Refining your Personal Statement
Magdalene College is delighted to invite students to our upcoming event, ‘Refining your Personal Statement’.
As the October deadline looms, we’ll be discussing what universities are looking for in a personal statement and how applicants can get the most out of their 4000 characters. This session will provide attendees with hints and tips for how to sharpen up their statement, and highlight the common pitfalls for candidates to avoid.
The event will be delivered by the Schools Liaison Officer, Tess Leyland.
This session is aimed at UK students who will be applying to university this autumn, but may be useful for younger students or those supporting an application.
Students from our ‘Link Areas’ will have priority, but we anticipate that there will be plenty of space for students from across the UK. Magdalene’s Link Areas are:
- North Wales
- Isle of Man
To attend this event, you must attend either a UK (or Isle of Man) state school, or an independent school on a scholarship or bursary. This event is aimed at students planning to apply to university this autumn, but may be useful for younger students, teachers or parents/guardians too.
This event is free, but requires registration. Please register your interest by Tuesday 21st September.Refining your Personal Statement Registration >>
Places will be offered out following the deadline to apply, so please save the date, check your junk mail, and look out for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest.
The Application Support Series 2021
Magdalene College is delighted to be running a series of free online events in 2021 for Year 12 students in state schools across the UK and Isle of Man. These sessions are designed to support students in making a competitive application to university, with sessions ranging from picking a course to interview support.
The support and advice will be relevant to students applying to academically competitive universities across the UK, including, but not limited to, the University of Cambridge.
Tess Leyland, Schools Liaison Officer, will the delivering the sessions alongside members of the Admissions Team and current students. These sessions aim to:
- Introduce students to applying to university and the quirks of the University of Cambridge.
- Give in-depth guidance on the Cambridge admissions process, and provide students with the knowledge and tools to support their applications to competitive courses across the UK.
- Develop students study skills ahead of their final year, and to prepare them for learning at university.
Attendees will need to register for each event individually. Registering for one event does not mean a student will be registered for the rest of the programme, registration links will be uploaded to the home page on a rolling basis.
Area Links Scheme Explained
The University of Cambridge assigns each Cambridge College one or more geographic areas through its Area Links Scheme, Magdalene’s assigned Link Areas are Merseyside, North Wales, Ceredigion and the Isle of Man.
The Scheme enables the University of Cambridge to build effective, coherent relationships with schools and colleges across the UK. It also provides schools and colleges with a specific contact to keep in touch with the University, while helping each College to better understand specific regions and their unique local educational environments.