How to Use your School UCAS Advisor
Your school UCAS advisor is a great contact to get to know. Below are some tips to make the most out of your UCAS advisor:
Set up a meeting
If you haven’t already, be sure to set up a meeting with them to discuss your intent on applying to medical school. They will know of all the schools you can apply to and will be able to assist in all aspects of your application, from the UCAT and BMAT exams, to helping organise work experience, and making sure your application and references are all in on time.
Discuss your university choices
Discuss your university choices with them. They will have experience with past students at your school, and may know some handy tips for specific universities.
Send them your Personal Statement
Don’t send your personal statement to everyone – you don’t want too many opinions! But your UCAS advisor should definitely be one of your chosen and trusted individuals.
Treat them as a support network
Applying to medicine can be stressful. Your UCAS advisor can be your friend as well as your mentor. It obviously depends on the personality of your chosen teacher, but don’t be scared to use them for motivational support and general help.
Use them on Results Day
Remember your UCAS advisor is also a great point of contact for if you enter clearing or adjustment too. They can help you call universities, request remarks and give general advice.