This resource should be used by teachers and advisers when helping students to decide what their next steps will be once they have received a response from the universities they have applied to.

This sheet provides instructions for the activities outlined in worksheets A and B. Worksheet A will help students who have received offers to make a decision on their firm and insurance choice. Worksheet B will help students who do not hold any offers to be aware of the options available to them and decide what their next steps will be.

These activities should be led by a teacher or adviser.

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Weblinks:

Access and Participation Plans have replaced the Access Agreements which could previously be found on the Office for Fair Access's website. Here you can find out more about the plans and look up the plan for a particular institution.

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This website offers a wide range of resources and information for anyone who works with carers. This includes Student Carers in Higher Education, a toolkit enabling those supporting young adult carers to gain a greater understanding of the challenges that this group of students face and how they can be better supported to access and succeed in higher education.

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This useful webpage answers some of the most commonly asked questions about results day and Clearing. 

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This report from the Fair Education Alliance published in 2018 examines the current use of contextual data in the university admissions process.

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NNECL provides Higher Education activities and resources for care leavers, children in care and those who support them.

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The Office for Students is the new regulator for the Higher Education sector in England.

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This report by the Russell Group explores the root causes of under-representation of students from poorer backgrounds at leading universities.

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This website provides a guide for teachers to support them in encouraging care leavers to consider college or university as an option. 

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Standalone supports those who have been estranged from their family. Their website provides information about support, financing studies and accommodation options as an estranged student.

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Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA) is the independent and objective voice on UK higher education admissions. SPA promotes professionalism, fair admissions and access to higher education by developing and leading on evidence-based good practice in the recruitment and selection of students.

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This is a useful UCAS webpage which provides advice on what to do if a student meets and exceeds the conditions of their firm choice and wishes to look for an alternative course.

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This useful UCAS webpage provides information on entering Clearing.

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This UCAS webpage offers information on their Extra service, for students who have received decisions from all five universities or colleges and weren't accepted, or if they declined the offers they received.

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This is a useful UCAS webpage summarising all the key dates relevant to university applications.

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This UCAS webpage provides useful advice for care leavers applying to higher education.

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UCAS Track allows applicants to follow the progress of their applications online. They will receive university decisions through this website.

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