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Careers & UCAS
The careers library is a central point in which to find information either via the internet, on one of the numerous computers available to you or through the various university brochures and careers guides which are updated and maintained for your benefit. Miss Danielsen, the Careers Coordinator is based in the careers library and is always happy to offer any advice and guidance you need. If you would like to see Miss Danielsen, then please email her firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to meet.
The school has links with various outside organisations to ensure that the information and guidance available to students is as up to date and relevant as possible. With strong links to Connexions, advice can be given on alternatives to university and a whole array of other opportunities. Admissions tutors are always looking for that certain ‘edge’ to set students apart. Any opportunities that arise will be emailed to you and posted on the notice boards in the common rooms and the careers library.
- Don’t approach it too narrowly; open your mind to many possibilities.
- Your A Level subjects are very important, but a change of direction is possible.
- Be at least aware of career possibilities.
- Do check that you meet the course requirements (e.g. Chemistry and Biology for most Medicine courses.)
- For some degree courses, most notable Medicine, relevant work experience is essential and should be planned well in advance.
- Dual, Joint Honours and general courses, while interesting, can be quite demanding, but obviously keep open more doors.
- There does not have to be a strong correlation between the degree course you choose and the career you find yourself doing. English graduates can become bank managers and Chemists can work in the City.
- Ask your subject teachers what grades you might get at A level so that the offer grades are within your potential.
- The university. What sort of environment is it in and what sort of environment do you need? Size? Town? Location?
- Accommodation. Choice of where to live, when, relates closely to social life.
- You have much to gain from a good university course and it merits careful choice. Look at all the published sources and don’t be afraid to visit the universities direct.
Any general enquiries can be dealt with by Miss Danielsen.