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University of East Anglia visits St James

Admissions staff from the University of East Anglia visited St James this morning to speak to Year 12.

From their website: ‘UEA is ranked amongst the top three for student satisfaction according to the first National Student Survey and in the top 20 in the UK by the Sunday Times. It also came top of the most recent research effectiveness league table published by Research Fortnight.

Located in 320 acres of rolling parkland but just two miles from the centre of the cathedral city of Norwich the University is adjacent to the Norwich Research Park which is home to over 1,000 scientists working in several world ranked institutions.

Sporting facilities on campus include the University Sportspark which houses an Olympic sized swimming pool and regularly hosts international sporting events. UEA also has the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival which has included famous names such as Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro (both alumni of UEA’s Creative Writing course).’

Year 12 also received their Centigrade reports. Endorsed by UCAS, Centigrade is a widely used careers programme. 

From the Centigrade website: ‘Higher education candidates complete a questionnaire which is used to assess their interests, abilities and personal qualities. This assessment matches students with courses of higher education available throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland at mainly Degree, HND or Diploma levels. It identifies the universities and colleges which offer well-matched courses and presents all this information in a personal workbook.

The Centigrade programme then encourages the young person to undertake a programme of structured research via Action Plans and Course Analysis Forms, before making the final choices required by UCAS.

Each student receives a personal workbook containing:

  • A personal interest profile of over 50 course areas relating to his/her strongest interests and abilities
  • Six to eight double-page course selection worksheets for the most relevant course areas
  • Course titles, together with universities and colleges offering them within the student’s broad ability range
  • Supporting factors: bar graphs and notes challenging or confirming their choices
  • An Action Plan and Course Analysis Forms for further personal structured research
  • A selection of open days, taster courses and higher education conventions matching their interests
  • A checklist for university visits and a map showing university locations.’
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