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Preparing for an interview and what to remember on the day

It is interview-season for those applying to Uni.  Today, we’re going to show you how to prepare in advance and what to remember on the day of the interview. Do your research One of the best things you can do in advance of an interview is to fully research the Uni, department and course.  The chances are you could well have an interview as part of [...]

January 15th, 2018|Categories: > Academic Paths, Interview Tips|

What to do when an interviewer says “Tell me about a time when ….”

It can be your worst nightmare, your mouth dries up, your mind blanks and there is an unending silence from the interviewer who asked the question as (s)he waits for your answer.  You desperately want to study this subject, but it’s oversubscribed and Uni need to choose who to offer a place to, so first you have to overcome this dreaded interview! For those in year [...]

December 19th, 2017|Categories: > Academic Paths, Interview Tips|

Top tips for a career in the creative sector

Helen Argo is Senior Producer at Aardman Animations.  As one of the biggest brands in the creative industries, their award-winning work produces a unique combination of independent film alongside broadcast and advertising spots. The studio has had ten Oscar® nominations, and has won four. Helen kindly shared with us her personal career journey and her top tips for those considering a future in the creative sector. [...]

December 15th, 2016|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Creative & Digital|

Transferable skills – what skills do I have and where can I find more?

We're continuing our theme of Transferable Skills to help with your personal statement and at interview. In an earlier website Blog, we talked about matching your skills to the ones valued by the Uni that you are applying to. This makes your skills ‘transferable’ and, in simple sales terms, will increase your chances of success. Simplify them into categories However, it can help if you first [...]

November 29th, 2016|Categories: > Academic Paths, Transferable Skills|

An interview at Uni is a chance for you to ask questions as well

If you’ve got an interview coming up, you’ve been shortlisted along with others of similar ability, most likely because the course has been over-subscribed! To now choose between you all, the interviewer wants to know if you are likely to be able to complete the degree course. They’ll also be looking to see how you’ll fit in with the culture of the university and what value [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Categories: > Academic Paths, Interview Tips|

Keep your options open

Keep your options open! If you're in year 11 and ready for work next year, you will know that apprenticeships offer an opportunity to earn and still learn!  But for those in year 13, did you know that you can apply to Uni and for apprenticeships at the same time, then choose between them later? Consider your own personal motivations and take time to talk to [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Uni versus Apprenticeships|

Matching your transferable skills

One of the best ways to sell yourself at interview, or in your Personal Statement, is to match the skills you have to the ones the Uni (or College) are looking for and this makes your skills TRANSFERABLE. A skill is really a talent - something you can do or have already achieved. The challenge is to demonstrate how your skills can be regarded as assets [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: > Academic Paths, Transferable Skills|

Making your five UCAS choices

If you're finalising the five Unis for your UCAS application, see if the following may help: (a) Consider that many colleges now offer Bachelor Degrees. e.g. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - BA(Hons) Professional Stage Management e.g. Yeovil College - BA (Hons) English and History.... (b) Consider a Foundation Degree if you're not sure if you'll get top grades - or for your Insurance Choice - [...]

November 1st, 2016|Categories: > Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|
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