Universities and Careers

While some students at Uplands have a clear vocational direction, others take time to gain a better sense of their academic interests.


The Universities and Careers Department at Uplands (UCD) is pleased to introduce BridgeU. BridgeU is a comprehensive college and career planning tool for both students and their families. Uplands students begin using BridgeU in Year 10 to explore options for work experience and build a CV, and then again in Year 11 when choosing their Sixth Form subjects. They do this utilising career interest and personality inventories in the BridgeU program.

NOTE: BridgeU is new to Uplands (May 2018). There will be a transition period over the next few months. Thank you for your patience.

In Year 12 students start their search for universities and careers. BridgeU assists them in building their CV’s, drafting personal statements and keeping a college notebook. It can serve as on online notebook allowing them to keep the application process organised and easily accessible. Up to date information on occupational growth and salary/wages are available on the site. The individual student file is open to both students and their parents to enable discussion during the application process right up to Year 13.

University Guidance

The University and Careers Counsellor is responsible for the careers, university, and personal guidance of students in the Senior School. The University and Careers Counsellor helps students to focus on academic and personal development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. The Careers and University Guidance service is principally concerned with the personal, social, educational, and career needs of all students.

University Application Guide

Our Uplands University Guide can be found here. Please note that it is presently in the process of a radically expanded update.

Updated on 14 March 2019