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Masterclass Terms and Conditions

Introduction

Masterclass UCAS points reductions are subject to the following terms and conditions. These conditions are subject to periodic change, for the most up to date terms and conditions please get in touch: outreach@cumbria.ac.uk

In the academic year 2021/2, Masterclasses will be delivered in two different methods: Virtual and Face-to-Face

The subject groupings will remain the same, however the offer reduction for each method will differ, to reflect the difference in engagement.

Please the appropriate sections below for details of title available through each method of delivery.



Terms and Conditions September 2021 to August 2022

  • For Masterclasses delivered in the year 2020/1, all registrants must give details of their year of intended study. The reduction will only be available on applications to begin in September of the stated year. (Accepted applications years: 2022, 2023). Any applications already made for September 2022 start cannot be retrospectively amended.

 

  • Applicants wishing to make applications for 2024 onwards should look to attend another masterclass or similar event in the future, closer to their application date.

 

  • For Face to Face Masterclasses attended in the 2021/2 academic year the offer reduction will equate to 16 UCAS points.

 

  • To account for the differences in engagement and delivery, for Virtual Masterclasses attended in the 2021/2 academic year the offer reduction will equate to 8 UCAS points.

 

  • The reduced UCAS points offer can only be applied to University of Cumbria courses linked to the masterclass attended. Please see the table below for clarification.

 

  • The reduced UCAS points offer can only be applied to level 4 undergraduate programmes at the University of Cumbria. This excludes any Integrated Foundation Years, Top Up programmes, CPD modules and programmes, or post-graduate study. 

 

  • The UCAS points reduction will only be applied if the masterclass is attended prior to submitting an application for the degree programme through UCAS (allowing time for administrative processing of the attendance). Points cannot be redeemed retrospectively if you have already applied for one of the eligible courses at the University.

 

  • UCAS points will automatically be deducted from the top of the range upon application.

For example: University of Cumbria entry requirements for BSc (Hons) Psychology are 104-128 UCAS points. The standard offer would be at the top of the range, 128 UCAS points. Following attendance at a relevant Face to Face masterclass, an applicant would be made a reduced conditional offer of 112 UCAS points.

 

  • To receive the reduction in points, it is imperative that the applicant accurately completes all personal details requested at the end of the masterclass, or on registration for the event if being delivered virtually. If incorrect details are provided, the University of Cumbria will not make efforts to contact the attendee for corrected data, and the applicant may be ineligible to receive the reduced offer.

 

  • Attendees at Virtual Masterclasses must attend and engage with the session fully. Those who leave midway through or join significantly late will not be eligible to receive the reduced offer. The only exceptions to this are circumstances where an attendee has poor internet connection and drops out, this will not count against, as long as they return for the remaninder of the session.

 

  • The UCAS points reduction cannot be redeemed at a different institution or against courses that are not listed in the terms and conditions.

 

  • Only one UCAS points deduction offer can be redeemed per course upon application - attending multiple masterclasses for the same degree programme will not result in the accumulation of points. If multiple events are attended the University will deduct the relevant points from any relevant course applied for. This UCAS points reduction cannot be applied in conjunction with any future Summer University offers for the same degree programme.

 

  • Applicants can only have reductions attached to their profile for a maximum of 2 Masterclass subject groupings

For example: A student attends a "Home-based Injury Prevention for Runners" Masterclass (Sport & Rehabilitative Sciences) in September 2021, then attends a "Observational Sketching" Masterclass (Art & Design suite) in November 2021. They will be eligible to receive the reduced points for either set of courses.

Scenario 1: If they go on to attend a "Group Leading" Masterclass (Working with Children and Families) in January 2022, this will over-ride the first one attended and they will no longer be eligible to receive a reduced offer for applications to Sport and Rehabilitative Sciences courses.

Scenario 2: Alternatively, if they attended "Youth Crime Prevention through Sports" Masterclass (Sports and Rehabilitative Sciences suite) in January 2022, this would NOT override the first event, as the subject groups do not conflict.

 

  • For events in 2021/2 and onwards, UCAS points reductions can only be applied to applications made in the year specified on registration for the event. If a registrant selects an option further than 2 years in the future (2024 or onwards), the reduction cannot be applied.

 

  • Where an applicant has attended both a virtual and a face to face Masterclass for the same subject grouping the higher points reduction will be applied.

 

  • For applicants not domiciled in the UK, attendance at a Masterclass will be used as contextual information and considered as part of an application.


Subject Groupings as of September 2021

Face to Face Sessions

Face to Face Masterclasses will be delivered either on our campus locations or, on request, at a local school or college to a specified cohort.

Full attendance and participation in these masterclasses will result in a reduced offer being made on future applications to related courses for eligible participants (please see the table above for clarity on which courses are eligible).

The offer reduction for Face to Face Masterclasses will equate to 16 UCAS points for future applications made to related courses.

SUBJECT GROUPINGAVAILABLE MASTERCLASS TITLES
Art & Design
  • What’s your Type?
  • Back to the Future

 

Environmental Studies
  • Dealing with the 'Wicked' Problem of Climate Change
Conservation
  • Is Rewilding a reality for the UK?
  • Life in the Undergrowth

 

Health and Social Care
  • Group Leading with Children, Young People and Families
  • Do you want to change the world? You can!

 

Law
  • Criminal Examination

 

Media Arts
  • An Introduction to Wildlife Photography
  • Using a Classic Shot List
  • How to pitch a Television Programme from Idea to Broadcast

 

Policing, Criminology and Psychology
  • The Teenage Brain
  • The Psychology of Gender and Sexuality
  • Gangs and Violence: From the Peaky Blinders to The Krays and Beyond
  • The Psychology of Studying: Exploring Evidence-Based Study Techniques
  • Spinning the Wheel - Police Decision Making
  • Digital Investigations
  • An Expert Witness - Police Officer witness statements
  • Investigating Serious Crime
  • Criminology, Policing, Activism and Protest
  • Detained in Custody - Making an Arrest
  • Combatting Terrorism

 

Sport & Rehabilitative Sciences
  • Practical Injury Screening and Prevention Techniques
  • Sport and Health - An Obvious Alliance
  • Developing Young People in Sport: What do we need to know?

 

STEM

  • Forensic Science at your Fingertips

 

Theatre & Performance

  • Approaches to performing Shakespeare
  • Developing an approach to in person auditions for Acting
  • Using Vocal Technique and Text Delivery to support Acting Through Song for Musical Theatre and Classical Art Song
  • Approaches to Physicalising Characters
  • Developing an approach to in person auditions for Musical Theatre

 

 



Virtual Sessions

Virtual Masterclasses will be delivered online through an online meeting platform, Clickmeeting. More information about this platform can be found at www.clickmeeting.com.

Full attendance and participation in these masterclasses will still result in a reduced offer being made on future applications to related courses for eligible participants (please see the table above for clarity on which courses are eligible).

The offer reduction for Virtual Masterclasses will equate to 8 UCAS points for future applications made to related courses.

SUBJECT GROUPINGAVAILABLE MASTERCLASS TITLES
Art & Design
  • Observational Sketching
  • What's your Type?

 

Conservation
  • Battle of the Beasts: Vertebrates vs Invertebrates
  • Every Species Matters: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Resilience
  • Is Rewilding a reality for the UK?

 

Education
  • Role of Working Memory (WM) in Classroom Learning (of children)
  • Fieldtrips in teaching

 

Environmental Studies
  • Storytelling for Environmental Justice

 

Health and Social Care
  • Ethics, Values and Principles in Health and Social Care
  • Let's go on a Bear Hunt!

 

Law
  • Media, Manipulation and Misrepresentation of the Law

 

Media Arts
  • An Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking
  • An Introduction to Wildlife Documentary Filmmaking
  • How to pitch a Television Programme from Idea to Broadcast
  • Multi Camera in Film, Television and Live Events
  • Games Asset Pipeline

 

Outdoor Studies
  • Controversial Issues in Outdoor Studies

 

Policing, Criminology and Psychology
  • In Cold Blood? An Exploration of the Psychology of Violent Behaviour
  • Technology and Child Development: Friend or Foe?
  • How can we encourage good mental health and wellbeing at university?

 

Sport & Rehabilitative Sciences
  • Home-based Injury Prevention for Runners
  • Nature as a Health Service
  • Youth Crime Prevention Through Sports

 

STEM

  • Secrets in the blood- diagnosing disease
  • Watching the Dead

 

 



Previous Years

Terms and Conditions for previous years' events can be found below.



Terms and Conditions for Events Between September 2020 and August 2021

Event Groupings and Related Courses for Events Between September 2020 and August 2021

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