Gap year students



If you intend to apply to UCAS for 2015 entry, you are expected to attend the UCAS Gap Day Friday 29th August at 9.00am in the Hall.

There will be post results applicant surgeries on Wednesday 3rd September, Tuesday 9th September and for later applicants Thursday 16th October 1pm – 6.30pm in the Careers office.

The deadline for Early Applicants is 12th September 2014

The deadline for other Gap Year Applicants is 24th October 2014.

Gap year activities of some of our recent leavers

Fiona is visiting Africa with Project Trust working voluntarily for twelve months in an orphanage in Malawi. After her gap year she hopes to go to Cardiff University, where she’ll be studying Children’s Nursing.

Edward worked from September to December as an office general assistant for a local interior designer, as a catering assistant at Downing College, spent January skiing, then 2 months teaching in Senegal with Projects Abroad and finally 3 months travelling in South East Asia. He is now studying French and Philosophy at University College London.

Ailise is committed to pursuing a medical career and used her gap year to gain experience of healthcare environments. So far she has shadowed a GP in her clinic and a care home visit. She worked at Addenbrooke's hospital as a healthcare assistant. She also attended a course in venepuncture and began work as a phlebotomist. She is investigating the possibility of a work placement in Vancouver or through the Gap Medic programme with the chance to travel and experience how medicine is practiced in other countries.

Eric is enjoying the challenge (and the pay) of the Year in Industry scheme working with Cambridge Consultants before going to university.

Gap Year Presentation

UCAS 2015 Instruction Booklet

Gap Year Presentation 2013

Gap UCAS Checklist

Gap Year Information 2015