New College of Humanities: Personal Statement Workshops
New College of Humanities are offering a Personal Statement workshop which can be delivered in a one session crash course or in a 5 week period with higher focus into detail.
In the first week, students will be introduced to the UCAS admissions process. The activities of the session will encourage students to think about what they want from their university experience - eg. one-to-one tutorials, out/in London, contact hours, reputation, courses. This will help students identify what best suits them in terms of their learning and the support provision they wish to have.
Students will be introduced to personal statements and explore the most successful structure.
The task will be to compare and contrast an excellently written personal statement with poorly written ones. In the session, we will explore the ABC format for writing successful personal statements. At the end of the session, students will be given a task to identify any relevant experience, extra/super-curricular activities they may wish to include in their personal statement.
The session will be used to explore wider reading that is related to the course that students wish to study at university. Our highly trained student ambassadors will be available to help students analyse the texts and help them draw out information student would like to incorporate in their personal statements. At the end of this session, students will have the building blocks that will be used to structure their statements. Students will be sent homework to create a draft for their statement to be reviewed in the next session.
This week will be used to peer-review and the statements and students will be able to express any concerns about their statements. Further examples will be analysed. Students will have time to reflect on their constructive comments made and will have the opportunity to redraft their statements at home.
This week will be 2 or 3 weeks after the last session. This will allow plenty of time for students to edit their personal statements before submitting it to us for final suggestions.
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