i have to research the process of applying for university for my devised drama piece, if you could share how you felt during the process, the support you got, who/what helped or hindered you and how, what influenced your desicion, how you felt at the start vs the end of the process etc. it would really help!
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- Thread Starter
- 11-01-2017 22:15
- 12-01-2017 01:23
How I felt during the process:
I was overwhelmed by the amount of Univs to choose from, also the arrangements to travel and visit my choices.
The support I got:
My school didn't really care about Uni, I've applied for computer science and only two others in my class have applied for Uni, many have dropped out/kicked out due to not having the grades, so there wasn't much support.
We had one talk from someone who spoke for at most 15 minutes and gave out a leaflet about UCAS, she then left.
When trying to get my reference done I was told by my teacher to put the reference in the "personal statement" section... so yeah, pretty poor support.
Who/what helped or hindered me and how:
Parents and my aspirations helped me put in the effort, I'm looking forward to a motivational boost if my first choice accepts me, or a huge downer if they don't...
I suppose my teacher giving me incorrect info was a hinderence, but there was no malice in it, she simply didn't know what she was doing.
What influenced my decision:
Uni league tables, even though people have said not to put too much thought in them.
Campus location (since I'll be living there for years)
While I go out a lot I'm not that bothered about the nightlife, so it wasn't a big factor at all.
I also want to move away from home, I yearn for independence, so ensuring my Uni choice meant staying at home wasn't feasible was important :P
How I felt at the start vs the end of the process:
At the start I was wanting to get my UCAS though ASAP to start getting offers, now the offers are coming in I have a huge mix of emotions from dread to excitement, it will all pass as soon as my first choice gets back to me
- 12-01-2017 01:28
They tried to make me do that at 6th form as well but I never turned up lol.