UCAS Presentation 2019-20

- SWAP Higher Education Fair 2019-20

The purpose of this event is for you to meet with university representatives and former SWAP students to find out more about the courses on offer before you have to finalise your UCAS Application and Personal Statement.

6 November​ 2019 ​

12:​3​0 - 16:00 

Graham Hills Building
50 George Street
Glasgow G1 1QE
Room: GH/515

The following university partners will be represented on the day:
  • Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

You do not need to register in advance for this event.
Simply drop in whenever suits you to do so between 12:30-16:00. Follow the posted SWAP signs on the day. 

If you attend this event, you should make a record of it by filling in the Miscellaneous Prep for HE form, as attendance will count as part of your Preparation for Higher Education (Prep for HE) unit.

- University of Strathclyde 'Insight Day' 

The University of Strathclyde will be hosting their annual ‘Insight into University’ event on Wednesday 13 November 2019 from 1.30-4.30pm.

If you are thinking of applying to the University of Strathclyde, you are encouraged to attend this event to find out more about the courses on offer, the suppor services available, and to talk to students. If you are interested in attending, please register using the link below: 

Register for the 'Insight Day' at University of Strathclyde

 Prep for HE (November)


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To get the current SWAP "buzzword" and to ensure that you apply to university correctly as a SWAP student, please watch the videos provided, download and view the Power Point presentation linked below, and then download the UCAS Application Guide (Word document) which will also be linked below, print it out and keep it nearby when you begin the process of registering for UCAS and completing your application. 

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- Download the following documents.

You may wish to then print them out and keep them handy while you're working on your application. 

A comprehensive guide to help you successfully register as a SWAP student on UCAS, and then complete your application. Contains the SWAPWest buzzword and other important information.
Are you daunted by the prospect of writing a personal statement? Would you like some help? Download this guide to get started. 

Complete the exercise on Page 12 of the above Personal Statement booklet, then download these guidance notes to go over your answers.

This chart outlines the UCAS application process.

A copy of the presentation which can be delivered by SWAP on request.

Visit the official UCAS web site to get more help and support in
 making your application to university. 

- Want to study Psychology? Be aware!

UCAS Course Codes:

Please bear in mind that some subjects (e.g. psychology) are offered across a number of different "schools" or "colleges" or "faculties" within a university, and it is your responsibility to identify the correct code for the course to which you wish to progress from your programme. 


If you are studying on an Access to Humanities/Social Science programme, then you may only apply for courses within the Arts or Social Sciences.

If you are studying on an Access to Science/STEM, then you may only apply for courses within the Sciences.

If you input the wrong code on UCAS, you will receive a rejection from the university, and there is nothing anyone can do to correct your mistake at that point.

Read the above guides carefully, watch the videos provided, and 
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to avoid making a mistake that may have long-reaching consequences for your future plans in education.

- PHE09 - Study Diary (November) (complete online)

Complete this Study Diary entry by around mid-November.

- PHE10 - Interview Skills.doc

* If you are planning to apply for the more competitive professional degree courses (e.g. Primary Education, Social Work, Nursing) it is important to prepare for interview as early as possible. If you do not expect to be interviewed for university, you can complete this Prep for HE module later in the year.

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