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    Hello,

    I am currently studying for my GCSEs and I am starting to think about A-levels, university and also UCAS points which are needed to get into uni.

    I volunteer at my local museum every Saturday for 6 hours. I really enjoy doing this.

    I thought about using that time to go towards the ASDAN Community Volunteering award. (https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergradu...iff-tables/981)

    Has anyone got experience with this award, achieved this award who could possibly give me some advice on this. i.e. How to apply for the award? and any other things I should know.

    Thanks
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    That's interesting, personally know nothing of it but i too would be interested
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    (Original post by WSmith7069)
    Hello,

    I am currently studying for my GCSEs and I am starting to think about A-levels, university and also UCAS points which are needed to get into uni.

    I volunteer at my local museum every Saturday for 6 hours. I really enjoy doing this.

    I thought about using that time to go towards the ASDAN Community Volunteering award. (https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergradu...iff-tables/981)

    Has anyone got experience with this award, achieved this award who could possibly give me some advice on this. i.e. How to apply for the award? and any other things I should know.

    Thanks
    WSmith7069
    I have no idea about this qualification, but do be aware that this kind of totting up points only works for a) the kind of universities which make offers in points, which is by no means all of them, b) that those who do make points offers usually specify that they must come from A levels or their equivalents and c) that if points like these are accepted, it will only be for courses for which this qualification has some relevance, such as music grades for a music degree for example. It looks like an excellent thing to do and there are all manner of reasons why doing it would be a good thing all round, but do it for its own sake, not because you think it will get you into university, because it is highly unlikely to make any difference.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    I have no idea about this qualification, but do be aware that this kind of totting up points only works for a) the kind of universities which make offers in points, which is by no means all of them, b) that those who do make points offers usually specify that they must come from A levels or their equivalents and c) that if points like these are accepted, it will only be for courses for which this qualification has some relevance, such as music grades for a music degree for example. It looks like an excellent thing to do and there are all manner of reasons why doing it would be a good thing all round, but do it for its own sake, not because you think it will get you into university, because it is highly unlikely to make any difference.
    Thanks for your honest opinion! Really appreciated. I will lay off this now I reckon. Thanks again.
    WSmith7069
 
 
 
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