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UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
UCAS Application And Personal Statement Oct 09
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  1. Applying to University Bobbi Hartshorne www.herts.ac.uk/
  2. Applying to University What will I cover? <ul><li>What to do, when </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing UCAS </li></ul><ul><li>The application process </li></ul><ul><li>The application form </li></ul><ul><li>Getting an offer, missing your grades and doing better than you expected </li></ul><ul><li>What next? </li></ul>
  3. Applying to University What to do when Date Tasks Achieved Year 12 Summer Term <ul><li>Researching Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Researching Courses </li></ul><ul><li>www.ucas.com </li></ul><ul><li>Go on Open Days </li></ul><ul><li>www.opendays.com </li></ul>Summer Holidays Yr 12 – Yr 13 <ul><li>Start drafting your Personal statements </li></ul>September Yr 13 <ul><li>Selection of 5 courses </li></ul><ul><li>Final draft of Personal Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Start completing application form </li></ul>October Yr 13 <ul><li>Teachers references written </li></ul>November Yr 13 <ul><li>Final check and Submission </li></ul>
  4. Applying to University Successful Researching Search by course See where you can study Find out more
  5. Applying to University Successful Researching <ul><li>www.opendays.com </li></ul><ul><li>Plan Ahead to fit them all in </li></ul><ul><li>Questions to ask: </li></ul><ul><li>Do you like the area/town? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there good facilities? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there lots of things to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the specifics of the course you’re looking at? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you imagine yourself here? </li></ul>
  6. Applying to University Introducing UCAS <ul><li>University and Colleges Admissions Service </li></ul><ul><li>Act as the Middleman </li></ul><ul><li>One online form for all your applications </li></ul><ul><li>Direct you to student finance </li></ul>
  7. Applying to University The Application Process <ul><li>Submit in early Yr 13. </li></ul><ul><li>UCAS check your application and pass it on to all the universities you’re applying to. </li></ul><ul><li>The institutions tell UCAS if you’ve been successful. </li></ul><ul><li>UCAS inform you of these decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have all the response, you select a Firm and Insurance offer. </li></ul>
  8. Applying to University The Application Form <ul><li>Personal Details </li></ul><ul><li>Your GCSE results </li></ul><ul><li>Your AS results </li></ul><ul><li>Your predicted A Level Results </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers/Academic Reference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give them plenty of time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Statement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The only bit that takes any time really </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most Institutions will use the form alone to make their decision. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure it is PERFECT! </li></ul></ul>
  9. Applying to University Getting an offer, Missing your grades and doing better than expected <ul><li>Getting an offer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unconditional Offer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditional Offer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decline </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Missing your grades </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t Panic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance offer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-Apply </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doing better than expected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Adjustment Period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach with caution </li></ul></ul>
  10. Applying to University What to do next? <ul><li>Work to achieve the highest grades possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep as many doors open as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start researching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entry Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information for your personal statement </li></ul></ul>
  11. Any Questions?
  12. Personal Statements Bobbi Hartshorne www.herts.ac.uk/
  13. Personal Statements What will I cover <ul><li>An overview of Personal Statements </li></ul><ul><li>How are they used? </li></ul><ul><li>A good template </li></ul><ul><li>The dos </li></ul><ul><li>The do Nots </li></ul><ul><li>Questions to answer </li></ul><ul><li>Being original </li></ul>
  14. Personal Statements A brief overview <ul><li>Used to provide interview fodder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And/Or </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plays a much larger role in deciding whether or not you are offered a place at University </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions tutors at most Universities will spend a maximum of 5 minutes reading you personal statement </li></ul><ul><li>It provides an important opportunity to distinguish yourself as ‘the best’ candidate </li></ul><ul><li>It gives the Universities a general overview of who you are, what experience you have and why the should consider you. </li></ul>
  15. Personal Statements How are they used? <ul><li>To confirm the appropriateness for the course </li></ul><ul><li>To confirm commitment and organisation </li></ul><ul><li>As a point for discussion at interview </li></ul><ul><li>To find out about your subject focus (i.e. Your niche interest within you main subject/s) </li></ul><ul><li>To assess your commitment to wider reading and exploration </li></ul><ul><li>To understand your extra-curricular roles and positions of responsibility </li></ul>
  16. Personal Statements A good template Paragraph/s Content Opening <ul><li>Why do you want to study the course? </li></ul>2 and 3 <ul><li>How you interest in the subject/s developed </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your niche </li></ul><ul><li>Include details of wider reading and exploration </li></ul>Closing <ul><li>Extra-Curricular Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Positions of responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>How you will make the most of your place outside your studies. </li></ul>
  17. Personal Statements The Dos and Do Nots Dos! Do Nots! <ul><li>Spell accurately </li></ul><ul><li>Use the correct grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Use a clear structure </li></ul><ul><li>Provide evidence to support your statements </li></ul><ul><li>Name drop </li></ul><ul><li>Write too much </li></ul><ul><li>Lie or embroider the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘used to’ </li></ul><ul><li>Use cliches </li></ul><ul><li>Leave it too late! </li></ul>
  18. Personal Statements Questions to answer <ul><li>What sparked your initial interest in the subject? </li></ul><ul><li>How are the subjects you to at school relevant? (All of them) </li></ul><ul><li>How has you extended your learning in this area outside of the curriculum ? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you demonstrate that you are the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard-Working and Committed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well-Organised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will make the most of a place at University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If relevant, how does your chosen course fit in with your career plans? </li></ul>
  19. Personal Statements Being original <ul><li>Your personal statement is meant to be exactly that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal to you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take advice, but make sure you write it in your own words </li></ul><ul><li>Try introducing a phrase or quote to liven it up </li></ul><ul><li>UCAS now use a similarity detection system, so you will be caught if you plagiarise </li></ul>
  20. Personal Statements A Further Information and Guidance <ul><li>From UCAS </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ucas.com/students/applying/howtoapply/personalstatement/ </li></ul><ul><li>From Studential </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.studential.com/guide/write_personal_statement.htm </li></ul>
  21. Any Questions?

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