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    I am a Scottish student but I want to apply to English universities. This is stupid, but does the UCAS point system vary between England and Scotland.
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    (Original post by Christy1920)
    I am a Scottish student but I want to apply to English universities. This is stupid, but does the UCAS point system vary between England and Scotland.
    Hiya Christy,

    The short answer is - no, they don't vary

    UCAS points are a UK wide method of measuring the value of all post-16 qualifications - this means that universities can assess the strength of all applications, regardless of whether applicants have studied A-Levels, Scottish Highers, Welsh Baccalaureates, or any other requisite qualification.

    The Complete University Guide has a handy guide here, which explains how many UCAS points you will get for different qualifications/grades.

    What are you interested in studying?

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    I was interested in fashion journalism but it seems like it’s a limited qualification. I can’t work out what I’d be good at. I know I want to go to university but now I’m worried that I won’t find a job that provides at the end of it. Any suggestions?
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    (Original post by Christy1920)
    I was interested in fashion journalism but it seems like it’s a limited qualification. I can’t work out what I’d be good at. I know I want to go to university but now I’m worried that I won’t find a job that provides at the end of it. Any suggestions?
    My main suggestion is that anything you study at university level should be something you have a very strong interest in - this could be fashion journalism, but if you are apprehensive about taking a specific focus at this stage, perhaps you could look into similar degrees with a broader focus, such as journalism, media studies, design & publishing, or other similar disciplines. They may host fashion journalism modules. These are some of the similar options which UEA offers!

    Gauging job prospects can be tricky - university league tables provide graduate prospect rankings, but these rankings only tell us part of the story. For instance, they don't account for other factors which can lead to employment - things like relevant work experience, or involvement in a university newspapers/ amateur journalism can also strengthen job applications, for example. So as well as a good course, it could be also worth looking into the work experience opportunities you might be able to obtain from some universities that others might not give you.

    Let me know if you have more questions

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    Ok many thanks!
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