This course is designed to introduce students to the UK university application process and, in particular, the importance of the personal statement. By the end of the course we expect participants to have a clear idea of how to construct a personal statement and what detail to include.
Ed Richardson is Keystone’s Director of Education. He has been advising families on entering top UK universities for almost a decade. He read Zoology at St. Andrews University in Scotland before completing a Secondary Science PGCE and Masters in teaching and learning at Oxford University. Prior to joining Keystone, he taught at an outstanding state comprehensive academy in Oxfordshire.
- 09:00 – 10:30 on Monday 14th August or Thursday 17th August
- Length: 1.5 hours
- Group Size: 10 students maximum
- Cost: £100 inc. VAT
- Location: Keystone Tutors, 5 Blythe Mews, London, W14 0HW
- Content/Structure: The course consists of 2 x 45 minutes sessions with a 15 minutes break.
Session 1: What options are there? An introductory session exploring course choices in the Humanities and Arts and STEM subjects. To include the following:
- Popular courses
- Course types (lengths, single vs. joint honours etc.)
- University types
- Linking course choice to potential career options
- Session 2: What should a personal statement consist of? An overview of the UCAS application process, the importance of the personal statement, its form and function and the need for wider reading. Participants will also be given a copy of Keystone’s Personal Statement Pro Forma and taught how to use it and what to include in each section. Participants will also have at least 15 minutes to begin to fill in the Pro Forma. The seminar leader will be on hand to provide guidance and answer questions.
Places must be reserved in advance. To reserve your place or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Poppy on: 020 7602 5310.