Students who are aiming for the top universities in the country are offered the opportunity to attend Russell Group sessions to stretch and challenge them and boost their UCAS application. Before the Easter break two speakers visited SFX to meet with those students.
On Friday 9th March Eleanor Humphrey from Cambridge university visited to speak to students in the Russell Group and share her expertise about applying to Cambridge. During the talk Eleanor spoke to students about preparations for their UCAS applications including tips for structuring their personal statements, choosing courses and super-curricular activities. Students learnt about Cambridge’s unique collegiate structure, supervisions, the academic and pastoral support which is available and why it is now regarded as the number one university in the world. Students also had the opportunity to scrutinise examples of personal statements and begin to structure their own, ready for their UCAS 2019 applications. The session was an excellent start to a series of talks from visiting universities scheduled for the Spring and Summer terms.
London School of Economics (LSE)
On Friday 23rd March Eleanor Buxton from London School of Economics (LSE) visited to speak to students from Business, Economics and Humanities A-levels about the opportunities on offer from LSE. The talk was a great insight into life at LSE including the range of courses available, pastoral care, student finance and accommodation. Eleanor also gave useful tips about applying to LSE and the all-important personal statement which students are also working on for UCAS 2019 entry (for which students should typically complete at least nine drafts!) An undergraduate student also spoke to students about his journey in applying for LSE and how he is now finding his course. The session was an informative and interesting talk and was an excellent overview of this world renowned university.