RO Relaunch Monday – University applications and personal statements
Not sure what the RO Relaunch is? Check out this introduction to the RO Relaunch post.
Applying to university
When applying to university, you will use an online service called UCAS where you will find all the relevant and up to date information you will need for the application process.
- It’s a good idea to note down all important dates and deadlines so that you have plenty of time to complete each stage of the application process! Click here for key dates.
- The UCAS application process can be divided into 4 stages: research, application, making final choices and results and confirmation. Click here to learn more about each stage of the UCAS application process.
- To hear more about the UCAS application process from a students perspective, read Saiyaf’s application journey when applying for Loughborough University.
Learn everything you need to know about applying to the RO Partner universities here:
Writing your personal statement is an important part of the university application process. It is your chance to demonstrate to the admissions team that you have a genuine interest in your chosen subject, and that you have the motivation to succeed at university, within your chosen field.
- Every personal statement is different, but there are some key things to include and avoid. Find out what to include in your personal statement here.
- Click here for 6 top tips for writing your personal statement from students at the University of Nottingham.
- Read these reflective questions you can ask yourself when beginning to think about what to include in your personal statement. Remember, your personal statement is unique to you and your experiences!
Preparing for interviews and tests
Some courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Law include interviews as a part of the application process. A university interview may be formal or informal, and the aim is to give the department a chance to learn more about you as a person, your abilities and experience, and your reason for pursuing your chosen course.
- Olivia, an MEng Aeronautical Engineering student at Loughborough University shares her tips for preparing for a university interview.
- While some courses require interviews as a part of the application process, others include admissions tests or a mixture of both. You can chat to current students at Queen Mary University London about admissions tests, such as the UCAT.
- Find out what the application process was like from current students at The University of Sheffield.
Confirming your place
Once you have sent your application to your chosen universities through UCAS, attended any admissions tests or interviews and received responses to your applications it’s time to choose your firm and insurance offer! Here’s everything you need to know about making your decision:
Choosing your firm and insurance choice university can feel like a daunting process. Before making your decision, check out these Do’s and Don’ts to help you make sure you are making the right decision for you.
When you are making your decision, remember to check the Recognition Guide for information about the additional consideration and RO alternative offers available at each of the RO Partner universities.