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.
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.
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
We can deliver this event at your school or college. Please contact us
to arrange a date.
Minimum number of students: