English Literature and Creative and Professional Writing student Charlotte writes about moving away from home.
I distinctly remember how daunting the task of summarising 17 years of hobbies, interests and skills into one piece of A4 was.
Open days are arguably the best way to seek out which university is best for you. Going to open days allows you to explore the campus and surroundings and ask questions with lectures and previous students about your course or the university in general.
It feels like it was yesterday. I flew over from Prague, was picked up by bus with some of the incoming international students by the University and that was it.
Writing a personal statement can be challenging. Not only can you demonstrate why the University of your dream should choose you over your peer, but it is also an opportunity to express and explain what you have achieved, outside of your application form.
I never felt completely ready to go to university. There was always something more to do, another pair of jeans to pack, another fear that would make its way into my head and make me doubt my decision or another person I had to leave behind.
When you’re applying to university, there is a lot of pressure for you to make the ‘right’ decision. It’s important to ask as many questions as you can to make sure you are making the most informed choice you can.
Excitement, happiness, satisfaction, joy are just a few words that can describe the feeling you get when you find out you were accepted into the university you wanted to study at.