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Personal Statement Masterclass - Get It "Write"!
Sat 6 May 2017, 08:15 – 10:15 BST
We believe all students have something important to say about themselves and their reasons for studying a subject. We also believe that every student is unique, not least their vision of the world around us. But when composing a compelling personal statement for admission into university, students need to know, really know, what is being asked of them. This master class will provide on overview of the personal statement requirements.
Our role is to give students the highest quality guidance and advice. All candidates bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the table. When grade attainment is taken into account, the personal statement can be the students’ most compelling opportunity to achieve the university offers they deserve.
Why is it important – weight carried in the overall application process
Purpose, structure, length and guidelines
Key selectors: what specifically are admissions teams looking for
The personal statement as a basis for interview
How to handle single honours v/s joint honour
The role of motive and evidence:
Evidence of what works and why
Evidence of what does not work and why
Timelines and next steps
Where: Imperial College London
Duration: 2 Hours
Class Size: Small
Sarah Norris is committed to helping young people be successful and fulfil their potential in life. Improving student performance through motivation, lateral thinking and skill based training is key. She works with students across ten London based secondary schools and multiple schools abroad as a consultant and expert in British higher education and future pathways. She is engaged by corporations, schools and parents to teach students. She also delivers an annual enrichment programme at London Business School for talented students in Year 12 across multiple state schools. Sarah holds a Bsc Economics from London School of Economics and an MBA from the London Business School & Stern School of Business.
What to bring:
Pen & paper
Please note that Step Into My Shoes contracts with Imperial College for the use of facilities, but has no formal connection with Imperial College.
Please note students signing up and attending this course need parental permission to do so.
NB We need a minimum number of students to run this course.