We’re approaching the time of year when lots of you will be replying to your offers. For some, this can be a tough decision and a nerve-wracking experience. We’ll try to put your mind at ease by answering some of the top questions we get asked at this important time of year:
1. I’m in Track but I don’t have an option to reply to my offers. What’s going on?
This is usually because you haven’t had a decision from all of your choices yet. However, if you’re ready to reply and don’t want to wait for the other choices to make a decision, you can choose to cancel them. To do this, click on 'view' for each outstanding choice and then you’ll have the option to 'permanently withdraw from this choice.' Once you’ve done this, the ‘reply to offers’ button will be available in the ‘Your choices’ section of Track.
If you’ve been offered an interview, you’ll need to decline it first and then cancel the choice before you...
There are over 30,000 courses listed in our search tool. Quite a daunting statement if you haven’t made your mind up yet about what you want to apply for, right? It doesn’t have to be though, after all every year there are hundreds of thousands of people in exactly the same situation as you’re in now, and they all manage to choose. So wouldn’t it be great if you could ask how they did it? How they narrowed down 30,000 to five course choices, and then ultimately just one? Well that’s exactly what we did.
We asked those of you on Facebook who already know what you’re going to study, or what you plan to apply for, how you decided that your course was right for you. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories, we had heaps of responses. Reading through them all, I could see that most people chose their course through one of five ways, so here they are in...
Apprenticeships are a way to gain the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training, and study, letting you 'earn while you learn'. Ella, from PwC, shares her story.
Why did you choose the programme?
I read about the different apprenticeship opportunities and I chose management consulting because it offers such a wide range of experience. For example, having the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally to different clients.
What have you gained from the experience so far?
I feel like I’ve had a head start in my career by starting at a young age – I’ve had such a breadth of experience that I never thought I’d have at this point in my life. I’ve learned technical skills, how to present, found out about cutting-edge technology, and developed an...
You can now apply for 2019 UCAS Conservatoires courses on our website. To apply on-time for a music course, we must receive your application by 1 October. If you're applying for dance and drama courses, you must submit your application by 15 January.
Here are five things you need to do to apply.
1.Find the right course for you
The best place to start is our search tool. If you’re not sure which conservatoire or course is right for you; we’ve got lots of great advice. Try attending an open day to get a taste of conservatoire life, as it gives you the opportunity to meet the tutors, speak to current students and check...
Whether you’re moving away from home for the first time, have just finished college or are returning to education as a mature student, starting university can be a daunting experience. For me, overcoming my anxiety made the transition difficult to say the least. After trying to move away, I soon realised that moving back home and transferring to my local university would give me my best chance of succeeding. After enrolling on a new degree course I was back on track.
As I now complete my fourth year at university, I think it’s safe to say that the support available helped me make the most of every experience. I’m not ashamed to say that, without the range of support systems available at university, I might not have been able to achieve all I have today.
Whether you face homesickness, bereavement, academic challenges, disability needs or accommodation issues, the chances are that support...
When filling in your application, one part you may need a little extra help with is entering your AS and A levels. In this blog post, we’ve compiled some of your frequently asked questions to help you complete this section!
Where do I find the option for AS and A levels on the application?
Once you've added your school/college in the Education section of the application, you'll then have the option to ‘add qualifications'.
Type the name of your qualification into the search box, or select it from the shortlist if you school/college has created one.
From spring 2020 the law around organ donation in England is changing
What is organ and tissue donation?
Organ and tissue donation is giving your organs and/or tissues to help save or improve the lives of others when you die.
One organ donor can save or transform the lives of up to nine people. Tissue transplants can also significantly improve a person’s quality of life. This might be a cornea to help someone see again, a replacement heart valve to treat a heart defect, or skin to treat severe burns.
Choosing to donate your organs is a generous and worthwhile decision that can save lives.
Thousands of people in the UK are waiting for an organ transplant, with their lives on hold while they wait for a phone call to say that a match has been found. Sadly, someone dies every day in need of a transplant due to a shortage of organ donors.
Don't be swayed by misinformation. We've answered some of the common myths about organ donation below.
Will doctors try their best to save my life if I'm registered as an organ donor?
While starting university can be full of new experiences and mark the exciting journey into adulthood, many students struggle with the initial transition from school or college. At Student Minds we have been developing resources to support you with this move and want to share our top tips with you!
Meeting new people
Not knowing many people can be a bit scary at first, but don’t let your ‘stress signal’ stop you from making new friends. Most people feel some stress when meeting new people and making new friends. Instead of thinking about meeting others as stressful, imagine how exciting it can be to develop new friendships and discover new ways of looking at the world. And remember, not every new person you meet will be an automatic friend. You get to choose who you will be friends with! The more people you meet, the more likely you will be to find another person who will become a friend.
A 21 year old apprentice on a mission – a mission to promote apprenticeships (and alternative career paths) and prove that apprentices really can 'get in and go far'!
With thanks to work experience back in 2010, I gained fantastic insight into IBM’s clients, culture, innovation and technology. From there, I was hooked! In August 2011 (at the grand old age of 18), I joined the IBM apprenticeship programme.
Since joining IBM, I've gained a broad range of experience in project, people and audit management, working with clients all across Europe. Currently, I'm a...