How to write a personal statement for your uni application

Applying for university can be stressful. One of the most important aspects is your personal statement – it’s what universities use to see who you are. It’s a place for you to show why you want to study a course, which skills you have that make you suitable for the course and university, and any relevant experience you have. Dos & don’ts Do use the Action, Benefit & Course (ABC) method as it helps you say what you’ve done, your relevant skills and how it relates to your chosen course Do keep it succinct – you have a maximum of…

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How to deal with 5 problems as a university student

As a high school senior, you couldn’t wait to move out of school and jump right into college but now when the day has come, you are faced with a plethora of emotions. Yes, making the transition to university is an exciting yet challenging phase. This new stage in life is all about coping with change and adapting to a completely new environment. While it may be difficult initially, by the end of your course, you are sure to leave as a more enriched and responsible person. Even though you can never be prepared enough for what university life throws…

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How to make yourself more employable

Last summer, there were 14 million graduates in the UK1 competing for similar jobs. As such, there is an increasing importance for young people to make themselves stand out during the job application process. Students are realising that qualifications are no longer enough to secure them a position, especially when up against other young people with similar GCSE, A level grades, apprenticeships or degrees. As a result of this, employers are moving towards a values-based approach when recruiting, particularly in the care sector where there is a nationwide shortage. In fact, it is expected that a million more carers are…

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3 things you should be doing in your final year at uni

If you’re in your final year of university, first year probably feels like a faraway dream under the giant workload, dissertation drafts and of course not being able to go out every night. You have to start thinking about life after graduation, but still make the most of your time before you have to start adulting. Here are three things to help you out in your final year:    Know what you want With looming deadlines and a shed load of reading to do, thinking about a job post-graduation is not a priority for many students. It may feel overwhelming…

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29 things you’ll do as a fresher

Ah, the big move to uni. You’ve bundled all your belongings into the car, said a teary goodbye to mum/dad/gran/siblings, and bought your body weight in baked beans and pasta (just to be on the safe side). What’s next? Fresher’s week, and all the fun, chaos, and humiliation that it brings with it. Here’s 29 things you’ll undoubtedly do as a Fresher. #relatable. #awkward.    Meet your flatmates. Have the ‘what are you studying?’ conversation around 782 times in the first week. Decorate your room with fairy lights (an adorably cliché way of decorating) Run out of drawing pins to…

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