Slide1 l.jpg
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 18

UCAS Applications & Personal Statements PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 188 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

UCAS Applications & Personal Statements. UCAS – The Basics. UCAS application deadlines: Medicine / Veterinary / Dentistry / Oxbridge 15 October Most others 15 January Art and Design Route B 24 March but apply earlier for best chance Can apply for up to 5 choices

Download Presentation

UCAS Applications & Personal Statements

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Slide1 l.jpg

UCAS Applications & Personal Statements


Slide2 l.jpg

UCAS – The Basics

UCAS application deadlines:

Medicine / Veterinary / Dentistry / Oxbridge 15 October

Most others 15 January

Art and Design Route B 24 March

but apply earlier for best chance

Can apply for up to 5 choices

All applications now done on-line - UCAS Apply


Slide3 l.jpg

UCAS – The Basics

  • End March

    Deadline for replies from Universities

  • End April

    Deadline for student choices

    Choose 1st and 2nd choice

  • End August

    Results, Confirmation and Clearing


Slide4 l.jpg

Winning your place


Slide5 l.jpg

UCAS Apply

Completed online in school/college

One form for all 5 choices

Often your only chance to sell yourself

Four main sections:

- Personal details and application choices

- Qualifications gained and pending

- Personal statement

- School/College reference

www.ucas.com


How important is the personal statement l.jpg

Extremely important for

Selective, competitive programmes

Many arts/humanities programmes

Vocational programmes which require work experience

May form basis of interview

How important is the personal statement?


Slide7 l.jpg

Top 5 Tips

  • Don’t rely on grades alone

  • You need to make a quick impact

  • Take your time

  • If applying to defer entry by a year – tell us why

  • Remember that your form may be read by an Admissions Tutor who:

    • loves their subject, and

    • will be teaching students they choose


Slide8 l.jpg

Average Personal Statement

I want to do X at University because I like it at A level….

6-8 lines about the subject of study

‘I have Gold award Duke of Edinburgh’

Lists the 20 sports played and 15 positions of responsibility held at school

I like socialising with friends, reading and films…


Slide9 l.jpg

Turning an average Personal Statement into an excellent one…


Slide10 l.jpg

Excellent Personal Statement

Clever, high impact opening sentence - this is usually written last to avoid getting a ‘block’ about it

Over half about the subject area

- shows real passion for the subject area

- academics are passionate about their subject!

Work experience/career aspirations

Explain context of social life/achievement

- why? NOT what?, skills learnt and challenges/setbacks

Shows real personality


Remember l.jpg

You have one chance to get noticed!

Deadlines are not a target – earlier is better!

Check carefully to avoid silly mistakes

Show your personality and your passion

Be reflective not just descriptive

Get help but make it your own authentic voice

Show you have researched your course choice

Remember…


Slide12 l.jpg

What can you do between now and January (or October, or March) to enhance your application?


Resources l.jpg

Resources

www.getintouni.com

www.ucaspersonalstatement.com

www.studential.com


Slide14 l.jpg

Any Questions?


Some first sentences l.jpg

Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela andDavid Beckham, have undoubtedly gone down in history. They all had or have a passion, be it war or fighting against racism. (History)

Some First Sentences


Some first sentences16 l.jpg

As a big kid myself I have been drawn to the teaching profession to work with people on the same wavelength as myself! Children say the funniest things and never has a comedian come up with a one man show as memorable as some children's one liners! (Primary Teaching)

Some First Sentences


Some first sentences17 l.jpg

If I could paint my future I would leave the canvas blank, an unwritten masterpiece in the depth of the mind exposed to endless possibilities. Where is the adventure in knowing your destiny before you can hold it in the palm of your hand and be proud of your achievements. (Art with Art Therapy in mind as a career)

Some First Sentences


Some first sentences18 l.jpg

The word 'literature' conjures up many different things for many different people – for me the word literature conjures up images of adventure, escapism, knowledge and relaxation. (Creative Writing)

I know what you picked up, I know which cup you drank from, and I know which door you left the room by last. (Forensic Science)

Some First Sentences


  • Login