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  • Mafalda
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    Hello everyone,

    To all parents of Y12 students who want to support their child's path to UK university (and suffer; I know I do!), I thought I'd share a workshop to be held Sat 23rd of April where I've registered my daughter - don't hesitate to contact Sarah Norris, she is very detailed, clear and dynamic in her approach.

    With best wishes


    Planning to apply to a top UK University?


    Date: April 23rd

    Where: Imperial College

    Time: 9:00-16:30 (one hour lunch break)

    Price: £195 (registration closes April 14th)

    What will I learn:

    Applying to a top university in the UK can be a daunting experience. And unfortunately, every year excellent candidates with the right qualifications don't get the offers they deserve. This taster course is designed to teach students how to build a competitive portfolio and application that appeals to university admissions teams. Students will also be guided on how to choose a subject that speaks to their strengths/future interests and identify a short list of target universities.

    Without any doubt, students with an early start to the process make more focused and marketable candidates.

    The Challenge:

    It is clear that competition for the best university places is becoming more intense each year.  Students rightly concentrate on attaining the necessary grades but these days that is not enough.  University admissions teams in the UK are faced with an overwhelming number of applications from students with very similar qualifications and grades. They therefore choose successful candidates on a whole series of different factors which are not limited to academic success. This course will highlight the combination of factors outside of academia that contribute to a successful application.

    Programme of the Day

    09:00: Registration

    09:15–09:45: University landscape – current relevant trends

    9:45–10:45: Subject choice & future pathways

    Short Break

    11:00-11:20: Subject choice & the ratios game

    11:20–12:00: UCAS


    13:00-14:00: Personal Statement

    The statement as a writing sample: structure and guidelines.

    What are admissions teams looking for and how to deliver the right messages.

    14:00–14:30: Academic and non academic activity that enhance candidacy

    Short Break

    14:45–15:15: Extra-curricular and/or super-curricular

    15:15–16:00: Interviews, admission tests, additional written supplements

    16:00–16:30: Summary

    This workshop is based on experiential and active learning. Students will be asked to think critically, engage in discussion and work in small teams.

    Our Philosophy:

    <p class="p1">We believe that applying to higher education should be in the context of future career development. It is also widely acknowledged that students with an awareness of the "real world" appeal to admissions teams and recruiters.

    Trainer Bio:

    Sarah Norris is committed to helping young people be successful and fulfil their potential in life. Improving student performance through motivation, lateral thinking and skill based training is key. She works with students across ten London based secondary schools and multiple schools abroad as a consultant and expert in British higher education and future pathways. She is engaged by corporations, schools and parents to teach students. Sarah holds a Bsc Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the London Business School & Stern School of Business.

    What to bring:

    Pen & paper

    Packed lunch (alternatively students will be able to have their lunch break off campus)

    Refreshments and snacks for short breaks will be provided. Students need to notify by email any food allergies on registration prior to the workshop.

    To reserve a place, please email Sarah Norris: info@stepintomyshoes.co.uk

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