Applying to University 2022 from TRC – what you need to know

Presentation by Cerise Walters (TRC Manager for Careers and Employer Engagement)

An overview of essential information you need to know to make a successful application to university.


Please view this first before you progress onto any other resources.




TRC Resources


UCAS 2022 – Registration and Essential information booklet


Please select the guide below depending upon which course you are applying for. 

Check with Careers or your tutor if you are unsure which would be the most suitable for you.


Personal Statement Guide 1 – Applying to Russell Group universities (any course other than those listed in the guides below)


Personal Statement Guide 2 – Applying for Medicine / Dentistry and Veterinary Science


Personal Statement Guide 3 – Applying for Allied Health Care related courses


Personal Statement Guide 4 – Applying for Teaching related courses


After you’ve applied

Here you will find information about what happens next after you’ve made your application.




HeppSY Resources

Why HE?

Securing your Dream HE offer:



Leeds University presentation on Russell Group and Personal Statements

Click here 



Work Experience: An essential part of many applications



Helpful website links for Parents:



Forthcoming events to support your application:

HeppSY live webinar: Parents, carers and supporters: Is university level education still worth it post Covid-19?

Thurs 17th June, 5 – 5:45pm This information session where we will look at student progression options post Covid-19.

At the Study in the Midlands online webinar, you can find out more about university opportunities in the East Midlands and the West Midlands – as well as watching key university guidance information which will allow you to make fantastic university choices.

Book your place

The webinar will be hosted live on Thursday June 17th at 6pm using the Zoom platform. We’ll finish by 8pm. It is free to attend – you just need to book a place in advance.

Who will be speaking?

The webinar will be hosted by and provide an opportunity to watch presentations on the key things to know about university from experts at Aston University, Birmingham City University, Bishop Grosseteste University, Coventry University, Keele University, Staffordshire University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham.

Alongside a live typed Q&A so you can ask university specialists any question you like about your higher education opportunities.



Tutorial Resources:

All the tutorial resources to support you with your UCAS application can be accessed via your Unifrog account. The resources you may wish to review are:

Year 12 Options after TRC Uni PP

This presentation recaps the four main routes available to students after college, considers the advantages and disadvantages of going to university, explains university entry criteria, and provides some useful websites for researching into your options after TRC.


How to Conduct Research into Your Options

This handout provides a step-by-step guide to researching into your options after TRC on Unifrog.


Year 12 Tutorial UCAS The Basics and The Personal Statement

This presentation explains what UCAS is, what goes in an application to study at university, when you have to finish your application, how much it costs and what happens to your application once it’s been sent off. It also focuses on the Personal Statement section of the application is and what goes in it.


Worksheet on Paragraphs for Personal Statement

This worksheet provides advice and guidance on how to write about your subjects/courses and any enrichment activities in your personal statement/CV/Apprenticeship-job applications.


Top Ten Employability Skills Handout

This handout provides a summary of the main employability skills that Admissions Tutors and employers are looking for and should be used in conjunction with the ‘Worksheet on Paragraphs for Personal Statement.’


*Remember: If you haven’t already logged into UniFrog you can do so by:

1. Go to:

2. Simply enter your college email address and your password. If you have forgotten your password then click the reset password link. If you haven’t set up an account yet, click resend welcome email and this will allow you to setup your account.


Thinking about higher education then our “To Go Or Not To Go” booklet provides a comprehensive overview and is accessible to everyone:



TRC Work placement and Volunteering guide – post Covid

Here you will find a selection of recommended alternative placements post Covid for some popular courses. You should also regularly check the entry requirements section of your chosen course and university for updates.

Please note information in this guide is being continually updated. Supplied are the resources we have available at this time.



Additional Help and Resources 

Open Day Guidance University Open Day Guidance


Further information

If you require any further information or help please email