Written by Sharon Hampton and Abhishek Chakravertty, Year 12/13
Over the course of the current school year, Sixth Formers have been given the opportunity to meet multiple university representatives who visit our school.
We have had enjoyed visits from universities from a number of different countries, giving us the chance to grasp a bit of knowledge of the destinations in which we can head to. One of the most common element is getting a university lecture in the Sixth Form lecture theatre by a representative from the respective university in which we will be briefed about the university itself including topics such as courses that are being offered, the application process, tips on enhancing our personal statements and grade requirements. We have also been given the opportunity to speak to these representatives during our lunch times to ask more specific questions and details about certain courses.
We believe that it is a great chance for students to get to know more about their university of choice and open themselves up to the other possibilities of courses, whether they are similar to the one they hope to apply to or something completely different. It also gives us the opportunity to learn more about the careers we can pursue in the future and perhaps even work experience for preparation before the application process.
Also the visits from the different universities have been an eye-opening experience to say the least. Most of the talks we receive have been in part, a breakdown of a specific course offered by the university. While it may not have always been a course we wished to do, much of what we are told is transferable to other courses. Furthermore, the university lectures have brought to light how different the same course can be at different universities and how different the application processes to universities in countries outside of the UK, such as Canada and Hong Kong can be. With each university being so different, we think that having had so many universities coming to visit will allow us to make informed decisions later on this year.
In addition to the University visits hosted at school, the next British Council University fair will be hosted at KLCC on March 8th and 9th from 1pm-6pm