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Oxbridge Applications’ new Managing Director, Caroline Lindner, discusses how to get ahead of the competition for those all important university applications, exciting international developments and, of course, the Olympics. It’s Thursday 26th July, the sun is shining on New Bond Street and the 2012 Olympics officially start tomorrow. New Bond Street – the home of Oxbridge Applications – is draped in Union Jacks and Olympic flags – and the team has embraced the spirit of the games. Some of us have even been lucky to secure some of those coveted tickets – men’s volleyball, athletics, boxing…the list goes on. But, as the excitement builds across the UK, everyone at Oxbridge Applications knows that many of you will be looking ahead to the Autumn, when those all important UCAS applications need to be submitted, and those Personal Statements perfected. Preparation is the key to success in everything you do – from choosing the degree course which suits you best, to applying to universities where you will flourish, to securing your ideal graduate job. So, whilst the Olympics will be a welcome distraction over the next 4 weeks, taking time out of your school holidays to research your university choices will help you to make an informed decision which will, in turn, allow you to focus your energies in the right direction. You don’t have to spend all of your holidays reading around your chosen degree subject, completing draft after draft of your personal statement, or completing relevant work experience. But, you do need to allocate some of your holidays to these all important tasks so that you can focus your attention on getting brilliant academic results in 2013, rather than panicking about applications when the new school term begins. At Oxbridge Applications, we have 13 years of experience in supporting students and our average UK success rate over the last 5 years is 45%, compared to the national average of 24%. That’s why we have put together a summer programme of events so that you can get ahead of the competition
School of Ideas
Our School of Ideas for History, Economics and Medicine will help everyone considering these – or related – subjects to pick up vital hints and tips about targeted reading, which will help with your Personal Statement. The events will also increase your confidence when discussing hot topics. You will be expected to offer and defend opinions at interview, so there’s no excuse for complacency! Click here for more details – these events are limited and we won’t be running the School of Ideas again until 2013, so don’t be disappointed!
Personal Statement Masterclass
Following the success of our first Personal Statement Masterclass on 14th July, we will be running two more sessions (morning and afternoon) on Saturday 25th August at New Bond Street. The Masterclass will include top tips from Personal Statement guru, Guy Nobes, and one-to-one consultations with either myself or my colleague Poppy Cooper. You will leave the event with a draft of your personal statement, and lots of useful hints and tips for perfecting the final version. The July event sold out quickly, and we had to turn people away, so don’t leave it too late to secure your place. And, finally, I’m delighted to announce that Oxbridge Applications is going global! We will be running our hugely successful Interview Preparation Days in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore in September and October for those of you based outside of the UK. We’re very excited about these events, which will be led by our Events Manager Lucinda Fraser and feature some of our fantastic tutors and our communications specialist. Click here to find out more about these popular events! If you have any questions over the summer, remember that you can contact us on 020 7499 2394. Until next time, enjoy the sunshine and, of course, the Games. Go Team GB! Best regards, Caroline