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Posted: 28th February 2023
IB1 students have taken part in an interactive virtual session led by Lanterna Education/Elite IB, offering top tips on successfully applying to some of the UK’s most elite universities.
The students gained expert advice on applying through UCAS, including the application journey, degree types, university types, the different components of a university application, and fees, including international students.
They discussed how to build a first-class profile to stand out to university admissions tutors – from finessing the personal statement and your individual “brand”, to focusing on extra and super curricular activities, emphasising the importance of exploring beyond the syllabus to fine-tune personal interests and talents.
Part of the morning session was spent hearing from a recent University of Oxford graduate about their application journey. Our students were excited to learn tips and tricks for a successful application, admissions tests, choosing a college and succeeding at interview from someone who has been through the rigorous process themselves – and excelled!
Using the innovative virtual platform, Wonder, IB students were able to hop in and out of virtual sessions led by graduates from a range of leading Russell Group universities. The technology mimics the interaction they would have at a UCAS convention, for a unique and immersive experience.
The highly stimulating session allowed the students to interact with graduates and representatives of the top universities they aspire to attend – a fantastic opportunity to gather insider information on a range of exceptional universities and degree courses of choice, as well as to ask questions and gain information on best practice guidelines for applying.
A number of leading UK universities took part, including the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial, Durham University, University of Manchester, University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh, and the University of Glasgow.
The students were also able to delve deeper into a variety of competitive degree programmes – from Medicine, Law and Engineering, to Economics, Physics, Business, PPE, Geography, History and Psychology.