|Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses|
Oxford Brookes University
POSTGRADUATE APPLICATION FORM:
Notes for Guidance
1. Course Details
2. Personal Details
You must complete all relevant sections, including nationality and country of domicile. For applicants not born in the UK or the European Community, please indicate the date when you first entered the UK/EC; the date when you most recently entered the UK/EC; and if relevant, the date on which you were granted permanent residence in the UK or EC. You will need to present your passport or other official documentation which verifies residency at the time of registration. If you have never been to the UK/EC or you do not have permanent residence in the UK/EC please leave this section blank.
3. Your Education (including Professional Qualifications and Training Courses)
Please Note: If you are a non-UK applicant, you must enclose a certified copy of your degree certificate or a transcript of your academic record to date.
4. Your Employment / Professional Experience / Unpaid Occupations
Describe any paid or unpaid work, which you have undertaken, and/or professional experience, which you have gained, giving dates, names of employers, job title and main responsibilities. If applicable, give details of any voluntary work experience and unpaid occupations, e.g. raising a family.
5. Your English Proficiency (Only fill in this section if English is NOT your 1st or main language.)
Please Note: You must enclose certified copies of any English Language Certificates, as evidence of your English proficency.
6. Personal Statement
Please indicate why you are applying to this particular course. This should include: your motivation for wanting to take this particular course and what it is you expect to gain from the course; how the course relates (if at all) to your previous education; what you hope to achieve in terms of career development by taking the course; what has influenced you to pursue a postgraduate qualification; what you consider to be your key academic strengths and weaknesses; and a description of your ability to work independently and with others.
7. Disability or Special Needs a) Disability or Special Needs
In the box, please enter the code, which is the most appropriate to you from the list of statements below. Describe your condition in the space provided and where it is not obvious (i.e. with unseen disabilities), indicate whether you have special needs.
0 You do not have a disability nor are you aware of any additional
support requirements in study or accommodation.
1 You have dyslexia.
2 You are blind/are partially sighted.
3 You are deaf/have a hearing impairment.
4 You are a wheelchair user/have mobility difficulties.
5 You need personal care support.
6 You have mental health difficulties.
7 You have an unseen disability, e.g. diabetes, epilepsy or asthma.
8 You have two or more of the above disabilities/special needs.
9 You have a disability not listed above.
b) Criminal Convictions
You are asked to state on the application form whether or not you have any criminal convictions. Please note that if you do not tick either the YES or NO box, we will not process your application form. We will contact you to ask for information, but this will delay your application and you could miss the deadline.
i) A motoring conviction for which you received only a fine and/or 3 penalty points; or 1
ii) A spent sentence (as defined by the UK’s Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974) UNLESS you are applying for a course involving work with children including but not necessarily limited to teaching, health or social work courses when you must disclose spent convictions and cautions as well. If you are in doubt as to whether this applies to you, please contact the University Admissions Office directly on +44 (0) 1865 483040.
1. If you are uncertain whether a conviction is a spent conviction or sentence then you can get more advice from your local Citizens Advice Bureau or probation service, or from NACRO (the Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders). You can also contact a solicitor, but you may have to pay for the legal advice.
8. Names and Addresses of TWO Referees
Please indicate how you intend to finance your postgraduate course and living expenses, including any scholarships to which you have applied and the results, if known.
Please read the declaration on the application form carefully. You must sign it or we cannot process your application. When you sign the form, you agree to follow these conditions:
a) The information you have given is complete and accurate. b) You have the right to cancel, withdraw or suspend your application through us. You can do this by writing to us within 10 working days of the date of our official offer letter to you. c) Your application will normally be confidential between:
However, we try to detect and prevent fraud, and have the right to give outside organisations, including the police, the Home Office, local authorities, exam boards or awarding bodies and the Benefits Agency, relevant information from your application form.
d) If we believe that you or your referee have left out any information or given false or misleading information, we may take any necessary steps to check whether it is accurate or complete.
e) We may, at any time, ask you, your referee or your employer to provide more information about your application (for example, proof of identity, status, qualifications or employment history).
f) We may use information from your application form to collect statistics. We will not tell any other organisation or publish any information that could identify you.
g) If you accept an offer of a place from the University, you must accept the terms and conditions in the contract we sent you with or before the offer of a place. You must read these terms and conditions carefully.
Please return your completed application and additional relevant documentation to the following address: EUROEDUCATION, City Business Promotion Centre, 2nd Floor, 24 Goodge Street, London W1T 2QF, United Kingdom
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