UCAS Extra Guide

Haven’t got a university place yet? No problem – you can now use UCAS Extra to apply for LCCM this year!

What is UCAS Extra?

UCAS Extra is available to anyone who has missed UCAS’ January application deadline, used up all five of their UCAS choices and not accepted a place. This could be because:

  • You are not holding any offers; or
  • You received offers, but changed your mind and decided the course wasn’t for you.

This gives you another opportunity to find a place on the desired course you’re looking for.

UCAS Extra will be available from 25 February until 30 June, so there’s plenty of time to make your choice and LCCM will be here to help you every step of the way.

How to apply through UCAS Extra

Check out the step-by-step guide below to understand the process of applying through UCAS Extra.  Still have questions? Contact us on 020 3535 1080 or at contact@lccm.org.uk for assistance.

UCAS Extra

What happens after you’ve applied through UCAS Extra?

After you apply and we have considered your application, you may receive a conditional or an unconditional offer from us. If you don’t receive an offer from us or choose to decline it, you can go on to make another UCAS Extra choice.

How many Extra choices can I make?

You can apply to one course at a time through Extra until you accept an offer or until time runs out. However, once you accept an offer, you won’t be able to apply to any more courses through Extra.

Can I change my personal statement?

You cannot apply with a different personal statement or references than the ones you have uploaded to your UCAS profile. You can contact your referees to ask them to update your references if necessary.

In addition, if you would like us to consider your application with a different personal statement, get in touch with us at contact@lccm.org.uk. Remember to include your UCAS application number in all correspondence with us – this will make sure that your revised personal statement will be matched to the correct application.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any problems, concerns or questions you may have. Our dedicated Programme Consultants will get in touch to talk about your application and guide you through the process.

Good luck!

 

Vanessa Haynes Masterclass

We’ll be hosting a masterclass with vocalist Vanessa Haynes on Wednesday, 20 March at the LCCM Venue!

Vanessa Haynes is a singer based in London. She works as a solo artist, as well as being the lead singer with Incognito. She has worked with a remarkable range of artists, such as Van Morrison, Dave Stewart, Chaka Khan and Billy Ocean.

The masterclass will take place from 6pm to 8pm and all current LCCM students are welcome to attend! There will be 120 seats available so reserve your spot quickly.

Guest Talk - Hannah Bond

On 20 March, we’ll be welcoming Hannah Bond for a guest talk on Creative & Professional Writing at the Music Box!

 

Hannah is an editor at the fiction team at Hodder & Stoughton, assisting two senior publishers and working on a range of commercial fiction titles, including authors such as David Nicholls, Mike Gayle, Erin Kelly and Sabine Durrant.

 

We’ll look at the process of turning a submission into a publication, including how an unpublished manuscript become a real book, what an editor actually does, how covers are designed, the importance of marketing and proofs, what the author’s role is and how important it is to consider genre and market.

 

The talk will be open to all students, but will cater mainly to Creative and Professional Writing students. It will take place in Classroom 4B from 1pm to 2pm. To RSVP please email: events@lccm.org.uk. We’ll see you there!

Professional Performance 3

Join us at yet another Professional Performance gig!

Three of our student bands will be playing at The Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, on 18 March. The gig will take place from 8pm to 11pm and it’s open to all current students, family members and friends. We hope to see everyone there!

End of Term gig

We’re reaching the end of the second term at LCCM, and we like to celebrate these with our End of Term gigs – there’s no better way to show off how hard our students have been working in the past few months!

The gigs will take place on 12 and 13 March from 8pm to 11pm at the Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road. Our Professional Performance bands will be playing various genres and all current students are welcome to attend, as well as family members and friends.

We can’t wait to celebrate the end of term with everyone!

Darryl Howell and Marcus Kincy Masterclass

On Tuesday 12 March, come down to the LCCM Venue for a masterclass with professional musicians Darryl Howell and Marcus Kincy!

Darryl Howell is a drummer, Grammy-nominated producer, writer and musical director from Chicago. Darryl has performed with numerous prominent R&B and hip hop acts, including Nicki Minaj, Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, Avant, BJ The Chicago Kid, Aaron Camper and others.

Marcus Kincy is a keyboard player, Grammy-nominated producer, writer and musical director. Marcus has had worked with several big names in the music industry today, including Nicki Minaj, Mary J Blige, Nick Jonas, Camila Cabello and Puff Daddy. Both Marcus and Darryl are currently touring with Nicki Minaj.

The masterclass will take place from 1pm to 3pm and will be open to all current LCCM students. There will be 120 seats available so reserve your spot quickly. Don’t miss it!

LCCM Drummers Forum

On Monday 11 March, we’ll be holding the LCCM Drummers Forum at the LCCM venue.

The panel includes renowned drummers - Steve White and Neal Wilkinson as well as three of our very own drum tutors, Rich Brook, Pete Cater and Will Taylor.

Steve White has worked extensively with Paul Weller and the Style Council. He performed at the 1985 Live Aid concert at Wembley, and has also worked with artists such as The Who, Oasis and Ocean Colour Scene. He was the host of acclaimed SkyArts series “The art of drumming”.

Neal Wilkinson has been a first-call studio session musician since the mid-80s. He has recorded and toured with an impressive array of artists, including Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Ray Charles and Annie Lennox.

Steve and Neal will be joined by Rich Brook, Head of Drums at LCCM, and drum tutor Pete Cater.

Rich has worked with prominent artists such as Gary Barlow, Annie Lennox, Sister Sledge and Take That. He has also been the musical director for Holly Johnson, Jimmy Somerville and is resident musical director for the international Rewind festival.

Pete Cater is band leader of the renowned Pete Cater Big Band, a jazz ensemble that has appeared at many of the UK’s top jazz festivals. They’ve won the Band of the Year and Critics’ Choice awards in the British Jazz Awards. He was voted in the top 5 of worlds best jazz drummer in a Rhythm magazine poll.

We’ll be covering all manner of topics so come have a say or just listen!

The Forum will be aimed at LCCM music students, but all will be welcome to join. Non-students can purchase tickets to attend here.

It will take place from 7pm to 9pm, and you will be able to buy refreshments and snacks from the bar at the Venue. See you there!

Career Workshop

It’s always good to make sure you have your skills refreshed and improved to prepare for professional life after university. Make sure you catch our latest Career Workshops, delivered by GUS Student Services, coming up this March.

On 6 March, we will offer a workshop on Effective Decision Making and Problem Solving. The relationship between decision making and problem solving is complex. The major difference is that problem solving is a method, whereas decision making is a process. Problem solving is a more analytical aspect of thinking, a fraction of the overall issue being dealt with.

This workshop will help students to:

  • Understand how your mind works in processing decisions;
  • Recognise the impact of positive and negative influences of decision making;
  • Understand how your decisions shape you belief systems and overall personality;
  • Confidently share ideas and solutions with others;
  • Understand creative problem solving techniques.

 

On 21 March, our workshop will be on Job Search Strategies and Networking. Looking for a job is a process that takes time and energy, and it can be frustrating and demotivating when you do not achieve the outcome you expected. Successful job seekers utilise a variety of strategies and resources that help them distinguish themselves from others and be one step ahead of their competitors.

This workshop will help students to:

  • Get tips and techniques on how to efficiently look for a job;
  • Understand all the channels that can provide work opportunities for students;
  • Be aware of the importance of networking and informational interview.

These workshops are completely free and will be taking place in Classroom 4B between 1pm and 2pm. To book your place, email your full name, student number and the name of the workshop you wish to attend to studentservices@lccm.org.uk.

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