University workshops for students

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University workshops for students

18 December 2014

UCAS Application
Our students have recently been receiving invaluable advice about applying for university.

Visitors from the University of Reading and Brunel University of London have both provided workshops on how to write a good personal statement. These statements are a key part of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application process.

Francesca Carey from Brunel University London said:

“Brunel have a good relationship with the college and a long history of helping the students get through the UCAS application process.”

It is a great way for us raise the profile of the university within the college (without any hard sell) whilst also providing the students with really good advice and doing our bit for the local community.”

BTEC Business student Akash Tembang, 18 from Bracknell, who is applying to start university in September 2015 said:

“The workshop was really helpful as it told us about the content you need to include in your statement and also other details like how many words it needs to include and how important it is to use good grammar.”

These workshops form part of a programme of events arranged by our nationally accredited careers staff, and during the application process the students and their parents are invited to:

·         An annual Higher Education Conference

·         An annual parents’ information evening

·         Visits to universities

·         Drop in sessions covering all aspects of applying to university

·         Individual guidance sessions

·         A personal statement clinic attended by local universities

Karen Gallagher, one of the college careers advisors explained the importance of these sessions:

“These activities will provide the students and their parents with information about all aspects of the UCAS application process as well as student finance and life at university.

They give a valuable insight into what is needed to get to university, what to expect when they get there, and enables students to make informed decisions about their future.”

The college is proud to have achieved Matrix Accreditation which is the national quality mark for all organisations delivering information, advice and guidance services. This independent standard ensures that the college is offering the highest quality information, advice and guidance to help students decide on the right path for their future.

To find out more about our A Level, Level 3 vocational courses and Access course which offer a route to Higher Education call 01344 868600 or email

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