Let’s get personal: Personal statement workshop for year 11, 12's or 13's

University event offered by UniTasterDays Ltd

Event Summary:

This is an interactive workshop which introduces university personal statements. It includes tips for students structuring their own personal statement and allows students to look at (and critique) personal statements used by university applicants in previous years. The personal statements used are designed to provide some laughs along the way!

Full Event Details:

The workshop closes with a personal statement exercise where students will start to think about developing their own personal statement. This also provides the opportunity for students to continue working on their own personal statement after the session.

Group size: 1 - 35
Duration: 30 minutes (without a personal statement writing exercise) or 1 hour (with personal statement writing exercise)

The sessions are fully evaluated. This data can be used as an evidence base in terms of the impact of this intervention for school improvement purposes and Ofsted inspections.

A press release can also be sent to the local press after each session, so schools potentially benefit from great publicity as well

Who will deliver the sessions?
All sessions will be facilitated by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays Ltd. Jon has spent a career working in higher education, working with schools throughout the UK. He has worked for three Midlands universities and also sat as an Executive Director of the Higher Education External Relations Association.

UniTasterDays is a Careers England Member organisation, an affiliate member of The Careers Development Institute and a collaborative partner of HELOA. UniTasterDays was a 2018 finalist at the Education Resource Awards.

Please note:
We are not funded for sessions, so charges apply. If you don't have any budget for independent UniTasterDays workshops, do remember that universities offer great events too - which are usually free of charge. You can browse these on the UniTasterDays.com site.

Suitable For:
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

Duration: Short Session

Min. Students: 1

Dates Available:

We can deliver this event at your institution. Please contact us to arrange a date.

Institution Profile:

Independent and interactive university talks for your school groups

As well as offering award-winning university event resources for secondary schools, UniTasterDays also deliver informative, interactive and independent university talks for your students. These university talks are created to meet your own requirements, and are delivered by experts with enhanced DBS disclosure, and a wealth of references available.

The general charges for each school, including a lunch time drop-in after each session (if the timetable allows) are outlined below:

Sessions delivered on the same day (exc VAT):
- 1 session @ £350
- 2 sessions @ £400
- 3 sessions @ £450
- 4 sessions @ £500

What do schools say - feedback includes:

"A successful and very informative presentation to our Year 11 students, with lots of useful advice for them to act on now and going forward." Highworth Warneford School

"An informative and provoking workshop which motivated the students to really think about the possibility of going to university in the future." Ebbw Fawr Learning Community

"An engaging session which kept the students interested and increased awareness of a number of issues. Well organised and thoroughly professional." St Andrew's CE High School for Boys, Worthing

"The interactive presentation helped to inspire our young people and helped them to understand the importance of choosing the right GCSE's and introduced the idea of university afterwards. Highly recommended." The Warren School

"The girls are still talking about how useful the talks were, and I am delighted that they got the chance to actually begin some work on a personal statement - marvellous." Bruton School for Girls

"I would not change a thing. It was brilliant." Thomas Knyvett College

What do students say - feedback includes:*

“It was great”
“A superb presenter – he deserves a raise”
“The session completely changed my view on university”
“It was fun!”
“Really helpful and I learnt a lot”
Very useful and will really help in the future”
* school names removed as comments include pre-16 audiences.

Booking Policy
The booking and cancellations policy for all sessions is listed here: http://www.unitasterdays.com/cancellation-policy-talks.aspx

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