In this article private tutor Sarah Alakija shares her top tips on preparing to write an outstanding UCAS personal statement.
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Every year we help students from all over the world secure a place at Oxford, Cambridge, and other leading British and European universities. University admission is highly competitive and outstanding grades are just part of the selection criteria. Engaging the support and guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable university consultant can make all the difference to your chances of a successful application.
We take the time to discuss and understand your child’s academic and career aspirations and help them decide what degree would be best for them. We can provide insights into what your child can expect from different universities (and colleges within those universities), the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a specific course or college and how best to ensure your child is successful in securing a place.
If your child is still at a relatively early stage in their academic career, Simply Learning Tuition offers parents a bespoke pre-planning service which lays the ground work for when they apply to university and sets them on a trajectory that ensures the best possible chance of admission.
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We assist with UCAS personal statements to make sure they are exemplary and provide introductions to specialist tutors to help prepare your child for admission exams and interviews. Our students work with experienced university applications mentors who guide them through each stage of the application, managing workloads and keeping on top of deadlines.
UCAS Clearing and Adjustment
If your child is applying through Clearing or Adjustment, the key to success is to get fast, reliable information and to apply it effectively. Our consultants are able to help your son or daughter make the most of their results, whether better or worse than expected. They can provide information about specific universities that might not have been considered first time around and help optimise your son or daughter’s chances of securing a place at a great university. Once at university, tutors and mentors are also available to help your child get the most out of their time there.
To find out more about the benefits of our University Admission services, please call one of our university admissions consultants or use our online enquiry form further down this page.
Our guide to UCAS and University Applications
Our webinar on UCAS and university admissions features SLT Founder Nathaniel McCullagh and university applications consultant Sarah Alakija. The comprehensive discussion covers:
- How to select courses and universities
- How early you should start work on your application, and what the first steps of your preparation should be
- How to write the perfect personal statement
- How UCAS’s recently announced changes to its applications process may affect students
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University Applications to Study Medicine
If your child is applying to read Medicine, our university consultants pay particular attention to making sure your child is informed and supported throughout the application process, including practicalities like making sure they’re completely happy with the campus, town, or city in which they’re going to study. They’re going to be there a while!
We also have a bank of specialist tutors we recommend to aspiring medics. These tutors can provide your child with the low-down on all their options, and help them make a great choice.
Our university application consultants and your child’s tutors can then support with UCAT and BMAT testing and help with personal statements. They will do interview preparation and mock interviews. That includes different types of interview your child may encounter such as multi mini and group discussions, as well as the traditional panel interview.
Medicine is an exciting vocational journey. If your child is committed to taking it on, our university admission consultants are here to help them get started in the best possible way.
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