Times Higher Education have just published their Student Experience Survey. Accompanying it they have articles which delve into various topics and issues which students face when deciding where to study.
Stephen Petty, author of the article “Sixth sense – or how to choose the best courses” approached Go Enrol for a comment about which factors play a role in determining which university an international student will apply for. Go Enrol, CEO, Stephen Parkes commented that:
…while the cachet of studying in the UK used to be enough, many students now want to study at a university that is familiar to their employers and to their social circle at home.
Mr. Petty made many other suggestions and observations which we agree with in his article, such as location being important and the value of being able to visit the university before applying.
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A question often asked by students is: “when is the latest I can apply?” Whilst everybody, students included, know that it’s better to prepare an application in advance, it is useful to have those deadlines in the calendar.
Here are some of the most important dates:
15 October 2014: If you are applying to Cambridge, Oxford and any course in Medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science.
15 January 2015: This is the major deadline for applications to be submitted.
07 May 2015: If you have received all of your offers by 31 March, you must reply to any offers by this date. If you don’t reply, the offers will assume to have been declined.
05 June 2015: If you receive all your offers by 08 May 2015, you must reply to any offers by this date otherwise the offers will be automatically declined after this date.
14 August 2015: If you haven’t got a confirmed university place on or before this date, the Clearing period starts.
30 September 2015: Clearing Closes.
There are more dates within this, but if you use this a starter guide you’ll be on the right track.
If you would like a university admission consultant to help you with course selection and applications, we are proud to offer a consulting service .