How we can help you hit the UCAS deadline

Being the best

We want your UCAS application to be the best it can be. And we want to help you get your application in before the deadline - 15 January. This page is all about helping you achieve that. You still have time but, the earlier you start, the earlier you can get that perfect UCAS application in and the earlier you can relax and focus on other things.

Making it easier

We have talked to our students - many of whom were in your position this time last year - and they have told us one of the most difficult parts of the UCAS application is the personal statement.

So, not only do we have advice for you on how to put together your personal statement, we have also created a personal statement writer that actually helps you build it. This is a simple form with a series of questions to prompt you into thinking about what you should include. When you have finished, we will email your draft personal statement to you. 

You can then use this as your personal statement in your UCAS application - but you should give yourself as much time as possible to perfect it. If you want some extra help to improve your draft, you can bring it along to our next undergraduate Open Day and our friendly Admissions team will give you some feedback on what to improve.

That little bit extra

There are many advantages of getting your UCAS application in as early as possible. One of these is that you are more likely to get your preferred room in our halls. To see what's on offer, you can take a look around our accommodation at one of our Open Days. You can also take a Virtual Tour of our campus and one of our halls of residence.

Of course, one of the most important decisions you have to make before you apply is about what you want to study. And there are some courses for which you need to have that little bit extra. For instance, if you are applying for our Art and Design courses, you will be asked to prepare a portfolio of your work. 

At every step of the way, we will do everything we can to help you. You can email marketing@derby.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1332 591044.