Our year 12 students welcomed Lewis Clarke, from the University of Lincoln's education liaison team, who provided our students with an insight in to the UCAS process and how to get started with writing a personal statement.
The presentation followed on from a recent Year 12 visit to the NEC in Birmingham, for the UCAS Discovery Exhibition, where over 170 universities and apprenticeship providers were present to discuss courses and careers with Year 12. There was also a rolling programme of live lounge speakers covering everything from Oxbridge applications through to subject-specific and careers insight sessions.
Jeremie Hemans said, ‘The University of Lincoln session was really helpful as I didn’t know much about personal statements before that. The guide to write framework that Lewis shared with us is great and through completing this, I am now able to make a start on my personal statement.’
Eliza Donnelly said, ‘The trip to Birmingham NEC was really insightful and allowed us to speak directly with universities about entry requirements, tips on the application process and other things like how to apply for accommodation. This visit also helped get round clashes with forthcoming university open days as so many of them that I am interested in applying for were there at the UCAS Discovery Exhibition.’
Post-16 Co-Curricular Coordinator, Mrs Hegarty, said, ‘Both events have hopefully provided Year 12 with an excellent understanding as to how the UCAS process works and the opportunity to start to make informed choices about their future pathway after Brooke Weston.’