Applications for 2013 Entry are still being accepted through UCAS (see below for guidance). If you have any queries or would like to discuss your application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Applications to study for a full-time higher education course at universities and colleges in the UK are made through UCAS using ‘Apply’ – an electronic online application system available at www.ucas.com. You can apply to up to 5 universities through UCAS and the fee for 2-5 choices is £23 for entry 2013. If you only apply to the ESO the single choice fee of £12 applies.
Full instructions on the UCAS website make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application. If you are at school or college in the UK you should speak to your teacher or careers tutor about how to apply to UCAS through your school.Guidance specific to non-UK applicants is available via the UCAS International Undergraduate Guide.
Every institution listed with UCAS has a code, as do the courses offered. The codes you need to apply to the ESO are:
Institution name: ESO
Institution code: E80
Course code: B310
If you experience problems with the on-line registration please contact UCAS:
T: +44(0) 870 1122211
When to apply
The UCAS application cycle begins in September each year. The deadline for 'On-Time' applications is 15 January and, in line with UCAS guidelines, all applications received by this date are given equal consideration. Candidates are welcome to apply after 15 January, however, the ESO may adjust its standard offer conditions for applications received after this date. Late applicants should contact the Admissions Department to discuss the availability of places before submitting a 'Post 15 January' UCAS application.
UCAS will electronically send your application to us for consideration. Each application form is read by a member of our Admissions Team who will evaluate your:
- Qualifications (existing ones and those you are working towards)
- Personal Statement (on your UCAS form)
Your Personal Statement is your chance to persuade us that you are a suitable candidate to study osteopathy and we are particularly interested in the following:
- why you believe you would be a good osteopath and what skills you would bring to the profession
- relevant research you have undertaken (e.g. placements, background reading, shadowing)
- any work experience you have gained that is relevant (e.g. massage, work in a care home or sports centre)
- any voluntary work you have undertaken (incl. Duke of Edinburgh Award, charity events)
- your hobbies and interests
It is also worth mentioning anything you have undertaken or experienced that is out of the ordinary and you feel proud of, even if it is not relevant to osteopathy (e.g. climbed a mountain, completed a marathon). This may make your application stand out and show that you are ambitious and ready to take on a challenge.
We strongly recommend that you read the following UCAS guidance before submitting your Personal Statement:
You will be asked to provide a reference as part of the UCAS application. Suitable reference providers are teachers or employers (former/current).
Following evaluation of your UCAS application by the Admissions Officer we will invite suitable applicants to interview. Please allow at least two weeks from the day you submit your application via UCAS Track for us to contact you. We will contact you by email to arrange a suitable time and date for your interview. If you cannot make the proposed time/date you can contact us to make alternative arrangements. We will do our best to accommodate you. If you live some distance from the ESO, we will endeavour to invite you to interview on a date which coincides with one of our Open Days.
Please note only selected applicants will be invited to interview. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via UCAS of this outcome.Interviews form part of the application process and ALL selected applicants are expected to attend
Interview outcomes will be conveyed via UCAS within 4 weeks of attendance. If you wish to discuss your application, or have any questions about the application procedure, you can contact our Admissions Team at the ESO who would be pleased to advise you. To view the ESO Admissions Policy, please click here.
NB: Please be aware that admission onto our course is becoming increasingly competitive and meeting our academic entry requirements alone does not guarantee admission onto the course.
Criminal Records Check and Fitness to Practise
Applicants who accept an offer for a place on our course will be subject to a criminal record check.Admission to the course also implies a commitment to comply with the School's Fitness to Practise Regulations, available to view here.
A Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check is required for all those who have at any time resided in the UK during the past 5 years; this will be administered by ESO staff during the first week of the course. Overseas applicants must provide a recent 'Certificate of Good Conduct'; this is sometimes referred to as a 'Police Check' or 'Good Behaviour Record' and can be obtained from police stations or embassies prior to arriving in the UK. This must be produced during your first week on the course. For further information please contact our Welfare Officer at email@example.com.
The ESO is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in employment or student admissions. It is our commitment that no applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; not be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant. The ESO is committed to providing equal opportunities in the recruitment, admission, training and development and promotion of employees.
The ESO also strives to ensure that the working and learning environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. If any student or employee considers that they have been unfairly treated, they may make a complaint which will be dealt with through the ESO’s grievance procedure. To view the ESO Equal Opportunities Policy, please click here