Free webinar – 5 Tips To Write a Top Personal Statement For University

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Join our webinar on 24th May at 8-9 pm, helping students nail their application essay – An essential summer project!

Whether it’s, confirming their course selection for UK universities, or shortlisting personal topics which fit a certain narrative the student wishes to convey to admissions teams, starting the essay writing process in the Summer before their last year of high school is the ideal opportunity for the student to understand how best to pitch themselves to the universities of their dreams.

This Webinar will cover :

  1. Getting started: the general importance of application essays
  2. UCAS (UK) Statement: how it confirms course choice and suitability
  3. US Essays: from Common App, UC Personal Insight Questions, Supplementaries, and everything in between: building your narrative through your essay
  4. European and other higher ed systems: why it’s important to identify US-like or UK-like essay expectations, no matter where you apply
  5. A practical breakdown of how to get the personal statement done with minimal stress

Sign up today. Email to book your place.

This free webinar answers all these questions and more and will provide practical tips on helping students stand out from the crowd with their applications.

When & Where?
Online Webinar, 24th May at 8-9 pm CET.
Who is this webinar for? 

A no-miss event for 17-18-year-old students, about to start their applications.

How do I sign up? 

Email with your name, city and age of student.

A one-hour presentation with the chance to ask questions of Dr Daniele Labriola – University Applications Advisor – BA, UC Berkeley, MLitt & PhD, St Andrews University. Who has dedicated over 10 years to assisting families and training schools, on how best to prepare students for the top tier of higher education.

Dr Daniele Labriola

More information:

Most universities ask the applicant to set down in writing her motivations for undertaking higher education. Some higher ed systems do so straightforwardly. For example, the UK’s UCAS asks, in so many words, ‘Why this course?’.

Others, by contrast, do so more circuitously. Take, for example, the US’ Common App: ‘Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?’.

These written tasks go by many names (‘essays’, ‘personal statement’, ‘motivational letter’, ‘personal insights’, etc.) No matter their appellation, the importance of the applicant’s replies to them cannot be overstated. At minimum, they are her main attempt at convincing a university that she has the right pedigree for a rigorous academic course. In other cases, they serve as, with little exaggeration, detailed insights into her very soul.

Over the course of this presentation, we will go through the ins and outs of some of the most popular higher ed applications, particularly their respective written tasks.

One by one, we’ll see how each crafts its question(s) to the applicant in line with their respective expectations of what an applicant should be telling them (sc. an admissions team) about her worthiness for a specific course or university.

We’ll make a point of showing why it’s crucial for the applicant to understand a given higher ed system’s motivation for asking their unique set of questions. We’ll then go over various strategies the applicant can use to ensure each answer is tailored to the specific system she is writing for.

We’ll also discuss how to manage her essay workload, starting in the summer, to ensure she is not scrambling to finish her applications at the last minute!

See you there!


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