Balwearie High School


University Application Timeline August 2020



Webinar: Join Calum from Dundee University for advice on Personal Statements

26th August 3pm

Text to parents/carers to request name of pupil intending to apply

31st August 2020

Webinar: Join Amy from Stirling University for choosing and applying advice

2nd September 3pm

Pupils applying will be sent timeline & UCAS information sheet

7th September 2020

Register with UCAS: Balwearie Buzzword is BHS2021

Research Universities and Courses


Webinar: Join Michelle from St. Andrews University for Financial advice

9th September 3pm

Pupil Information sheet to guidance teacher

11th September

Communication with class teacher’s past and present that you intend to ask for a reference

11th September

UCAT registration – Medicine or Dentistry – book test date


Parent & Pupil Information powerpoint from Mr Booth


Music application deadline

1st October

First draft of personal statement to Guidance teacher

7th October

Application deadline for Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry.

15th October

Finalise personal statement Deadline

20th November

Application completed and submitted

15th December


Key Information

  • Twitter @BalwearieUCAS
  • School website Pathways -> Developing young workforce -> UCAS info
  • UCAS:
  • Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisors
  • UCAT:
  • Individual University websites


Are you interested in finding out about Widening Access Programmes?

Balwearie have close links with Universities which has a focus on Widening Participation. 

Each University offer a Government scheme to encourage more applicants from backgrounds that may have not considered University as an option.  These can include the first in the family to go to University, Young Carers or lower income families. 

Some of the support that you will receive: live on-line help and presentations which will benefit all students applying to University.  There are also former pupils from Balwearie who will be involved in Q and A sessions. Campus visits and application advice.

Pupils have to register for this programme and the courses on offer.


Are you interested in applying for a Design or Art related Course?

Access to Creative Education in Scotland(ACEs) Dundee University: Art and Design/Architecture



Are you interested in studying Law, Medicine or Vet Medicine?

REACH: Dundee University: Dentistry and Law

REACH: St Andrews University: Medicine


YourEd Edinburgh University

Are you interested in finding out more about Your Ed support programme?

You must have signed up by the first introductory session on 25th September

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