Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Maximise your chances of getting into Uni...

I have been doing a bit of research into Universities offering Accounts, Economics and Business Studies for my new role as a Sixth Year Tutor this afternoon. Having made a note of all the expected entry requirements, I came across this information on the Kings College London website which will make very interesting reading for all pupils thinking of applying this year...and something to work towards during the next academic year to maximise their chances of getting in.

"We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, theological interests etc. Participation will be valued but achievement in these areas of interest will also be recognised."

We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college or community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also those who have demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

We look for applicants who have varied extra-curricular interests and enjoy active participation in areas such as sport, music and the arts in general. Participation will be valued but any achievement in extra-curricular activities will also be recognised.

Although we do not require applicants to have been in paid or voluntary employment, we welcome applications from those with any experience of work within a business setting.

What is considered at interview? Communication skills particularly in analysis and debate.

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