Ulster University – Nursing and paramedical science


Virtual Insight Event: School of Nursing

Wednesday 20 October


Register: https://app.geckoform.com/public/#/modern/FOEU02ee6CZK1b7s

Virtual Insight Event: Paramedic Science

Wednesday 27 October



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HPAT tips from UCD


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Ulster University events – Medical, paramedic science, computing & engineering.

Virtual / On-Campus Insight Events 2021

To ensure your students gain the best understanding of courses at Ulster University, we are hosting 
Insight Events,
 both online and on-campus this Autumn.

I would be grateful if you could share the following with pupils and parents/guardians.

More Virtual Insight Events are to be confirmed. When they are, they will be published on our website and shared with you via our Monthly Newsletter.

 On-Campus Insight Event: 
 BSc Personalised Medicine 
 28 October: 6pm – 8pm  

Join us on our Magee Campus to find out m

ore about our BSc Personalised Medicine programme. This is an excellent opportunity to view our facilities and to gain relevant experience for your personal statement. Register

 On-Campus Insight Event: 
 Biology & Biomedical Science   28 October: 10am – 2pm  

Meet staff and current students at the 

Coleraine campus and get involved in practicals. Event restricted to 40 people.Register

 On-Campus Insight Event: 
 Computing & Engineering 
 28 October: 4pm – 7pm  

Join us at our Magee campus for an insight into Computing & Engineering courses based at Magee campus. Two sessions available.Register

 Virtual Insight Event: 
 School of Nursing 
 20 October: 7pm 

Join us to find out more about our two Nursing programmes, applicant shortlisting methods and the interview process.

• BSc Adult Nursing

• BSc Mental Health NursingRegister

 Virtual Insight Event: 
 BSc Paramedic Science
 27 October: 7pm 

Join us to find out more about our BSc Paramedic Science programme, applicant shortlisting methods and the interview process.Register

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The LIR Academy



Applications now open for 2022 programmes. Key points to note are:These are BA programmes accredited by Trinity College Dublin.They are three-year-long programmes consisting of 36 weeks of teaching per year. They are not part of the CAO points race. Potential students have to achieve the matriculation required by Trinity College Dublin in order to take a place. Application is through our website and courses either have an audition or interview as part of the application process.The Stage Management & Technical Theatre (SMTT) programme is suitable for a wide range of students. Particularly those with creative flair who are interested in exploring how to use their skills and interests hands-on or who are people who enjoy bringing creative projects to life and working in a team. They often study art, construction studies, design and communication graphics and English, or they may have had experiences working on school productions or been in youth theatre. SMTT graduates are highly in demand across the theatre, film, TV, entertainment, events and corporate events sectors. See more on the courses below.
Foundation Diploma in Acting 
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BA in Acting 
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BA in Stage Management & Technical TheatreSee more
Movement class with lots of figures in black clothes moving across the image. Behind them is a bright window looking onto Bolands Mill and other students watching their classmates. Upcoming Events and Activities

Come and meet with us and our grads at the following events:Higher Options – 13th and 14th OctoberTrinity Open Day – 6th NovemberTheatreCraft – November 22nd

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Veterinary in Poland Open Day

Medical Poland Veterinary Career & University Open Day is designed to show options for students thinking about careers involving animal care and veterinary medicine.

From a career perspective, two veterinary inspectors will share their experience from both the private sector (working at a private small animal vet clinic and meat plant) and public sector (from the perspective of animal welfare, food hygiene, quality control compliance etc.). 

From an academic perspective, we will discuss options to study outside UCD at Polish vet schools, their advantages and disadvantages, clinical and didactical facilities and Medical Poland’s support in preparing to get into the Polish universities and preparing to thrive on the course. 

Our special guests will be two graduates from Polish vet schools working in Ireland: 

  • Aleksandra Szyszka, Veterinary Inspector at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • Alicja Migowska-Calik, Veterinary Inspector at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • Sadhbh Moran, veterinary medicine student, Wrocław, Poland 

The event is going to be hosted online using Google Meet platform on 21st October 2021 at 6:30pm IST – click this link to register. 

For the last 8 years the  Medical Poland Admission Office has been helping Irish and all international students whose dream is to study medical sciences or veterinary medicine abroad in English. 

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Cambridge application resources

New Applicant Webinar

Our new series of Applicant Webinars is designed to guide prospective applicants and their supporters through the process of applying to Cambridge.  

For parents and supporters:

Supporting a Cambridge applicant – 20 October

Designed for parents and supporters, this webinar will focus on how you can support your Cambridge applicants. 

For prospective students:

Dates throughout October and November

Topics for upcoming sessions include interviews and at-interview assessments. Recordings of previous sessions, covering areas including preparing and submitting the UCAS application and the SAQ, are available on our website. 

Find out more and book

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Ulster University Health Programmes changes

 Ulster University’s applicant shortlisting methods for our Allied Health Programmes and School of Nursing for September 2022 entry.   

Personal Statements  

Due to the disruptive effect of the pandemic, Ulster University will not use UCAS Personal Statements for initial candidate shortlisting for our Allied Health Programmes or School of Nursing programmes, unless otherwise stated

Whilst personal statements will not be used for initial applicant shortlisting, they may be used at a later stage; for example, where two or more applicants achieve the same interview score. 

Allied Health Programmes  

  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging  
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy                   
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy       
  • BSc (Hons) Podiatry                             
  • BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology             
  • BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy 

In May 2021, Ulster University discontinued the HPAT-Ulster exam as an entry requirement to our Allied Health Programmes. For September 2022 entry, eligible applicants will be invited to an online video interview, taking place in February 2022.   

The video interview format is akin to the one already used by our School of Nursing and will be hosted by the SONRU / Modern Hire platform. The interview duration is 15 minutes and will assess candidates’ suitability via values-based questions to ascertain values and competencies which are associated with healthcare professionals. 

Applicants are required to sit one video interview only, whether they apply to one or more Allied Health programmes – except for BSc (Hons) Dietetics which will host a separate interview, detailed below. 

BSc (Hons) Dietetics  

Eligible applicants to BSc (Hons) Dietetics will be invited to a separate online video interview to that of our other Allied Health Programmes. This means that an applicant applying for both Dietetics and another Allied Health Programme (e.g., Physiotherapy etc), will be required to sit two online video interviews. The format for the Dietetics interview will be similar to the Allied Health Programmes interview and will also be hosted by SONRU/Modern Hire. The interview questions will be more relevant to Dietetics specifically. 

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science  

Applicants to BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science will have their personal statements reviewed for interview shortlisting purposes. Paramedic Science will have its own interview process, with the School hoping to conduct these in-person and on campus (subject to Public Health Authority guidance). If we are unable to host in-person interviews, the interview process will be hosted by SONRU/Modern Hire. 

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing / BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing 

Applicants to our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing programmes will undertake a separate online video interview using the SONRU / Modern Hire platform to determine eligibility for September 2022 entry.  

Like entry to September 2021, Ulster University and Queens’ University Belfast will jointly use the same interview platform. This means that if an applicant applies to Nursing courses at both UU and QUB, then they are only required to sit the one online video interview. 

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Higher Options 5th years

This year, Higher Options will take place virtually on the 13th and 14th of October from 12pm to 6pm each day. 

Classes will end for all 5th year students at 11.35 on Wednesday October 13th to facilitate your attendance at this virtual event. 

This is a really good opportunity to research potential options for the future and set goals and plans that will guide and motivate your study over the next 20 months.

 It is strongly recommended that all 5th year Leaving Certificate and IB students register for this event and avail of this opportunity to attend on Wednesday from 12pm to 6pm.
We would encourage you all to prepare for the event by deciding in advance which talks, and exhibitor stands you will attend and what questions you will ask. 

You have been sent a preparation worksheet including some possible questions you might want to ask.  

Student tickets cost €10.40 (incl. booking fee) and can be purchased on the higher options website https://higheroptions.vfairs.com/

When you register for the event, you will be asked to input an email address and password. These details will be required on the day to log in to the event. To log in on Wed 13th,  click on log in on the home page of the higher options website and input the registration details requested.

A ticket will allow access on both days so you can access it at home with your parents. After the event, all content will be available to ticket holders for a period of 30 days. 

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UCAS October 15th Deadline

Well done to all our early applicants applying for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary medicine and Oxford or Cambridge.

Please make sure complete all the sections, proof read and Pay/ Send now so that your guidance counsellor can submit the applications in advance of the deadline. Once you pay/ send this allows us to submit it to UCAS. Before we do this we can still send your application back to you to be amended before it is sent.

Let us know if you have any questions. Our regular UCAS session will be held again this Tuesday in Room 2.04 periods 5 & 6. All students applying for UCAS should use this time to progress their applications and we will be there to help.

All applicants for later deadlines should attend to complete in good time.

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