UCAS can be a pretty daunting experience. The constant emails saying “something has changed” but not specifying what, the lengthy process and the amount of times you have to amend your entire application. Trust me, I know. We’ve all been there. To save you guys the hassle of worrying what needs to go into your application, I’m going to give you some pointers of what to include (or not include…)
1. Be yourself!
I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to just be you rather than trying to change our words and application to fit the university. Universities want to know about you and why you would make a difference. By trying to change yourself to fit the university, you’re not showing them what you can bring to the table.
2. Include your passions and hobbies!
As I’ve stated in another blog post before, university is MORE THAN JUST WORK!!! So, its best to outline what you enjoy doing outside of your academics too!
3. Be patient
From experience, I was the worst person when it came to stressing over offers and interviews. I recommend just finding things to take your mind off of the topic at hand as stress is never good for anyone!
4. Emphasise your achievements
This can be anything from being head girl to your academic excellence award. You want to shine to the university and by showing off these things, you’ll get there!
It wasn’t that long ago that I was in your shoes so I totally understand what you may be feeling/thinking. The main points I want you guys to take from this is to not stress out too much and show the universities you’re applying to who YOU are and not what your academics say you are!
I hope this helps and I wish you luck!!!!
(P.S. - once you have your offers, be sure to visit an Open Day!!)