Please read the information below which contains an important update re your son or daughter’s UCAS application and deadlines:

23 October 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I am writing to inform you of the process the college follows in terms of supporting your son/ daughter with their university (UCAS) application for 2021 entry.

As part of the tutorial programme during the summer term, students were asked to take part in a tutorial programme that covered how to register with UCAS, complete the form, consider course choices and make a first draft of their personal statement. We also recommended that students produce a first draft of their personal statement during the summer holiday to ensure that there was sufficient time in the first half term to support them with their statement and make a strong application early. 

The college processes a large number of UCAS applications via a thorough courtesy check, pay and send process.  To ensure we have adequate time to process each application, we set an internal deadline for applications, which was today. The vast majority of students have handed in their UCAS application already; however, we understand given the current situation that some students require more time in deciding their university choice. To support this, we will continue to process applications after the October half-term break.  It is important that your son/daughter hand in their application as soon as possible to ensure it is processed before the UCAS deadline of 15th January 2021.

We recognise that it is a stressful time, and the message to all students considering university who have not yet applied is to not panic. If your son or daughter has any problems with handing in their completed UCAS form, they should speak to their personal tutor and/or our Careers Manager.

Detailed step-by-step UCAS support is available through the tutorial system in a range of formats; it is important that students attend tutorials and contact their tutors if they run into difficulties.

There are a number of UCAS resources available in the library, the careers centre and on the student tutorial system.  A handy parent guide to UCAS is available on www.ucas.com.

Please do not hesitate to contact enquiries@wilberforce.ac.uk should you have any questions about the process and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Ben Wallis

Vice Principal