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How to get into your preferred University

  • August 21, 2020
 

The UK is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world, making it a popular choice for many students looking to continue into higher education

To help you navigate this new territory and to give you a few pointers on what makes a successful application, we’ve put together an easy-to-follow list you should follow to get into university.

  1. Do your research

Consider what career path you’d like to take and be open-minded and proactive about what is the best option for you. Bear in mind that you’ll be working towards a degree in the subject you choose for at least three years – you want to make sure it’s something you’re genuinely interested in.

  1. Choose your university and course

It’s worth researching which universities offer the top-rated courses in your specific subject of choice and reading up on student reviews. Think about what subjects you enjoyed at school and college, what you were good at and what any future roles you’re considering require.

Having a good idea of your target grades is beneficial in knowing what is realistic when applying.

  1. Bolster your CV

Any relevant practical experience you can add to your profile boosts your chances of getting an offer from a UK university. However, it’s not only a job that can help boost your CV. Whether it’s taking part in a sports team, a summer course or spending some time volunteering, universities look favourably upon efforts to broaden your horizons.

  1. Write a strong personal statement

Writing your personal statement is one of the most challenging parts of the application process. Due to the sheer mass of personal statements each university receives each year, it is important to write one that is compelling and original.

This is your opportunity to sell yourself, your skills and write about any of your extra-curricular activities and interests. A strong, well- written, personal statement may be the safety net that allows you into university.

  1.  Send off your application – and remember your deadlines!

Once you’ve chosen the universities you’d like to apply to and you have your predicted grades, reference letter and a great personal statement, you’re ready to go!

Remember to read your application thoroughly before you send it off, and its worth giving it to someone else to look over one last time. Once you feel confident, send your application on its way.

If The Graduate Project can be of assistance then please get in touch via email at recruitment@thegraduateproject.co.uk or give us a call on 0207 043 4629.

By Anirudh Nair

 

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