So you’re off to university… Time to learn the basics!

August 28, 2014

The summer before starting university is the perfect opportunity to finally let your hair down. You’ve made it through the exam stress and survived the anguish of waiting for your results. A break has been well and truly earned! But before you throw caution to the wind completely, take into consideration just how much of a MASSIVE deal starting university is, especially if you’re heading off to a city that is unfamiliar to you. Are you as prepared as you could be? Have you done everything within your power to make sure your transition is as smooth as possible? If Continue Reading →

Everything you need to know about Clearing

August 14, 2014

By understanding the process of Clearing, you increase your chances of finding a course that is right for you. Approximately 10% of all students who go to university each year find their courses through Clearing. What is Clearing? Clearing is a way for universities to fill places they have left over ahead of the new academic year. For students who are not holding any offers, this is their opportunity to find a university place. When is Clearing? Clearing commences on A level results day (Thursday 14th August) and continues until 20th September 2014. You can only apply through Clearing once Continue Reading →

Applying to University: Personal Statements

July 8, 2014

Why your personal statement matters Your personal statement is one of the most important parts of your UCAS application. Very few courses require applicants to attend interviews, which is why it is crucial for you to make sure that your personal statement stands out. This is your chance to demonstrate why you think you are right for your chosen course and talk about your long-term goals. Have you chosen a course that is relevant to your chosen career? Have you explored the subject beyond the current syllabus? These are things you will need to take into account. Which? University have Continue Reading →

Are You Thinking About Studying Law?

April 11, 2014

If you want to master important legal skills, public speaking and argument formation, Law could be the course for you… There are very few areas in life that are untouched by law in some way. This is why a degree in law has always been one of the most sought-after, as well as one of the most highly respected. A degree in law can be the first step to a career in the legal sector for many, but because of its complex and challenging nature, there are a number of choices that will be open to you should you choose Continue Reading →

Applying to University: References

March 4, 2014

References are another important aspect of your university application. References are submitted through the UCAS website and are often written by an A level tutor or the head of your sixth form school. Make sure that your reference is written by someone who knows you well and will write a glowing review. Your reference should be able to speak about your chosen course as well as your career aspirations. They should also know details about your performance in school and any personal achievements or circumstances that the university should be aware of. The more specific details your reference has about Continue Reading →

Applying to University: Interviews

February 25, 2014

Some courses may require an interview as part of the application process. Interviews are a chance for the university to gain a better understanding of you as an applicant.  The key to a successful interview is preparation! Make sure to research what other a level students have said about the university interviews and prep with mock interviews. The interview may require you to provide an example of your work such as a portfolio or an essay. Ask someone to look over the work you submit before attending the interview and put time into choosing the correct essay or portfolio items. Continue Reading →