Agents-admissions-briefing-2013

Report
AGENTS’ BRIEFING
Admissions and Scholarships
Sue Gemmill
Head of Admissions
ADMISSIONS AT BRUNEL
• Admissions Tutors in academic Schools set entry
criteria
• Centralised Admissions Office makes decisions based
on entry criteria
• All correspondence with applicants comes from
Admissions Office
• Offers sent out by email
• Online tracking facility via portal - MyApps
• Agents’ portal being planned
ADMISSIONS AT BRUNEL (contd)
• Standard offers for all courses
• Transparent entry criteria on course pages of
the web
• Offers made to all those who meet or who are
likely to meet entry criteria
• Invitation to visit Brunel once offer made (UG)
or virtual Open Day available on web
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/open-days/virtual-open-day
• Loyalty rewarded for UG applicants
CHANGES TO BRUNEL ADMISSIONS
• One centralised office dealing with all
applications regardless of fee status
• Same office deals with fee assessment
• Larger admissions teams dealing with specific
subject areas – 4 teams
• Separate team dealing with course enquiries
within Brunel Admissions
ADVANTAGES OF CHANGES
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One contact point for agents
A single process used for all applications
Equal service to all applicants
Quicker turnaround at peak periods
HOW TO APPLY
• Undergraduate applications: via UCAS
– Single application for up to 5 choices saves time
– Official documentation sent by both UCAS and
Brunel; progress can be tracked online
• Postgraduate applications: online
– Faster turnaround time
– No errors made in transferring data
– Paper application form being phased out
TIMESCALES
• UG applications September up to 15 January
– Later applications accepted if course vacancies
• PG applications accepted from October
– Applications accepted up to July provided space
available (or later if no visa required)
• Normal turnaround time for an offer 1-2
weeks on online applications
• CAS issued once all conditions of offer met
TURNAROUND TIME
Affected by:
• Application not being completed online
– Illegible handwriting causes errors in data entry
– Misplacement of paper; delay with email attachmt
• Incomplete application
– Transcript missing from postgraduate application
– Work experience detail missing from MBA,
Corporate Brand Management
– References missing
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
150 UG Academic Excellence - £3,000 for 3 years
– A levels, International Baccalaureate, BTEC level 3 Ext Dip
– Closing date for applications 31 July (e-vision)
PG Academic Excellence – 15% fee discount
– First class honours degree from UK awarding university
– No application required
• 30 International Scholarships + 7 Alumni
(UG/PGT/PGR) – 15% fee discount for year 1
– Closing date for applications 28 May (web)
CONTACT FOR AGENTS
Ms Charlotte Norman
[email protected]
Ms Richenda Brewer – Deputy Head of Admissions
[email protected]
Mrs Sue Gemmill – Head of Admissions
[email protected]
Any Questions?

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