In April and May five universities visited TGS to advise students about their Higher Education decisions and answer their questions.
The universities reflect a diverse range of locations, courses and entry requirements providing all Year 12s with fantastic opportunities to learn more about the process of applying to Higher Education.
Each university provided a different focus. UCL spoke about applying to competitive universities and Leeds gave a talk specifically on studying Law and other Social Science subjects. They both highlighted the various assets of their institution. Leeds, for example, is home to the head offices of many blue chip companies making it an excellent place for lawyers to get work experience while they study.
The talk from St Hugh’s College, Oxford was centred around the unique aspects of an application to them including choosing a college and the interview process.
The University of East Anglia and the University of Manchester both focused on writing personal statements and it was gratifying to see both universities asking for similar requirements. Alexandra, an Admissions Officer at University of Manchester, added even more value to her talk as she is a TGS alumna and could talks to the students first-hand about life after the IB.
In Term 6 students in Year 12 will be offered a Practice Interview or Careers Discussion with local professionals. We are still looking for volunteers to support this process. If you can help, please complete the form: click here.