For Oxbridge applicants, it’s key to understand the UCAS application cycle and to have everything ticked off for the 15th of October. Use our UCAS timeline to see where you are at.
Finding work experience isn’t hard, but making sure it’s relevant is much harder. University careers are incredibly competitive and demonstrating real-world experience and industry knowledge is a great way to stand out and show your passion for your chosen career. To help you in your university admissions process, we explain what counts as relevant and beneficial work experience.
Nailing your Natural Sciences Personal Statement is a key factor to a successful application. When applying to university, you will need to submit a Personal Statement to UCAS. If you look at the figures below from UCAS, it is clear that you need to make your application stand out. Your Personal Statement is one of the best opportunities you have to do this.
Answering Your Personal Statement Questions. Do you have any pressing questions about your personal statement that you need answered now? Here’s ten answered questions about writing the dreaded essay of university admissions (aka. the personal statement!).
Episode 10: Medical Personal Statement for Oxford, Sheffield, Bristol and Edinburgh. Medicine is one of the most competitive careers a student can apply for. Applicants to Medicine can only choose from four options, leaving the fifth option for a (usually) medical-related career. We will cover the statistics from the UCAS Statement, and delve into expert commentary from our tutors.
Episode 9: Maths personal statement for Oxford, UCL and King’s. This personal statement was used to apply to five universities, including Oxford University. This personal statement was rejected by Oxford and a couple of other universities. Read the statement yourself before reading our comments, and think about whether you think it is a strong UCAS statement.
Episode 8: Modern Languages Personal Statement For Oxford. This Personal Statement was used to apply for Modern Languages (French) at Oxford and various other universities. This is an example of a Personal Statement showing academic insight incredibly well, however, it is lacking in other areas. Here are the basic figures for this statement:
Episode 7: Engineering Personal Statement For Oxford. This is a real Personal Statement used to apply to Oxford for Engineering. This statement did exceptionally well earning the candidate 5 offers for highly competitive universities. Just 17% of candidates are successful when applying for Engineering at Oxford. Here are the base statistics for the Personal Statement:
Episode 6: Natural (biological) science personal statement for Cambridge. Since the personal statement series has been so successful, we have decided to extend the series to cover more subjects. Without further ado, episode 6. This is a personal statement sent to UCAS by a student applying for Natural Sciences at Cambridge.
Episode 5: Economics and Management Personal Statement for Oxford. This is the last personal statement in the series, so we thought it would be a good one. It is an actual personal statement that was used to apply for a place at Oxford University on one of their most competitive courses. These are the statistics from the personal statement.
Episode 4: PPE Personal Statement to Oxford. This is a strong personal statement (spoiler) submitted to Oxford and four other universities to study PPE. The whole statement focuses on the interest shown in PPE, which is exactly what admissions tutors are looking for, among other things. As always, here are the basic figures from the personal statement we are looking at today.
Episode 3: Law Personal Statement for Cambridge. This is a personal statement submitted to study law at Cambridge. This personal statement used almost all the characters available, 3,924. UniAdmissions will be publishing a different personal statement each week for the next two weeks, so watch this space.
Episode 2: Dentistry Personal Statement For Birmingham. As we did last week, we’ll show you a successful REAL UCAS Personal Statement submitted by an applicant to study Dentistry at Birmingham university. You’ll find out exactly which uni’s accepted this applicant, which didn’t and what our Dentistry tutor’s expert comments have to say about the statement.
Writing a Medicine Personal Statement for Cambridge? If so, you’re in the right place! In this post, we go through a REAL Personal Statement submitted to UCAS for a candidate wishing to study Medicine at Cambridge. UniAdmissions will be posting the different Personal Statement each week for the next four weeks so watch this space.
5 things you can do to strengthen your medical school application and be a cut above the rest. With applications to medical school becoming more and more competitive, it’s important to do everything you can to make your application strong. We’re all guilty of signing up to things just so that we can put it…