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Assessment Week begins!

posted 13 Dec 2014, 07:28 by Abby Emery

The Assessment Week for the year has finally begun! We are really excited to welcome 80 UWC candidates to Atlantic College over the next five days. We will be assessing candidates through games, discussion groups, and interviews, and hope to give them a real taste of what life is like at a UWC.
Team photo on top lawn of Atlantic College!
The staff have just arrived and are undergoing training in preparation for the arrival of the first cohort tomorrow evening. Please follow us on Facebook for updates and photos throughout the week. Here's to another successful Assessment Week!

Assessment Day Invitations Sent!

posted 15 Nov 2014, 10:25 by Abby Emery

We are very please to announce that we have finished the shortlisting process. All candidates should now have been notified of whether their application has been successful at the initial stage. For those who have been invited to an assessment day, please click on the link in your email and confirm your attendance by November 21st.

For those who were unsuccessful, we wish you every success in the future and really hope that you continue to do exciting things and work to improve your communities.

Applications Close for Another Year!

posted 28 Oct 2014, 11:26 by Abby Emery

A huge thank you to everybody who applied for our September 2015 application round - the deadline has now passed. We stayed up until midnight providing last-minute encouragement and technical support to our applicants at the start of their UWC journey.

We are expecting to be able to notify applicants in mid-November about whether or not they have been invited to an Assessment Day at Atlantic College (please see here for dates). A huge thank you once again to everybody who applied - we can't wait to start reading!

The Deadline is Approaching!

posted 26 Oct 2014, 04:18 by Abby Emery

Tomorrow is the final deadline for applications this year (Monday 27th October, at midnight). If you are having any problems with your application (technical or otherwise) then please email us as soon as possible on and we will do our absolute best to help you.

We are really excited for all the applications to be submitted. We can't wait to start reading them, and to start working out who will represent the UK at UWCs across the world next year. Good luck!

New Promotional Video Released!

posted 19 Oct 2014, 05:37 by Abby Emery   [ updated 19 Oct 2014, 05:38 ]

We are excited to announce the release of the 2014 UWC Promotional video. The video aims to give young people an idea of what life is like at a United World College. It includes interviews with current students and alumni about all aspects of the United World College movement. You can view it on our homepage or on YouTube here.

Applications to UWC for British students close on Monday October 27th. The complete application, including all references, must be submitted by this time. Good luck to all of you!

Only Seventeen Days Left!

posted 10 Oct 2014, 11:42 by Abby Emery   [ updated 10 Oct 2014, 11:43 ]

There are only 17 days left until applications close for the September 2015 round! Don't forget, you have to make sure that all your references are complete by the deadline as well: 27th of October at midnight.

If you are still in the process of filling in your application, you urgently need to make sure that you have selected referees and that they have started to write your references. If you haven't started your application yet, well, what are you waiting for?

Another Successful Atlantic College Open Day!

posted 5 Oct 2014, 02:22 by Abby Emery

We loved talking to the crowds yesterday at Atlantic College about how British young people can apply to UWC. It was wonderful to meet so many excited applicants and their parents, and to get to know the UWCers of the future.

A big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped out on the day, and we hope that everyone who came found it a useful way to learn about the United World Colleges movement.

Less than one month to go!

posted 3 Oct 2014, 02:49 by Abby Emery   [ updated 3 Oct 2014, 09:30 ]

The deadline for applications to go to a UWC is midnight on October 27th. That gives you just 24 days to complete your application! 

If you will be 16 or 17 in September 2015 and want a life-changing experience - studying in India, Swaziland, Canada, or Hong Kong, to name a few - then apply to UWC today. It may be the best decision of your life!

Looking for Volunteers!

posted 13 Sep 2014, 07:12 by Abby Emery

We are still looking for UWC Graduates to help out during our Selections Week in December! If you can spare a week of your time then you could be involved in supporting and selecting the next cohort of British UWC students. Have a look on our Get Involved page.

The Applications are Rolling in!

posted 6 Sep 2014, 02:58 by Abby Emery   [ updated 3 Oct 2014, 09:31 ]

Many young people have started writing their applications, and we can't wait to start reading them! The deadline for forms in October 27th 2014 at midnight. 

After this, our volunteers will read through all of the applications, and create a shortlist of candidates to invite to interview. The interviews will take place in December at Atlantic College. Get your application in, and you could be heading off to a UWC next September.

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