UCAS Form Filling Process & Tips: Learn with Videos
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the portal between applicants and institutions in the UK. The UCAS online form collects all the information from you and provides it to the British institutions, after which they decide if you are suitable for them. It’s like a centralized college form which provides all the student data to various colleges, and then they decide the cutoffs based on the quality of applications. It is, therefore, a very important step in the application process and is your chance to explain to colleges why they should pick you over others. By taking heed of the following advice you will improve the quality of your application.
While you can't really control other parts of the form like academic records, what you can do is write a brilliant personal statement. You will have an essay to tell the admissions officers about yourself. This is your chance to outline your abilities, motivations, and achievements.
Here are a few videos to guide you through the process of filling the UCAS form and other important tips –
Guide to Completing the UCAS Application by Jemison Foster
Here is some advice on how to fill in and submit your UCAS application with a focus on problem areas, for international students.
Strengthening Your UCAS Application & Personal Statement by UoSLearnwithUS
This video will provide guidance on how to strengthen your UCAS application and also provide tips and advice on how to compose your UCAS personal statement.
UCAS Application - The Personal Statement by UniversityLeicester
In this video, an Outreach Officer for the University of Leicester explains what admissions officers are looking for and points out a few common pitfalls that should be avoided.
UCAS - how to write a personal statement - UCAStv by UCASonline
Learn about how to start your UCAS personal statement and what to include, and also look at students' concerns when writing the personal statement.