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UCAS Support

How and When to Apply to University- Intro

Watch this for a short introduction on the University application process and UCAS.

How to Write a Personal Statement

You can also have a look at these links: How to structure a Personal Statement

Personal Statement Guide

Here are the links found in the video:

UCAS- Choosing a Course

The Complete University Guide- Choosing a Course

Exploring Beyond Your Subject

UCAS- How to write a Personal Statement

Which.co.uk- How to write a Personal Statement

Unifrog- Remember you can check example Personal Statements and watch videos under 'Know How Guides' on how to write a good Personal Statement. You can also use the Personal Statement writer tool-which breaks up writing the statement into manageable chunks! This is one of the best resources we have, so make good use of it!

How to fill In the UCAS Application Form

These videos take you through filling in the UCAS Application Form step by step.

Although the form seems straightforward, there are areas where students often make mistakes- so it's crucial you watch this whilst filling in the form. You can pause the video and continue at your own pace, so can break it up into sections if you like (as it's quite a big job!).

Please email Futures@stbrn.ac.uk or ceiag@stbrn.ac.uk for support if you need it, and you can also attend the UCAS Drop-In Sessions which run on Mondays (in B111) and Wednesdays (in B225) from 12.10-13.45.

The UCAS Buzzword for entry in 2022 is : stbrendans22

Futures- Session 1 of 2- UCAS Application Form

Futures- Session 2/2- UCAS Application Form

Finished your UCAS Application? Read here!

If you have finished filling in the UCAS Form, and are happy with the feedback you have received on your Personal Statement, then you can copy and paste your finished statement into the form, and move on to the final checks (see below).

1) Read this checklist and ensure that your application is correct. It is your responsibility to proof read and triple check your application for mistakes.

Before you Pay and Send - Checklist

2) When you are happy with your application, you can move onto the 'Pay and Send' part of the process.

For information on how to Pay, see this video from UCAS.

3) Have a look through this flow diagram to see what will happen to your application now.

What happens AFTER I have paid and sent?

4) If you have any questions, email ceiag@stbrn.ac.uk or Futures@stbrn.ac.uk for support.


You can send off your application at any time once it is ready- the earlier the better.

If you send off early, you will receive offers early and therefore will have more time to make crucial decisions.

However, please make sure you take time in ensuring your application has been checked and that you have had some feedback on your Personal Statement. There is no use sending off early if your application is full of errors- as this will then affect how you are seen by Universities and you may not receive an offer.


1) When you have sent off your application, you will start to hear back from Universities about offers or invites to interview, request to submit auditions/portfolios, etc.

To do this, you will need to use UCAS Track.

See here on how to use UCAS Track

2) Once you have received a response from all of your choices, you will be required to choose a first, and an insurance choice on UCAS Track.

See here for how to reply to your offers

3) If you're not sure what to do at this point, or need further support with this- please email ceiag@stbrn.ac.uk for the careers team.

Please note: If you haven't received an offer from any of your choices, or have changed your mind about taking up your offers, please see the careers team. You can email ceiag@stbrn.ac.uk or book an appointment directly here . They can help you by making you aware of what options are available to you now (don't panic, there are still plenty of options!).