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Year 12 UCAS Information Evening & Greenwich UCAS Fair

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Year 12 UCAS Information Evening

On Tuesday 14th June St Michael’s Year 12 were invited in for the College’s UCAS Information Evening, attended by representatives from four UK universities. Emma Drewett from Kent University spoke about personal statements while Sam Bumby of Balliol College, Oxford spoke about How to put in a strong application for a Russell group university. Jim Carlberg and Kim Hastilow  from Westminster University spoke About Student life and University Finance, while Mostafa Azzi came into talk about the then upcoming UCAS Fair at Greenwich University, which took place the week after.

Zoe Ubom of Year 12 writes: “The UCAS and university evening enabled us to get a lot of useful information for our university applications as it is now that we have to start thinking about applying. There were a range of speakers taking about several important topics such as student finance, accommodation and writing our personal statements. Overall the evening was very informative and helped to push us in the right direction when starting our applications. Not only was this evening useful for us as year 12s, but it was also something insightful for our parents who may not have been through the university application process before. By the end of the evening I left having acquired a better understanding of how applying to university works and the importance of getting everything completed with time to spare.”

Greenwich UCAS Fair

Meeting at The Cutty Sark, over ninety members of Year 12 and eight members of staff spent the afternoon of the 22nd June at a hugely busy and informative University Fair on the Greenwich campus at The Old Royal Naval College. After an hour in the marquee talking to representatives and collecting university prospectuses, students left much better informed and considerably weighted down! Amongst other things, the UCAS Fair provides the chance for students to engage in conversation with student representatives, teaching staff and ambassadors from UK universities, giving our students an exciting taste of the universities and they can apply for. It also drives a lot of animated conversations among students coming out of the event… Last year over 91% of our students felt inspired to apply to universities in the UK and Europe.

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