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UCAS Drop-in Support Sessions at Leicester College

The Leicester College deadline for submitting your UCAS application is drawing near and to help support you during the application process, the Careers team at Leicester College are providing UCAS Drop-in support sessions across each of the three campus sites; Abbey Park Campus, St Margaret’s Campus and Freemen’s Park Campus.

Why should I attend?

Firstly, completing your UCAS application accurately is essential; if the UCAS Co-ordinators at the college spot errors in your application, we will need to send your application back to you with a note advising you about what needs to be corrected. This process is time-consuming and can be avoided by submitting a correctly completed application initially. During a UCAS drop-in session, a Careers Adviser can check your UCAS application to spot any errors and help you to correct them.

What other support will be provided?

The Careers Advisers can help you to correctly enter your current qualifications, previous qualifications and the GCSEs you have gained. We can also assist students to enter their overseas qualifications as they are just as important as the qualifications being studied in the UK. Just make sure you bring your qualification certificates with you.

As Careers Advisers, we can read the draft of your personal statement and offer guidance about what you can consider changing, adding and omitting to make your statement be as effective as possible for you. It’s always best to come along to a drop-in with a draft of your statement, but if you don’t have one, we can give you advice about how to get started. We won’t write them for you though!

BTEC registration numbers can also be provided for your application if relevant and we can assist you to register with UCAS if you haven’t already done so.

The dates and times of the UCAS drop-in support sessions are as follows;

Abbey Park Campus

Date Time Campus Location
Monday 28th October 2019 2pm – 4pm APA, 1.04
Thursday 31st October 2019 2pm – 4pm APC, C Block, 1.06
Monday 4th November 2019 2pm – 4pm APA, 1.04
Thursday 7th November 2019 2pm – 4pm APC, C Block, 1.06
Monday 11th November 2019 2pm – 4pm APA, 1.04
Thursday 14th November 2019 2pm – 4pm APC, C Block, 1.06
Monday 18th November 2019 2pm – 4pm APA, 1.04
Thursday 21st November 2019 2pm – 4pm APC, C Block, 1.06
Monday 25th November 2019 2pm – 4pm APA, 1.04
Thursday 28th November 2019 2pm – 4pm APC, C Block, 1.06
Friday 29th November 2019 9am – 4pm APC, C Block, 1.06
Monday 2nd December 2019 9am – 4pm APC, C Block, 1.06

St Margaret’s Campus

Date Time Campus Location
Wednesday 13th November 2019 9am – 4pm St Margaret’s Library – Large Computer Room
Wednesday 20th November 2019 9am – 4pm St Margaret’s Library – Large Computer Room
Wednesday 27th November 2019 9am – 4pm St Margaret’s Library – Large Computer Room
Monday 2nd December 2019 9am – 4pm St Margaret’s Library – Large Computer Room

Freemen’s Park Campus

Date Time Campus Location
Wednesday 13th November 2019 12:30 -1:30pm Group Study Room – Back of Freemen’s Park Campus Library
Wednesday 20th November 2019 12:30 -1:30pm Group Study Room – Back of Freemen’s Park Campus Library
Wednesday 27th November 2019 12:30 -1:30pm Group Study Room – Back of Freemen’s Park Campus Library

The Careers Advisers can also offer email support with regard to checking the draft of your personal statement;

Sonia:             sriyait@leicestercollege.ac.uk

Katie:              kwhale@leicestercollege.ac.uk

Sarfraz:          sahmed@leicestercollege.ac.uk

Lisa:                lwilford@leicestercollege.ac.uk

Finally, the Leicester College Careers team would like to wish you all every success with your UCAS applications!

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