Ashbourne College UCAS Day – June 2015

June 24, 2015

The annual Ashbourne UCAS Day took place earlier this momth, and was a great success! The UCAS day, with Push Talks, is arranged once a year to provide AS students with extra information to prepare them for the university applications process. During the day, Push gave talks on how to apply for university, the best way for students to pick a university that is right for them, and how to write a personal statement. After the talks, Assistant Director of Studies Rob Kocho, conducted a personal statement workshop and advised all students to begin thinking about their personal statements over 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 →

Upcoming UCAS Days for AS Students

June 9, 2014

A reminder for all AS students!! Information Session at Heythorp College The first UCAS day takes place on Wednesday 11th June at Heythrop College. The day will consist of information sessions and workshops to familiarise you with the UCAS process. You will be given advice on how to write a personal statement and how to choose a university that is right for you. You will also attend a one hour talk on student finance delivered by a representative from Barclays bank. Attendance to this day is strongly recommended! Visit to Imperial College The second UCAS day will take place on Continue Reading →