If you are still looking for a university course for 2012 entry, and have already received your results you can apply for a place on the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services degree at the Jersey International Business School, a new degree awarded by The University of Buckingham. Minimum entry requirements are 260 UCAS points or 27 IB (International Baccalaureate) points.

To assist with serious decisions about your future, a dedicated clearing team will be available at the Business School to offer students useful advice at the drop-in Consultation Clinics from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday 16 August and from 9am to 4pm on Friday 17 August.

Chris Usher, Senior Lecturer comments, “This can be a difficult time for students since a lot of future decisions can balance on the outcome of ‘A’ Level results. Whilst recognising this as a pivotal time in a young person’s life, we are in an excellent position at the Business School to be able to offer a competitive alternative for students to study a top-ranking university degree whilst staying on Island”

The degree is designed for high achieving students who want to accelerate their employability by graduating in 2 years. Starting in October 2012, the new degree offers considerable savings of up to £60,000 compared to studying off Island at a UK university – a major contributing factor being that a full honours degree can be achieved within 2 years of full time study, as opposed to 3 years. This means that you can then either start earning a salary or follow it with a Masters degree and be better qualified at the end of a normal degree timeframe than other graduates.

Chris continues, “The University of Buckingham is a highly respected independent university and many alumni who reside in the Island are currently working at the top of their field. Additionally, the University has just risen in the national newspapers’ league tables and been recognised by The Guardian at no 16 out of 120. The degree offers an excellent opportunity for both local students and industry, and has received extra recognition from the JFSC ranking the degree on their Table 4 of industry qualifications”

An additional opportunity is available for a limited number of students accepted on the degree. Both HSBS and RBS International are offering work support programmes whereby students can take that first important step towards a career in finance. Whilst studying for the degree the selected candidates can also earn a salary and gain invaluable work experience with these leading financial institutions, starting in October 2012.

To find out further details contact Chris Elliott on 816333 or email chriselliott@jerseyibs.com