What is UCAS?

UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. All students wishing to apply for an undergraduate degree in the UK will have to apply through UCAS. Masters students, on the other hand, apply to the university directly.

The UCAS application form itself can seem complicated but we’ll guide you through every step of the way.


The Personal Statement

The personal statement is the most important part of any application, and is your chance to let your personality shine through.

There is no set word limit but instead you have a maximum of 47 lines or 4000 characters. With very few words to play with, it’s important to make them all count. A good personal statement can turn you from a set of grades on paper to a talented individual with something to offer a university.

At OEE we won’t be writing it for you, but we will guide you through the process, helping correct, format and shape the personal statement to give you the best possible chance of entry.


Letter of Recommendation

Every UCAS application should be accompanied by a letter of recommendations written by a referee. This should be someone who knows you academically and can talk about your achievements in the classroom as well as how suitable you will be for higher education.

Examples of referees can include a tutor, or a teacher / headmaster at your current school; you could also ask your employer, volunteering supervisor or coach.

Finding a good reference can add a lot to your application. OEE can help you with finding the best referee to help you stand out.