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Applying to Oxford: my journey

My silence on this blog can in part be attributed to the busy-ness of this particular stage in life: my university application. I do apologise though, as I was planning on writing loads of… 1,898 more words


University Becomes My Universe

Over the last couple of months, the majority of seventeen year olds have being stressing out about university and the fast approaching UCAS application deadline. They’ve drafted personal statements, limited to only 4000 characters to sell themselves as the best student ever (and no, they can’t submit a series of Tweets and you can’t just write ‘I’m great. 338 more words


Unconditional offers: enhancing the university process or making for an inconsistent system?

Recently I have been in the process of receiving offers from my chosen universities. This a daunting experience for thousands of Year Thirteen students across the country: it means constantly checking your emails for offers, it means being too scared to open those emails in fear of rejection and, perhaps most importantly, and it means coming to the realisation that you are under a binding pressure to get certain grades in order to get in. 1,139 more words

A Levels

University decision advice

If you are thinking of applying to University and you don’t know where to start, I hope that my blog will help you with your decision. 712 more words

Applying To University

Putting Together a Personal Statement

If you saw the title and are expecting a tutorial or tips, then you’ve definitely come to the wrong place. I don’t know where to begin. 130 more words


So I sent off my UCAS application today. It was a horrid affair meaning I had to trudge through all the details with my head of year…It turned out to be over pretty quickly. 116 more words

A Little Piece Of Me

Small steps

I’m nearing the end of my first semester (term? I’m not sure which is the right word now I’m at university) as a student mental health nurse – I’ve only got 5 days left in university until Christmas break and when I’m back in January, I’m going straight out on placement. 315 more words