Applications to Higher Education Institutions

It is very important that you research your chosen universities very carefully if you are planning to go on to Higher Education in the near future.  In order to help you, there is a comprehensive careers section with current prospectuses and reference books in the College’s Learning Centres.  You should make an appointment with a College Careers Adviser if you are unsure about your choice of course(s).

During the Autumn term, your course tutor will give you information about the UCAS application system and can arrange for your campus’s UCAS Co-ordinator to give a presentation on the ‘Apply’ system. 


All applications must be received by UCAS no later than 15th January 2018 (October 15th 2017 - for medicine and Oxbridge) but you should aim to get your application completed before the end of the autumn term. 

Applying early gives you a better chance of getting a place where you want to go. Applications are now made electronically via the Internet at  You will be given a “buzzword” which identifies you as a Coleg y Cymoedd learner.  

We advise you check the UCAS website frequently for updates.

It is very important that you attend the group talks organised by your Course Tutor. You will receive all the necessary materials and information at these talks to help you complete your application forms.

During the year, various talks and seminars will take place and you should watch College notice boards for information about these events. 

If you require support, please contact

Samantha Hobby, UCAS Co-ordinator

Direct Line 01443 810096




Important Video Links



UCAS Handbook

UCAS Handbook 2018


Open Days and Virtual Tours

Open Day Search Tool (View Open Days at Universities throughout the UK)

University Tours 



Writing a Personal Statement Presentation

Personal Statement Presentation

Personal Statement Parents Evening 

Why HE and Personal Statement Presentation


Guides and Resources

Apply - How to complete your UCAS application in Welsh

Apply - Survival Guide by University of South Wales

Apply - The UCAS Trail

Cardiff University - Guide to Applying and UCAS

Interview - Interview Tips

UCAS Offers - Offers and Replies process

Personal Statement - UCAS Timeline

Personal Statement - UCAS Worksheet

Personal Statement - Personal Statement Tool

Personal Statement - Personal Statement Mind Map



Useful Websites


Open Days Website

Which? University Website

Studying Overseas

Studying Abroad




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