How to write a Cambridge Personal Statement (Interview with the Admissions Tutor of Newnham College, Cambridge)

What should you put in your opening sentence? Do your AS grades matter? Do you need to have relevant work experience? How important is your further reading? These are all questions I’m asked all the time about personal statements. So, I thought the best thing to do would be to go directly to an Admissions […]

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The Weekly Routine of a Straight A Student (with 8 steps to create your own)

I think I understand you. You’re reading this because you’re ambitious for your future. You’re reading this because you want the best grades. And, you’re reading this because you’re willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill your ambitions and get those grades. Today, I’m going to share with you the biggest thing that helped […]

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Win help with writing your personal statement for university! (Watch the video and enter)

Are you applying to university this autumn? Yes! Then you’ll know you have to write a personal statement as part of your UCAS application. The trouble is, if you’re like many of my other readers, you’re finding this both stressful and difficult. Many of my readers have come to me with questions like: Where do […]

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I've got my AS level results. What now? (3 steps to forming a plan for success next year)

You’ve opened that dreaded envelope. You now know the truth that it contains. You’ve got your AS level results. What should you do next? Whether you were over-joyed with the results, got just what you expected or are horribly disappointed there are several things you can (and should) do now. 1. Work out what worked […]

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I’ve got my AS level results. What now? (3 steps to forming a plan for success next year)

You’ve opened that dreaded envelope. You now know the truth that it contains. You’ve got your AS level results. What should you do next? Whether you were over-joyed with the results, got just what you expected or are horribly disappointed there are several things you can (and should) do now. 1. Work out what worked […]

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The pleasures and adventures of summer reading (5 books I recommend to you)

This is what I’ve done so far this summer: Lived through tragedy and thwarted love Discovered (again) that sticking with difficult things is often very rewarding Grappled with ethical, religious and legal issues with a high court judge Embarked on a quest for freedom and women’s rights Learnt how to deal with rejection in a […]

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